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The Creative Writing INDOC: A Start-Up Guide to Creative Writing for the Military by Veteran Writers

Members of the United States military are bound to have many unique experiences. Experiences worthy of a book, short story, or maybe even a screenplay. Rather than repeating, “you had to be there…” members of the military community can learn the skill of creative writing and put their stories on the page so they can come alive and be experienced by every reader.

The Muse Writers Center has taught several veterans of Hampton Roads and helped guide them through the once unthinkable road to publication: Mike Krentz (Dead Already), David Cascio (Frog Flyer), and Erin Beaty (The Traitor’s Trilogy), are just a few veteran writers who started their writer’s life at The Muse as a student.

The Creative Writing INDOC is the perfect way to begin or jumpstart this journey. Students can learn the practical basics or sharpen their skills with this informative and interactive 3-hour class led by a seasoned veteran writer.

If there is a book in ya, we will help you find it and get it out.

Pre-Register here:

The class is free for all active duty, veterans, family, and caregivers of the U.S. Armed Forces. This workshop and others made possible in part through the National Endowment for the Arts.

Karrie McDaniels will instruct this class.

Karrie Loomis, a U.S. Navy Veteran, is the author of, “The Rocking Horse,” a stranger-danger middle grade fiction, and she currently writes women’s fiction and personal essays. Karrie serves on the Executive Board  for Hampton Roads Writers as the Treasurer. And she is the facilitator and host of Ego Break Writer’s Retreats, which focus on creativity and character development. Karrie discovered The Muse in 2015 and continues to be a regular student, volunteer, host, and outreach teaching artist. She is earning a Master of Arts degree in transpersonal psychology from Atlantic University and holds a B.S. in psychology with a minor in world religions from Old Dominion University. When Karrie is not writing, she is a practicing Reiki Master and Spiritual Life Coach.