With just under 4000 words remaining on By the Stars and Trees, I have begun working on first-round edits and revisions. Writing this book has been a mixed experience — both a blessing and a curse. A little over a year ago, I hadn't written anything this long before I started this book. 76,000 words are … Continue reading Editing and Revising “By the Stars and Trees”
After much consideration, I have decided to begin offering editing services. These services include developmental editing, word and line editing. I've wanted to do this for some months as a means to supplement my income, but also as a way to help aspiring authors and creative writers. Presently, I am in the process of determining … Continue reading Constructing the Services Page
With nine chapters to go before By the Stars and Trees reaches its conclusion, I have tried to keep my readers updated about this project religiously. Since that hasn't happened, I have fallen short of my mission. As many of you know, By the Stars and Trees is my MFA thesis, a project that began in June 2020. Since then, … Continue reading By the Stars and Trees Update
This is the simplest way to generate a story idea, while it is not in-line with what most writer's do, there is no simple clear-cut way to do this. It is not a writing rule, so don't worry if this doesn't work for you. All great writing starts with an idea, regardless how small it … Continue reading How to Draft Your First Story Idea – Writing Series Part 1
Orkut is relatively new to the social networking scene, launching in 2004. Owned and named after Orkut Büyükkökten, a Google employee (Mahoney & Tang, 2017, p. 191). The network was popular in the Brazilian market, until September 2014 when the network shut down. However, Orkut has returned though no longer operated by Google (Hello Network, 2020), which … Continue reading Orkut – The social network that almost wasn’t
Forgive this interruption, once again, I bring you another marketing blog. Social networking apps are continually being developed and released on the App stores every day. Today we are taking an in-depth look at China’s Weixin. Weixin (way-shin), a popular Chinese social networking app similar to WhatsApp in the US, and Line in Japan; allows … Continue reading Weixin, China’s Popular Social Networking App
Again, sorry for interrupting your regularly scheduled pieces of various nonsense, for yet another important message. It’s October, folks! Halloween is around the corner, but more importantly its Breast Cancer Awareness Month; a cause near and dear to my heart. Every October, individuals, businesses, and organizations celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Mahoney & Tang, … Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Pardon this interruption of your regularly scheduled Writing blog. I'm not trying to sell you a product or service, nor am I providing an endorse for products or services. This is an assignment for a course in Social Media Marketing. - Shiva Harmon What do four university students from the Wharton School of the University … Continue reading Warby Parker Eyewear For Everyone
For the next 9 weeks this blog is being hijacked for my social media marketing class. I apologize, but I am not shelling out more money for another wordpress site if I don't have to. Once this course is over, the marketing course posts will be removed. Thank you for your patience.
This is the news that I have been sitting on for the last couple of days, that I have been patiently waiting to share with my readers. I recently received an invitation to the International English Honor Society - Sigma Tau Delta. I have accepted this invitation, because it opens some doors professionally speaking in … Continue reading Updates: University and WIP