My Writing Journey

Writing Goals: Building on What I’ve Already Accomplished

Photo by S O C I A L . C U T on Unsplash This week, I set some writing goals for myself, namely to: Continue creating content for the organizations I work with nowIdentify more blog-writing opportunities to help expand my portfolio Develop a plan for maximizing the potential of Paper Crow Blog This list of goals… Continue reading Writing Goals: Building on What I’ve Already Accomplished

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My Writing Journey

The Best Writing Advice I’ve Ever Received Came From a Rejection Letter

Photo by Edu Lauton on Unsplash A couple of years ago, I submitted an essay to an online literary magazine. I received a rejection e-mail from the editor a few months afterwards. Although I felt the usual disappointment at the time that my work was passed on, I've later become grateful for this e-mail. Instead of the typical… Continue reading The Best Writing Advice I’ve Ever Received Came From a Rejection Letter

My Writing Journey

My Writing Breakdown This Week: Day-by-Day

Photo by Nick Morrison on Unsplash This week, I reminded myself that I can always fit writing time into my schedule - I just need to look for opportunities as they present themselves. I have also been making an effort to recognize my small successes, as I have a tendency to not recognize gradual improvements when I am… Continue reading My Writing Breakdown This Week: Day-by-Day

Interactive Posts

Collaborative Book List (Readers Can Still Add Suggestions!)

Photo by Florencia Viadana on Unsplash Recently, I created a post (which you can read here) that readers could comment on and leave suggestions for books they recommend. I wanted to compile that list for both myself and for others in case any of you are seeking new titles to read. As I mentioned in the post, I… Continue reading Collaborative Book List (Readers Can Still Add Suggestions!)

Writing Process

Benefits to Joining a Writing Group (and Tips for Finding the Right One!)

Photo by Tim Bish on Unsplash One of the most beneficial changes I've made to my life in the past two years was to start participating in writing groups. I have been lucky enough to participate in a couple of groups and cannot recommend them enough for anyone looking to increase their writing productivity! The benefits of joining… Continue reading Benefits to Joining a Writing Group (and Tips for Finding the Right One!)

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Know a Good Book? Help Build My (and Others’) To-Be-Read List By Posting in the Comments Section

Photo by Nicole Honeywill on Unsplash Sometimes I find that I have pigeon-holed myself into reading about particular themes and topics. I am looking for a variety of recommendations including essays, longer non-fiction, and fiction. I think it would be fun for readers to leave suggestions for books (and other works like poetry, plays, short stories, etc.) in… Continue reading Know a Good Book? Help Build My (and Others’) To-Be-Read List By Posting in the Comments Section

My Writing Journey

Gaining Experience Writing for Organizations

Photo by Tran Mau Tri Tam on Unsplash As I have mentioned in previous posts, I recently began seeking opportunities to expand my writing portfolio. The theme of this blog is "Living a Life of Writing," a phrase which summarizes my goal of spending more time focused on my writing. One way I hope to achieve this goal… Continue reading Gaining Experience Writing for Organizations

Writing Exercises

Writing Exercise: Rivers

Photo by: Eddie Stigson on Unsplash I never learned to distinguish myself from the earth. In the beginning, my soul flourished within me, green and rich, following the blessing of the river. When the river dried and turned to dust, I found myself empty. I was a yucca plant in the sun, leaves raised to… Continue reading Writing Exercise: Rivers

My Writing Journey

The Five Most Difficult Lessons I’ve Learned About Writing

Photo on Visualhunt Most of us can agree that writing is not usually as simple as having an idea and "writing it down." While inspiration does occasionally flow freely, most writers I've talked to believe that producing consistent writing takes determination and a lot of self-reflection. Writing can be tough and feel like a struggle… Continue reading The Five Most Difficult Lessons I’ve Learned About Writing