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.

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

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 standard letter thatContinue reading “The Best Writing Advice I’ve Ever Received Came From a Rejection Letter”

My Writing Breakdown This Week: Day-by-Day

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 focused on biggerContinue reading “My Writing Breakdown This Week: Day-by-Day”

Gaining Experience Writing for Organizations

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I recently began seeking opportunities to expand my writing portfolio. The theme of this blog is “Living a Life of Writing,” a phrase which summarizes my goal of spending more time focused on my writing. One way I hope to achieve this goal is to eventually transition intoContinue reading “Gaining Experience Writing for Organizations”

The Five Most Difficult Lessons I’ve Learned About Writing

Most of us can agree that writing is not usually as simple as having an idea and “writing it down.” While inspiration does occasionally flow freely, most writers I’ve talked to believe that producing consistent writing takes determination and a lot of self-reflection. Writing can be tough and feel like a struggle some of theContinue reading “The Five Most Difficult Lessons I’ve Learned About Writing”

Scenes from a Hat: The Stories Around Us

I used to watch the improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? In a segment called “Scenes From a Hat,” the host would pull slips of paper from a hat that contained random scenes suggested by the audience. The cast would then improvise these scenes, and of course, the comedians would turn them intoContinue reading “Scenes from a Hat: The Stories Around Us”

Weekend Updates

This past week, I have been working to complete several writing tasks while balancing a full-time job, dealing with a broken water heater, and catching up on daily chores after being on vacation for a full week. Needless to say, it has been hectic, but I have managed to stay afloat and accomplish more thanContinue reading “Weekend Updates”

Writing on Vacation

My boyfriend and I took a trip to Denver this past week. He was sent here on a work conference, and we decided to stay in town for a few days after the conference ended to turn the trip into a vacation. While he has already flown home since he booked his flight separately throughContinue reading “Writing on Vacation”