Friday, March 23, 2018

Celebrating 20 years of freelance writing!  - 1998-2018

I was first published in 1998 when a poem I wrote won first prize in the Insight magazine poetry contest! After that I wrote other articles forInsight and began to study public relations in the School of Journalism and Communication at Southern Adventist University, and I wrote for the Southern Accent, the student newspaper there. I learned about writing, photography, and speech and took a variety of English and literature classes. When I took a Feature Article Writing class, I learned many things about freelance writing, pitching story ideas, and the process of writing for publication. I loved it so much that I immediately began pursuing freelance writing opportunities. I started with publications for the Seventh-day Adventist church because those were what I was familiar with. I worked at the headquarters for the Seventh-day Adventist Church one summer as a communication intern and developed a network of editors and communication professionals who I could write for.  READ MORE

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Building my Online Portfolio

I am in the process of gaining a broader perspective on the business of writing. The first thing I admire about successful writers is their books and articles, but then I love to visit and explore their websites! It is really inspiring to see their biography, their books, a news feed with what is new for them and the writing projects they are working. I decided to make a website about my writing, too! It is really important for writers to have a website, because it creates a "store front" for people to visit and see what projects and products the writer is working on or have completed.

One of the first parts of my website is the portfolio tab where I am giving people the opportunity to read a selection of the articles I have published in the past few years. It will also give me a place to organize and display my writing and share it with family, friends, and professional colleagues. I hope you will take the time to read the articles I have posted on here!