Why hire a writer? Because you’re not the most objective person in the room. This is your baby and only the BEST words will do. A writer can help you choose the best words in the best order that won’t confuse your potential customer.
This essay was in response to Brian Turner’s chapbook, Here, Bullet. I encourage everyone to go over their own writing and resist the urge to edit. Enjoy. ## Aisha O’Brien ENG 705 Dr. Gailmarie Pahmeier March 25, 2009 Response: Here, Bullet by Brian Turner War is ugly. War is pain. War covers you in dirt and ancient […]
As an Artist and Creative, my days are spent spinning in my office chair coaxing the muses, Euterpe and Thalia, to gift me with their wisdom. When they are on holiday, I tend to fall down a labyrinth of YouTube rabbit holes. Searching and searching, until I find it. The spark of an idea. I envision selling […]
Many clients and colleagues have felt a rush of anxiety when I asked them to blog for their business or nonprofit. Maybe harsh memories of high school and college essays past haunt them. Maybe they freeze and forget all their expertise. Whatever the cause, it seems to bring about more hesitation than inspiration. So in this Back to Basics post, I’ll give you the simple ingredients to writing a good blog post and the right practice to get good at it.
I’ve taken a lot of calculated and safe-ish risks in my life, and now’s the time for another one. I’m coming back to Vegas, y’all! My three years here in D.C. have been rewarding and challenging. I hit the ground running and kept running, even despite hard setbacks and some personal tragedies. But I had […]
I’m a bit perturbed about James Chartrand’s recent post over at Men With Pens about abandoning a blogging schedule, not least because she advocated only writing meaningful things while simultaneously appearing as if she just threw her post together. I’m gonna be upfront with you all – I just whipped up this post. But most of the time, I leave my writing to marinate before posting.
A trick of the trade in the blogging world is coming up with a good series that readers will wait in anticipation for you to post then share wildly with their friends. But how do you know if your series idea is gonna be good for the long haul? First of all, not all series […]
It’s tough going it alone, especially in a field that you have natural talents but only some experience. Recently, I’ve been focusing on becoming a better copywriter and features/magazine writer. I set weekly goals for myself but more often than not, those goals fall by the way side. Working full-time is a serious drain on […]
For the last, I don’t know, 10 years my creativity has come in spurts and wells, ebbs and eddies. It’s never been so consistent. And really the only thing that I pursued doggedly was singing – which varied week by week, month by month. It’s always been difficult for me to think up great ideas […]
Google Analytics displayed a queer stat the other today – one person got to my site by typing in “journalism lies.” Interesting that, since I have been thinking about that same notion. Touring around DC, I often walk past the Newseum and roll my eyes at the gargantuan screen print of the first amendment hanging […]