I cannot remember a time when I did not write to express the whirling spiral of thoughts in my brain, whether it was logical or emotional. I have written poems, short stories and even a manuscript (or two, possibly three). Some pieces have been written easily and some have felt like each word was beingContinue reading “Love at First Write”
Author Archives: sljoyner
When I hear people talk about hating to write or complaining about having to write something, I am always struck with surprise. For me, writing is a way for me to think through an issue. Whether it is personal or professional, I can always think clearer when I am writing it. Thank you to allContinue reading “Critical Condition”
It’s All About Me, Right?
Hi! I’m glad you stopped by my blog. Since you took time out of your busy day to visit, I should introduce myself. My name is Sharon and I am currently a student in the Master of Professional Writing Program at Chatham University. The title of this entry should give you a hint that IContinue reading “It’s All About Me, Right?”
Why We Should Read
Children are told in school that reading is an important skill they will need to be adult. But as adults we don’t make time in our schedules to read. Reasons why every adult should read something every day: 1. Mental Stimulation 2. Reduced Stress 3. Gain Knowledge 4. Broaden Vocabulary 5. Improve your memory 6. Strengthen analytical thinking 7. Improve concentration 8. ImproveContinue reading “Why We Should Read”
Am I Out(of)line?
Do you plan your writing or do you just wing it and see what happens? For me, there are times where I can write without a plan, but most of the time I have some sort of plan for what, who and where the writing will go. This is where an outline is helpful. IContinue reading “Am I Out(of)line?”
You’re the Inspiration
Inspiration is everywhere, if you look. The problem most people have with inspiration is their expectations of it. We have preconceived notions about what is supposed to inspire us. You know the thoughts I mean: a small child smiling or a red rose or the elderly couple walking down the street holding hands. While allContinue reading “You’re the Inspiration”