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How To Write a Story: Finding Your Story

In my blog How To Write a Story: An Overview I briefly and generically covered the difficulty of finding a story you can and should write. Since this is one of the areas where writers struggle the most, the following blog breaks it down further. Discovering Your Story Type The first step to finding your story is discovering the type of story you want to tell; this is a multifaceted process. The type of story you decide to write will inform the length, content, research, and style. There are endless types of stories, [...]

By | July 1st, 2015|Blog, Content, Creative, Writing|1 Comment

How To Write a Story: An Overview

Have  you ever wondered about how to write a story? There's nothing better than sitting down at your computer, opening a blank Word document, and staring at your screen for the next ten hours. It's a simple life to be sure, but one that many writers know all too well. My computer and I often get into staring matches. Unfortunately, I lose more often than I would like, but I swear, one day my screen WILL blink first. I digress. So you want to know how to write a story? [...]

By | June 29th, 2015|Blog, Content, Creative, Short Story, Writing|0 Comments

Writing Inspiration: New York City

Discovering writing inspiration is not easy. Most days I stare at my computer hoping that something comes to mind and BAM! I'm filled with writing ideas. That's rarely the case and yet that's typically how most of us write. We expect writing inspiration to appear out of thin air, envelop us in its glory, and take us on an amazing imagination-filled ride. Certainly, that can happen, but nine times out of ten, I've found that I have to actively search for writing inspiration. Thankfully, I just had a unique opportunity. This [...]

By | June 22nd, 2015|Blog, Content, Creative, Writing|0 Comments

5 Social Media Tips for the Busy Entreprenuer

Running your own business is exhausting. There are countless demands on your time and it can be a struggle just to keep all the cogs turning. Then, when someone tells you that beyond paying your bills, getting new clients, and making a living, you "have to have" an active social media presence. BAM! It can seem like a slap in the face and a completely unnecessary waste of time. How could Facebook be more important than closing a new client? How can Twitter outweigh being able to pay your bills? [...]

By | June 11th, 2015|Blog, Content, Digital Marketing, Freelance|0 Comments

10 Reasons To Be a Writer

There are many reasons to be a writer. In fact, it's far more difficult to come up with reasons why not to be a writer than why you should be a writer. The list below hits the high points. 1. You look hip   Enjoy it while it lasts. It's popular to be a nerd. Writers rejoice. Embrace your hip, introverted, emo self and write like there's no tomorrow.   2. You get to read.   Writers get the opportunity to read more often. In fact, writers are expected to [...]

By | June 3rd, 2015|Blog, Content, Creative, Writing|0 Comments

Which Style Guide Is Right for You?

There are a multitude of different grammar and writing style guides available on the market. Each guide is appropriate to use, and you can't go wrong as long as you choose a specific style guide and stick to it. However, I won't deny that this process can be frustrating. It's part of the English language. If you can write "that that" in a sentence then you have to accept that there are multiple correct ways to write the same sentence. The following blog will hopefully grant you a little bit of [...]

By | June 1st, 2015|Blog, Content, Digital Marketing, Writing|0 Comments

Writing and Research

Writing and research go hand-in-hand. You really can't do one well without the other. All writing, whether you're writing articles, blogs, or novels, requires a measure of research to provide realism and improve your story-telling. I love and hate research in equal measure. It's easy to get caught up in research. When I need information or fact-checking, I can find myself scouring the Internet for hours at a time. The issue is finding appropriate research-worthy websites or databases. Even worse, too many websites contradict each other and so then it [...]

By | May 18th, 2015|Blog, Content, Writing|1 Comment

5 Ways to Write in Voice

When you're a freelance writer, writing in a particular voice and with certain characteristics is vital. You can't write like "you" all the time, unless you're your only client. Instead, you have to learn to be a chameleon and write like whomever is necessary. Each brand and company has their own style and you have to be able to mimic it in order to succeed. It's not always easy, but I've found that the following five tips can be a big help. Define the voice and characteristics. Okay, this might sound [...]

By | May 14th, 2015|Blog, Content, Writing|0 Comments

Writing and Comic Con

I recently had the pleasure of attending my very first Comic Con (C2E2). I have a large inner nerd and I'm very proud of her. No, I didn't do any cosplay this time around, I much prefer to be the silent watcher and observer.  It's a symptom of my introverted personality and being a writer. As a writer, I like to watch the world and Comic Con was a perfect opportunity to observe. I mean, who wouldn't want to walk by a troop of Star Wars characters? Besides the amazing [...]

By | May 7th, 2015|Blog, Content, Creative, Personal, Writing|0 Comments

5 Tips for Hiring a Great Writer

Good writers are in high demand. The issue is, there seem to be hundreds of thousands of individuals claiming to be exceptional writers. Even worse, the quality of those writers varies so much, it feels like a shot in the dark to find the right one. Even if you ask for proposals, you may find that many submissions are from individuals who have no business being a writer. So how do you find the diamond in the rough? Be willing to pay what a writer is worth. A real writer and [...]

By | April 23rd, 2015|Blog, Content, Digital Marketing, Writing|0 Comments