Tag: writing

The Insight of a Lovebird

So, I won’t be referring to my fiancé anymore throughout some of my articles. He always works as a perfect example or as a character in an anecdote. However, I will be referring to my husband! This past weekend we were married, a long, arduous and expensive process. Many times during the year we considered eloping, …

Maybe You’re Not Wasting Your Time After-all

I think in this poem, because it was a story, I stepped away from psychedelic imagery. I felt nervous almost. I hadn’t written a story in so long. It is a poem, but this particular poem needed to get its story out to work. During the process, I was fixated on conveying this tiny tale effectively–clearly.

I wrote some poetry today. It was coming out in full prose sentences, instead of trippy snippets, little short sentences that I felt inclined to snip apart at line breaks. Scrolling back up to read some of what I had just written, I noticed too many gerunds (-ing endings) and use of to be’s. The …

How to Write Fabulous Blog Posts all the time…a great cheat sheet

How To Write Fabulous Blog Posts--all the time! Can you imagine if Sylvia Plath had her own blog? Her posts would have been fascinating.

Long before blog posts even existed, women writers already had the wisdom and skills to author a blog. Can you imagine waking up on a Sunday morning, warm coffee in hand, to read Sylvia Plath’s latest blog posts? Or Virginia Woolf’s weekly newsletter in your email inbox? “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there …

5 Ways To Help You Heal With Writing

5 writing remedies for emtional healing

If you’re freaked out, confused, hurt, angry or just depressed, writing can potentially be a cure-all. Writing can come in handy during those times when your friend may have said something that suddenly made you so over-the-top defensive, but neither one of you are sure why. Or, you might be feeling incredibly insecure and overly preoccupied …

The Newsletter Fiasco (Why I’ll Never Try To Send Out a Newsletter Again)

The newsletter idea seems enticing, but really it might actually turn your subscribers off

I’d heard about the whole, “make sure your blog has a newsletter” thing from basically 90% of the “blog tips for bloggers” niche blogs. It seemed like a bad idea to me: What if they don’t want extra emails? Isn’t that more work for me? How many blog newsletters do I (as a subscriber to …

The Unlikely Bookworm, Part I, A Review of Fragments

Marilyn Monroe: Read. Gain Knowledge. Self-express. Subscribe to success. Pink Curlers & Post Scripts

Part I, The Book Review This past Christmas, my mom, also a writer and a poet, gave me a book entitled Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters by Marilyn Monroe (ed. Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment 2012). As you, my gracious readers, most likely can tell, I’m a big fan of this icon. To receive a …

Poem Published in Magazine!

New poem published in Canyon Voices Magazine

Every single time I send out a poetry submission to a literary journal or magazine, I encounter a conflict of thoughts, “Why did I send that third poem?! It sucks!” or “Did I sound too cocky on my cover letter?” or “Did I not sound professional enough?” “Why did I even bother wasting time on …

What NOT to Write in Professional Emails

Think before you click!Today, emailing has become a balancing act, especially in the work place. With competitive energy and emotions rising, it's important to know what's appropriate and inappropriate in email writing. Here's 10 "don't" to remember when you're writing your next professional email.

As a freshman in college, I’d come in from the pool, bikini still on, open my account my and poof! There would be an email from a crush back home, or a health article from my mom, a vibrant, goofy animated Thinking of You card, a just-writing-to-say-Hello note. I remember how fun emailing was. I …

Tangled Up in Selves

Yes, I am a professional and an artist, but now these two pieces of my public self have branched out, divided and multiplied. Because one of my artistic expressions is to write, as soon as I discovered the multi-faceted world of blogging, I was entangled and hooked. As a poet, I constantly attempt to concoct and create work that …

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