4 years ago, on October 8th, 2012, I was a junior, sitting in my bedroom late at night signing up for a WordPress account. Continue reading
I haven’t had anything meaningful to say in a really long time. Continue reading
For those who want to describe music in a way that goes beyond just “this song is really good”, music reviews are the way to go. If you’ve never written one before, fear not, for here are a few tips for beginners, from a fellow beginner. Continue reading
Follow the ebb and flow of writing.
I don’t think the term writer’s block is accurate, because for me, the desire to write comes in waves, in high tides and low tides. So ride the waves! Don’t ignore your instincts. Continue reading
So your family just booked a glorious trip to the Bahamas for two weeks, but there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to access wi-fi for who knows how long, and who even brings their laptop with them to the Bahamas?!
If you know you’re going to be away from your blog for a while, here are some tips and helpful ideas to let you plan your absence. Continue reading
Dear bloggers (and everyone else):
There’s a reason why every writer cries when they first see their work in print.
This is it, they realize. No editing. There’s no going back from this point. These words are for anyone to read, praise or slander. Continue reading
So you started your own blog, hooray! You’ve been taking a stab at posting regularly and experimenting with different writing forms, but feel like you’ve recently fallen into a rut and can’t shake it. I have 5 tips to help you escape the novice phase: Continue reading
There are infinite reasons to blog. To start with, blogging gives you access to a public forum that you can use to a) broadcast your opinions b) showcase what progress you’ve made in a certain area of your life c) organize your thoughts.
There are many people with limitless intentions, and it just so happens that you can create a blog to display and document such intentions.
But today I’m thinking about why creating a blog for the college admissions process is useful. Continue reading
The internet is a classic double-edged sword.
It can be a writer’s best friend, but also his or her mortal enemy. Our saving grace can also be our greatest downfall. I know!
How can a forum that offers up dictionaries, thesauruses, and great literary work ever inhibit your own?
The truth is revealed: the internet stifles individual thought, making you believe that the ability to tell a fantastic story or write a compelling article is somewhere out there, not in here. gestures to self
You’ll go to a webpage before you ever put a pen to paper, your original thoughts tainted as soon as you click on the first link.
What should it be? A mere consultant that you approach after you’ve written your first draft.
Fundamental truth #4: Depending on how and when you use it, the internet can be your friend or your foe.
Whether you know me or not, I think I might have something positive to offer you.
Are you tired of getting the same old feedback on your essays? More detail here, avoid comma splices there, drones a teacher. Uhm, it sounds kind of boring, comments a peer.
Grammar help should be the bare minimum, but standing out in a competitive applicant pool requires a lot more thought and re-articulation. It’s more than surface level evaluation and “advice” that feels like the same every time. Continue reading