Education Dedication

Read well and you will write well. The drive to improve and learn should never cease. A single word or sentence will sometimes stick with me as a way to better communicate through the page or screen. Finding this gem of a book for a buck not too long ago gave me a great investment […]

Formatting Matters

There’s a scene in Footloose that had me thinking of writing fundamentals. It was fitting given that lately I’ve been driven to review my own work with a sharper eye. John Lithgow’s  character Reverend Shaw Moore is typing away at a sermon before a conversation with Lori Singer (Ariel Moore). Towards the end of the scene […]

Inform, Entertain, Inspire – Chapter 3

Welcome to September. This Labour Day, let me share more info on my favourite kind of labour, the writing craft. Another trick of the trade. Over the course of the summer , I’ve explained a way to approach writing work. Does your finished product inform, entertain/engage and lastly, inspire? Here, I want to address inspire before concluding […]

Inform, Entertain, Inspire. Chapter 1

Whether telling a story or providing information, writing needs to accomplish at least one of these things. If it accomplishes all three, then the better it may read to a set of interested eyes. One of the final things to consider in the revision process is summed up with the initials I.E.I. Inform – Most of […]

Prompts From The Market.

Start Somewhere. The freelance market. The submission pages of print and online publications. The normal exercise for most sets of eyes reviewing these things are looking at gig opportunities that might fit. Those opportunities can transpose themselves into growing your portfolio of potentially sell-able content. A particular listing may be topic specific to something that […]

Cursive Cuisine

Pages of longhand cursive. A massive banquet of things to sort out and put together on workable plate. Many of my notes are casual cursive. Some words are printed clearly, others are a continual flow of penmanship only readable to myself. We all know this kind of writing. It looks like a physician’s prescription pad. […]

Desktops

Every space can become a workplace. I’m always fascinated by what people have for their home work spaces regardless of the trade they are in. Regardless of the craft in their creating. I know of a contractor who still does everything by paper because it works best for him. He has an antique roll-top desk […]