Writing Exercises

Writing Exercise: The First Rain

It wasn't supposed to rain that day, but still, it did. The rain wasn't supposed to come cascading down for the first time in ten years. It wasn't supposed to strike the dusty ground that seemed to shudder in surprise, sending up small billowing puffs of dust from the drops' force.

My Writing Journey

Writing Goals: Building on What I’ve Already Accomplished

In this post, I discuss setting three goals including 1) Continuing to create content for the organizations I work with now, 2) Identifying more blog-writing opportunities to help expand my portfolio, and 3) Developing a plan for maximizing the potential of Paper Crow Blog.

My Writing Journey

The Best Writing Advice I’ve Ever Received Came From a Rejection Letter

Photo by Edu Lauton on Unsplash A couple of years ago, I submitted an essay to an online literary magazine. I received a rejection e-mail from the editor a few months afterwards. Although I felt the usual disappointment at the time that my work was passed on, I've later become grateful for this e-mail. Instead of the typical… Continue reading The Best Writing Advice I’ve Ever Received Came From a Rejection Letter

My Writing Journey

My Writing Breakdown This Week: Day-by-Day

Photo by Nick Morrison on Unsplash This week, I reminded myself that I can always fit writing time into my schedule - I just need to look for opportunities as they present themselves. I have also been making an effort to recognize my small successes, as I have a tendency to not recognize gradual improvements when I am… Continue reading My Writing Breakdown This Week: Day-by-Day

Interactive Posts

Collaborative Book List (Readers Can Still Add Suggestions!)

Photo by Florencia Viadana on Unsplash Recently, I created a post (which you can read here) that readers could comment on and leave suggestions for books they recommend. I wanted to compile that list for both myself and for others in case any of you are seeking new titles to read. As I mentioned in the post, I… Continue reading Collaborative Book List (Readers Can Still Add Suggestions!)