Putting ideas into words.
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Polished: A Novella Concept Story
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Putting ideas into words is a writer’s greatest thrill. He or she will never pass up the opportunity to weave together strings of words to craft an elaborate storyline, regardless of the form. Songwriting, just like writing prose or poetry, takes the process a few steps further, adding a musical element to the mix.
This week we sat down with Jacqie Brooks, fashion/beauty enthusiast, editor and fellow lover of words, to talk about a genre of storytelling we haven’t covered here before: songwriting. Read more
By day, Olivia Zimmer, 23, is an English teacher living in Incheon, South Korea, far from her cozy hometown in northern Illinois, USA. By night, she’s an aspiring writer, like so many of us. But her chosen path to developing and refining her skills is one you may not have heard of before. Read more
Finding time to write, and writing well, seems impossible for some. For others, it just becomes one of many challenges that make life worth the busyness. For today’s featured writer, it’s a talent turned hobby turned success story. School, work and writing go hand-in-hand, and busyness is just a minor side effect that comes with putting good ideas into well-crafted words. Read more
Over six months ago, I spent an afternoon writing a piece for an online publication. At the time, I was really proud of it. After submitting, I did not hear anything back and, obviously, assumed it wasn’t ever going to go anywhere. A few months after that, I submitted the same piece, with a few small edits, to another publication. Thankfully, it didn’t get chosen for publishing there, because this week – six months after submitting the article – an editor contacted me with an apology and her edits. Read more
This is for anyone ready to give up. (Hint: don’t give up!) Read more
Spelling and grammar mistakes are still taboo in publishing; social media is a completely different discussion (perhaps we’ll get to that later, let me know if you’re interested in that). At least for me, spotting such an error on a website means I’ll probably be clicking away within the next 30 seconds or so. It completely dismantles credibility.
Yet we either completely obsess over it or disregard it completely … neither of which are good habits when it comes to writing things we intend to eventually publish. Read more
This is not a technical writing blog, for many reasons. But everything I do cover here revolves around writing, creativity and writing stuff primarily for the internet. That is what I know best; therefore, these are the kinds of things I am able to help you, my readers, with as a blogger. Read more
Only once have I referred to any potential employment as my ‘dream job.’ I don’t like that phrase. I used it because it happened to be a position in which I would get to write, but writing was only a small part of the impact I would be making at a certain company I admired. When I think of my ideal full-time career, there is no one position that comes to mind. Instead, I think about not things I want to do, but ways I want to make a difference. Read more
I turned a year older last week. One year closer to an acceptable quarter-life crisis, even though I’m pretty sure I’ve already had three in the last six months. I’m not one of those people who minds getting older. Growing further and further away from my past, in some cases, is a very good thing. Read more