I didn’t write on vacation this past week, and that turned out to be a great thing.
30 years old and technology-averse, I am now navigating social media as a freelance writer and editor.
I am at my happiest when I’m writing, and I am looking to incorporate even more writing into my life in the coming months.
My latest birthday has been a reminder that writing is inevitably tied to other aspects of my life, for better or worse.
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.
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”