Writing involves seeing and spotting little things that require spotlights. How can we see better or know where to highlight? My experience is that I see by reading others. I just read three biographies, two are translations from German and Russian. One is in its original language-Chinese. How did I have time to read three … Continue reading writing without stress
Writing memoir is like taking a magnifying spotlight and shine it on certain parts of one's memories and blow them up for others to see. It is hard to write a memoir for ourselves not to mention for others. Why? Because we cannot be truthful. Not that we do not want to but we cannot. Our memories … Continue reading writing memoir for others
For those who aspire to write or want to improve their writing, many schools offer free online courses and materials through OpenCourseWare (OCW) projects. While formal admission isn't necessary to access lectures and other materials, these courses don't usually award college credit. Students looking for the same ease of access and the opportunity to apply … Continue reading 10 Universities Offering Free Writing Courses Online
When we read blogs from other nations we understand how much the writers around the globe are really alike and yet different. I find richness in varieties. Today I post a random link called "WORDNERD" from UK (my former and nostagic abode). https://www.wordnerd.co.uk/2016-trends/ Here is a sample of what this article shares: How much do … Continue reading “WORD NERD” on copywriters’ charges etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw0skHB1rBc I’m quite proud of what this community has accomplished. via Longreads Turns Seven Years Old: Unfinished Business — Longreads Blog
A friend sent me a series of audio lessons on the ministry of words. Focused teaching on how to be a profitable and successful ghost-writer/commercial copy-writer/editor/consultant/writing for fund raising etc. I am thankful. Occasionally I get invited to write for a church or a non-profit organization the appeal letter or web pages for donations to … Continue reading foundation laying in Spring
I have in recent years encountered this question reading, writing, talking, interviewing and pondering over the matters of communication using words. In previous times it was very simple. We used a note/exercise book with lines and recorded our personal thoughts and we called it journaling. Journaling is good like a medicine or a therapy or … Continue reading We preserve words. Merely.
Writing is not what it seems to be. I used to think that being a writer means you have to be an author of books, fiction or non-fiction. I thought it would be difficult to make a living unless you are pretty good and/or popular. I thought most writers, given a chance, would have chosen … Continue reading a strange sight: trade writing demand
Sometimes I sit here and ask, why am I writing? The answer is: I am working on a project for others. I am doing an autobiography on behalf of someone. I find it hard not to think the way I think or put in my own values in others' lives. My perspectives. My conscience. Why … Continue reading words of conscience: a writer’s nightmare