Matt Huston is a freelance fiction writer and author.
From an early age, he felt the creative call beckon when he picked up his first Spider-Man comic book and subsequently began writing and drawing his own adventures. The most influential moment came however with the introduction of Dungeons & Dragons through the classic Gold Box video game series, and it was at that point he was hooked on role-playing games.
Shortly after graduating from University, Matt joined the indie video game industry and several years later moved over to mobile app development, where he still works at a software investment firm as a Senior Developer. Throughout that time, he ruminated over fantasy worlds, writing notes, drawing maps, leading him to pursue his passion for creative writing where he could weave his own worlds and stories.
In his free time, Matt is also a passionate motorsports fan, including IndyCar & Formula One. He is also a fan of Star Wars and an avid reader across a variety of genres.
It’s tough enough to find the time to write, never mind the time to learn about the craft. While many great books teach the craft of writing, it’s not easy to find the time to sit down and read them. Luckily, there are also great podcasts that teach new writers to become better writers. So, you can learn how to write better while walking down the street, driving in your car, or just about anywhere at any time.
If you’re like most beginning writers, chances are you’re looking to improve your craft. Like most everything else, practice is essential to becoming a better writer. Therefore, it’s important to write as much as possible. But it’s also vital to learn how to write well. The following five books are great resources for any beginner writer. They’ll not only motivate you to write more, but they’ll also show you how to write better.
A flash fiction short story about a grieving young man seeking solace in a special location from his childhood.