Brutal Writing Advice


Because you're mature enough to hear the truth.

Looking for my Creative Writing Training Videos? Click the button below to go to our Member's Only Area.

Website Highlights

This is the official Creative Writing Training website for Maxwell Alexander Drake.

I teach creative writing all over the world, from San Diego Comic Con, to Gen Con, all the way to the very first Comic Con in Saudi Arabia!

If you are an aspiring writer, you've come to the right place. Here you will find a bunch of free material that will help you on your way.


When you are ready for more, you can join the Member's Only Area and be treated to hours of online videos on a verity of writing topics.

Drake's Vision

My vision is simple, to make better stories, one writer at a time.

But that's more than a statement to me. What this industry has become in the past 15 years frustrates me to no end. Never before have so many people tried to become published authors - which is awesome! Never before has it been easier for people to get published - which is amazing! And at no time in history have so many people been so uneducated on how to write - which breaks my heart.

Writing is sacred to me. It's not easy to do well, no matter what you've been told. It takes time and effort to become a really good writer. So that's what is for. To help YOU become a better writer. Help you understand how to make well crafted stories. Stories that I want to read.

Because, let's face it - in the end, if you write it, but no one enjoys reading it, what was the point?

  • Creative Writing Videos - Do you learn best by example? Well, so do I. That's why I'm taking the time to put all my experience down in videos. I mean, that's the main reason this website exists. Check out the free sample, and see if my training style will help you become a better writer.

  • Free Local Classes - Are you a Las Vegas local? Did you know I have been teaching Creative Writing Classes for the Library District for 8 years now? I've had over 2,500 students over that time. Would you like to be one of them? Well, hit my page for the deets.

  • Drake's Brutal Breakdown - where I pick apart movies and such, showing you what worked, and what didn't. A great way to take a look at stories from under the hood.

  • Class Handouts - Will you be attending one of my live lectures? Well, here you will find the downloadable handout that goes along with it.

  • Get Autographed Copies - Would you like to pick up copies of my Drake's Brutal Writing Advice books, or perhaps some of my fiction books I've had published over the years? Well, check out my bookstore.

  • Free Reads - Have you never read any of my fiction? Are you like most readers in today's world of questionable writers and don't trust writers you've never read? Well, head on over to my personal website and read over a novel worth of stuff for free. Then you can decide if I have the writing chops needed.​

Brutal Writing Advice

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