Writing and the Ultimate Unpaid Internship

Long before I tried my hand at op-ed pieces and personal essays, I was a wannabe novelist. I knew I wanted to be a novelist before I could actually read books that counted as real novels.  I told everyone I was going to be the next Stephen King (only, y'know, Stephanie King, because I'm a girl) long… Continue reading Writing and the Ultimate Unpaid Internship

Five College Subjects That Will Make You a Better Writer (Aside from English)

Elite Daily writers are welcome to post their writings to their blogs after publication.  So, without further ado, here is the original version of my article (link down below). Like many would-be writers, I majored English in college. I brushed off the comments about the degree’s lack of marketability, or if I would “teach English”… Continue reading Five College Subjects That Will Make You a Better Writer (Aside from English)

Why I Hate Writers Who Actively Disregard Grammar

I've talked about this many times before, in other platforms and in various & sundry formats.  But it seems like I can never really get it out of my system.  Every time I hear a writer-friend talk about how they don't need to understand syntax because, "that's what editors are for," I feel the need to rant well… Continue reading Why I Hate Writers Who Actively Disregard Grammar

Writer’s Bootcamp, Day Nine

 Obit for Your Favorite Character: Write an obituary for your favorite fictional character (literary, television, etc) including how the death occurred.Lara Croft met her untimely end yesterday afternoon.  Croft was known for her worldwide adventures, her mastery in hand-to-hand combat, and her witty one-liners.Croft died due to complications from a poisonous spear, a rampaging T-Rex,… Continue reading Writer’s Bootcamp, Day Nine