Writing

On Privacy and Sharing

In a recent newsletter, Alexandra Franzen included a list of writing prompts, one of which went like this: “What are the parts [of your life] that nobody sees?” This question has been on my mind quite often lately. Could I actually find good writing material in the banalities of my everyday life? In the things I don’t feel compelled to…

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How to be a professional writer
Lifestyle, Writing

Motivation Monday: On Writing

“Write like a motherfucker.” – Cheryl Strayed Write all the time, every day, in every possible mood. Write when you’re so excited to write that you could throw up because you can’t get it all down on paper fast enough. Write when you have nothing to say. Most importantly, write when it’s the very last thing you feel like doing—when…

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How to become a social media pro
Writing

Five Tips for Developing a Meaningful Twitter Presence

   1. Create content that is unique, rather than original. Recall: “Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your…

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Writing

How to Do What You Love: Q and A with Freelance Writer Alissa Walker

Meet Alissa Walker. Today she is a design blogger at Fast Company’s website Co.Design, a columnist at GOOD, the associate producer of the public radio show DnA, and an organizer of Design East of La Brea, the monthly party she co-hosts. Alissa launched a freelance career for herself a few years ago by starting, simply, to do what she loves: writing, walking, and eating…

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