Tagged with Writing

Back To School Reality Check

Back To School Reality Check

Memories in the making. Colorado starts school much earlier than the states where I attended elementary school, which was in Illinois and then in Oregon. I always remember school beginning after Labor Day – literally. School started on a Tuesday after the holiday weekend. I didn’t carry a backpack. Nope, back in the early 70’s, … Continue reading

Published short story: The Mermaid

Published short story: The Mermaid

My guilt for ignoring my blog has lessened. I have focused on my creative writing for the past year and my first short story was published in the 2015 edition of RAIN Magazine. I had to immerse myself into rewriting and editing this piece of work. This poor little blog, straightenupandflywrite.com, was neglected while I … Continue reading

Project Manager/Content Writer Checklist for Website Development –

Project Manager/Content Writer Checklist for Website Development –

Many writers, including bloggers, wear multiple ‘hats’ as freelancers. Content creation is king on the world wide web. There are employment opportunities to work as a project manager/content writer for website development. I have been employed by marketing agencies and web developers in this hybrid position. I also volunteer to help my friends with personal … Continue reading

Infographic: 11 Ingredients Every Blog Post Needs

Infographic: 11 Ingredients Every Blog Post Needs

This infographic offers some great advice for creating interesting, relevant blog content. I know that I need to blog more. I get bogged down with my business writing and I have neglected my fun writing. Hey, it is a new year. I plan on taking more time to write just for the joy of writing. … Continue reading

Thoughts from a Frazzled NaNoWriMo Writer

Thoughts from a Frazzled NaNoWriMo Writer

This year, I decided to embrace¬†NaNoWriMo with gusto. I cut back on my blogging – personal and professional – and haven’t accepted new clients for website content, resumes, and LinkedIn set-ups. I have focused on creative writing and jumped into waters of self-discovery head first. I was inspired from a visit by author Jennifer Egan, … Continue reading

Writing Triggers That Inspire Content Creation

Writing Triggers That Inspire Content Creation

Writing can be tough. I have hit the writer’s block head-on, stunned by the impact. When I am literally at a loss for words, procrastination affects my time management. When I designate a block of time to work on my creative writing, something or someone creates an unforeseen distraction; a distraction I willingly accept. When … Continue reading

InfoGraphic: Tips for Completing a First Draft

InfoGraphic: Tips for Completing a First Draft

Overcoming the Blank Page Syndrome – Writers understand the struggle of completing a first draft. The blank page is intimidating, even for a seasoned writer. Time and again, I hear the sage advice to just sit down and write. Sounds easy, right? Well, it isn’t. I have to fight the urge to stay focused. I … Continue reading