I've recently started researching the best way to build a copywriting portfolio. While I'm quite busy with my corporate job during the day, writing and being a mom at night, I really want to spend some time trying to build a side career in copywriting. I have years of experience one way or another, whether… Continue reading The Vault: Building a Copywriter Portfolio
My 10 minute writing practice from the photo prompt this week....Post yours! Perspectives I was tired. So tired. But my driver didn’t care. Couldn’t afford to care. The riders didn’t care. They really didn’t care. My head hung as I plodded down the too familiar rode, and while I was sure we looked spectacular to… Continue reading “Perspectives” from this week’s photo prompt
Since The Vault is dedicated to resources and interactive activities, tonight's posting is giving you a double dose. Below is a new photo prompt - I love these, with no words, there's no preconceived notions of what you should write. *I also get to throw out a photo of my recent trip to NYC to… Continue reading The Vault: Join me for a photo prompt and check out my favorite writing books
For today's writing resource, I've decided to provide a photo prompt for character creation. This was a shot I took of an interesting guy several months ago in Gulfport, Florida. I obviously haven't gotten the hang of getting my photo without being noticed, but I do like the picture. I think he has the makings… Continue reading The Vault: Photo Writing Prompt
After much internal debate regarding writing practices and the distraction I believed they would be from writing my novel, I've changed my mind. And the book that helped me decide is Judy Reeves' A Writer's Book of Days. After a friend in my writing group recommended it and I leafed through his copy, I went home… Continue reading The Vault #3: Writing Practices…they really do work!
So we all know it's important to start your story with a bang, right? Grab your readers (or prospective agents/publishers) quick...I mean really quick! The first sentence, the first page, the first chapter - writers pour blood, sweat and tears into getting this right. And since I'm still in the early chapters of my novel,… Continue reading The Vault #2: First Impressions ~ Getting their Attention
As a writer, it's important for me to know my strengths and weaknesses. Studying journalism and writing for a newspaper certainly gave me a great writing foundation, but in no way prepared me for the hard work of writing fiction. Having really started to study the craft, I love this learning curve - it allows… Continue reading The Vault #1: Show, Don’t Tell