Everyone keeps telling you: writing skills are crucial for success in any profession. Who cares if you don’t intend to become a writer? If you’re an office worker, for example, you’ll have to write several daily emails to your boss, collaborators, and clients. You’ll only leave a positive impression through flawless written expression. The slightest misspelling or grammatical error could make you look silly.
You have read this (essay, article, rant, post, blog) before: Girls may just wanna have fun, but writers just wanna write. It’s an easy lament to poke holes in, easy as teachers complaining about their jobs (You get summers off! You don’t work all day!!). In the case of writers, we get things like, “You get to work at Starbucks without the apron!” or “I wish I could sit at home all day in my pajamas to do my job.” An author I know recently posted on Facebook that she had just finished her…
Back story – the bane of many beginning writers! How do I get all of the essential background about my character into the story as quickly as possible, they ask. And so they do what is a called a “back story dump,” filling you in on all the minute details of the…
One of the quickest way to get screened out as an applicant is to submit a seriously imperfect resume. Because resume is your first introduction to the employer, make it an impressive one.
A great resume can open a door to success, but a worst one can close it quickly. This article tells some common mistakes that makes your resume worst.
1. Typos and grammatical errors
It seems almost too easy, but these errors can ruin your impression with a hiring manager. Your resume… Continue
Added by Helen Greene on July 15, 2016 at 9:09pm —
Every week, we write about a different word. Last week's word was duality. Go to happymisery.com and go to the Blog Time! link for all the details. Next week's word is Secrets. Write anything you'd like - essay, fiction, poetry, list, memoir, idea, whatever you'd like, and your submission will be posted the following Wednesday. Wednesdays are word days! It's a liberating exercise. Come test your muscle in this completely anything-goes, non-judgmental space! Just explore a word. So fun!!
If you’re a writer, you learn editing is vital. You can do that first copy edit and proofread ’til the cows come home (I’ve always wanted to use that phrase), thinking I’m a good reader and writer; this will be easy. You eventually learn of the visual completion the eye does for your own writing. There are always omissions and errors.
Sooner or later with average income or finely honed bartering skills you hire an editor, one who is both skilled and impartial to get the best…
Times are changing in the publishing industry. A variety of publishing platforms and tools allow us to spread our wings in a multitude of ways.
I’ll admit that it can be scary to share your writing on a new platform, but the truth is that it can also be exhilarating. I’m nearing the completion of my first teen novel, Bonjour Girl, on Wattpad and I’ve enjoyed the process…
Yes, this is a familiar theme for me. I love writing and I love being with people. I know, accept, and am comfortable with the duality of my writing life. I am completely at ease ensconced in my oversized chair reading the draft of a piece of writing on my laptop. Coffee…
Hybrid concepts are all the rage in book publishing. She Writes Press is a hybrid press. There are hybrid authors (authors who publish traditionally and nontraditionally); hybrid publishing arrangements (where publishers and…See More
My novel, Appetite, has been out in the world for three months, and I’ve met with two book clubs in person (not by Skype). Six more clubs have invited me to join them next fall and winter, including the club to which I’ve…See More