Today, I spent the morning and afternoon editing two pieces I've been working on for weeks. One is a personal experience/travel essay and the other is the first two-ish chapters of a memoir. After weeks of writing and re-writing, I finally got both pieces to a place I felt good about, so I knew this … Continue reading How to effectively self-edit your writing
As I discussed in my last blog post, "Step away from the screen to get your creative juices flowing," screens inhibit our creative brains. Luckily, we can combat our screen time by picking up a new read. Reading has been shown to enhance our creative thinking and spur our imaginations. With that in mind, I recently … Continue reading My plan to read more often
While my blog posts are directed at my readers -- whomever they may be -- I will admit that I don't actually write for my readers; I write for myself. I write because, like running, it's one of my passions. I've never been able to stick with journaling, but a blog lets me capture all … Continue reading Write, write, write!
You know the feeling of looking at a job posting online and thinking, "This sounds great. It's what I know how to do, and it's what I do well," but then you scroll down to the qualifications and read "three to five years of experience" under the qualifications? Well, I do. I know it really … Continue reading Dear future employer