Tag: writing

Writing a Brave New Book

Most people don’t realize that it actually takes a lot of courage and guts to write, even tell, a story, especially if you’re doing it right. To share a story, fictional or true, you have to believe that another person will understand you, that you are communicating something universally true. Forget talent and ability.

September 13, 2010 1

On Reading Texts that Annoy You

When I first started taking writing classes, I was shocked that my professors allowed us to express our appreciation for or hatred of a text. In my high school English Literature classes, I could never say that I didn’t like Moby Dick, even though I was thinking it. Then, liking or not liking a text was besides the point.

September 6, 2010 2

On Forgetting Yourself, for Charm’s Sake

Though it’s often portrayed negatively, charm doesn’t have to be a method of manipulating or deceiving people. I believe that charm can be completely genuine, a tool used for good. I want to be charming to make other people feel comfortable and to shine as my best self. So, how does one forget oneself in order to be more charming?

September 3, 2010 0

What Job Interviewers Won’t Say to Your Face

Applying to and interviewing for jobs is one of the most tedious tasks. The job hunt requires patience, persistence, your best bullshit face, at least one clean pantsuit, confidence, and a sense of humor. Often, you will find that you are smarter and savvier than the people who are interviewing you and/or reviewing your resume.

September 1, 2010 3

Blogging and Creative Reinvention

When I feel stale, I like to reinvent myself, which is what I have done. As you can see, I’ve redesigned the layout. I’m also going to be covering more subject matter: writing, teaching, exploring current events and pop culture, living outside of New York City, and navigating friendships and dating in the Internet age.

August 24, 2010 2

Is It Just Me, or Is It a Bit Drafty in Here?

Wordpress, and most other blogging platforms, allow you to save drafts; this function is useful if you have an idea you want to save for later, or if you can’t finish writing a post in one sitting. You can save your draft and come back to it at any time, on any computer with Internet access.

July 22, 2010 1

5 Ways that Writing for a Website Is Like Dating

If you want to keep a person interested, you should avoid doing certain things like belching loudly or talking excessively about an ex. Like dating, writing effectively for a corporate website or blog has its own rules and etiquette. Here are five ways that writing for a corporate website is like dating.

July 14, 2010 0

Private Blogs (Clap): They’re Helping You

Most people who have a blog update their blog because they want to share their thoughts with the world. Why would anyone want to create a blog that no one is going to read? Isn’t a lack of readership why most people give up blogging? And isn’t the promise of a readership why many people start?

July 13, 2010 0

Staying Tethered, Both Digitally and Metaphorically

For me, writing is a kind of tether lets me fly a little above the world but doesn’t let me stray too far. If I go for too long without writing, I feel heavy, and my mind feels bloated. I need to dump everything that’s in my head so that I can make sense of it, so that it doesn’t overwhelm me. While writing, I can distance myself.

June 25, 2010 0

5 Exceptionally Written Blogs

As an avid blogger with a creative writing background, I really appreciate other bloggers who take the extra time to write insightful, meaningful content. I do enjoy tumblr blogs, photo blogs, and funny blogs as much as the next person, but I have a special place in my heart for blogs with more words than pictures.

June 21, 2010 0