My name is Brian and I turned 25 yesterday. One of my goals in life has always been to walk into a bookstore and see a book of mine on the shelf. I realize the improbability of that happening but I don’t give up easily. I have been a police officer in the Air Force for the past eight years. I am currently in Kuwait waiting on transportation to my third deployment to Iraq. My goal this deployment is to enrich my writing ability and start planning/writing a book. I am leaning towards a crime/mystery or thriller.
I have some experience writing in academia (I am two classes from completing a Masters degree in Criminal Justice) but that is entirely limited to non-fiction and nothing longer then 30 pages. Does anyone here know of any good online creative writing workshops I can use to improve my abilities? They would need to be accessible entirely online and not have extremely strict deadlines. (Due to obvious situations that can arise while deployed to a combat zone.) Right now I am leaning towards one of the http://www.writersonlineworkshops.com workshops I found after following a link on this website.
I look forward to learning from you all!