writing

How the Post won the Pulitzer: Aurora theater coverage

How the Post won the Pulitzer: Aurora theater coverage

The Denver Press Club added another accolade to its wall of fame after reporters from the Denver Post presented their Pulitzer to the club on April 13. The Denver Post won the Pulitzer for their print and pioneering digital coverage of the mass shooting that took place in an Aurora theater in 2013. Former and […]

Tips for Writing Horror – Establishing the Mood

Tips for Writing Horror – Establishing the Mood

Writing is, indeed, an art-form that must be established over time through rigorous practice and effort. After we have established the skill of writing, does it always come easy? In this article we will discuss how environment may play a role in the process of writing–specifically horror. How easy would it be to write the […]

Introducing the Writerleidoscope of Gardell Neal Jr.

Introducing the Writerleidoscope of Gardell Neal Jr.

      As the new Editor-in-Chief of Metrosphere I now have the honor of discovering and sharing new talent and voices in our community. For this week’s Lady Lumps column I am delighted to pass the baton to Metrosphere’s new blogger Gardell Neal, Jr. He has a distinct style and perspective that you will […]

You. Yes, you. Write for us.

You. Yes, you. Write for us.

If you’re one of our loyal readers, chances are you’re still not seeing all the articles you want to see in “The Metropolitan” or online at metnews.org. This problem has a simple solution: come write them. English majors and minors, journalists of all concentrations, education majors and anyone who has ever put words on paper […]

My inner pirate made my snarky inner voice walk the plank

My inner pirate made my snarky inner voice walk the plank

This year, Earthlings, I’m gonna use you—use you to aid me in my progress. This year, I’m going to take you with me. I’m going to report to you my progress of developing my story that I eventually will send off to prospective publishers and agents. See, if I fail, I will do so publicly […]

Slip into something more comfortable

Slip into something more comfortable

Greetings Earthlings, The other day, my grandma sent me a sweater. According to her, “That was hand knitted, Jody, in Ireland. Now listen: that’s a real Irish sweater for a real Irish girl.” Most often when my grandma sends me clothing, I smile and say, “Oh, thanks!” but on the inside I’m saying, “Oh…thanks?” This […]