Job Title: Teacher, Writer, Therapist
Education: BA in Communications, Winthrop University MA in English, Winthrop University MA in Education, National University MA in Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University
Previous Experience: I worked as a reporter on a daily newspaper while I was in college. I obtained this job because during the summers, I worked on a small twice a week newspaper and I was the editor of the college newspaper my junior year. I worked as a reporter for twice weekly newspapers in the Bay Area before I obtained a job as a reporter on a daily newspaper.
Job Tasks: Currently, I write in the afternoons and evenings, interviewing experts in nursing usually by phone for a hospital newsletter and publications. I usually type these interviews word for word, then use my notes to write articles. My journalistic training makes me a better newsletter writer, helping me to identify what is most important to the reader. Never let the reader slip your mind. The reader is your audience. Ask yourself questions like: What would the reader need to know? What background does the reader need to understand this article? Why is this important to the reader? Why should the reader care?
1. Find an author whose work you love.
2. Then type/write a passage from that author.
3. Look at the author's word choice. Analyze what made the piece amazing to you.
4. Do this every day for three months.
5. Write every day.
6. Read really good literature.
7. Understand that when you write there are two parts of yourself: the writer and the editor. Let the writer write freely. Then and only after the writer has finished, let the editor critique and improve the work. If the editor creeps in as you try to write, it will paralyze you. Let that editor part of you know it will get its chance, but not in the midst of writing.
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