This morning there’s a kind of jetlag...
“All the things I learned how to do when I begrudgingly read Jane Eyre are things I do in my job today. I look at business analytics the same way I pored over The Yellow Wallpaper. I’ve done project management on a large scale using planning methodology I learned in group work at Hamline. I spend a lot of time writing and editing communications that I have to send out enterprise wide. I’ve even written procedural manuals and training books that have been adopted by other areas of my company. I’ve become an essential employee here, in part, based on skills I developed as an English major.”
If I hadn’t skipped first grade I’d’ve had one more year without knowing about homework and lipstick and stockings...
We Italians have a saying: The world is beautiful because it has variety. In writing, one of the most rewarding and difficult skills to master is the ability to aptly describe a person or create a character who’s different than we are without defaulting to stereotypes.
“Had I know I wanted to go into journalism when I was looking at colleges, I may have looked at St. Thomas,” she said. “I got a view of what life was like at St. Thomas as I attended classes there and, at the end of the day, I was always happy to hop on the bus back to Hamline and back to the great friends that I made there.”
“I have no regrets about my English major, but if I had to do it over, I’d probably try to take some sort of technical writing class or something that would’ve prepared me a bit better for the type of writing I’d be doing in law school.”
voila! magic! chicken mcnuggets at my front door
Down our childhood cellar was a hole in the left wall, small enough not to break the wall but large enough for my sister and me to climb through.
When is it best for writers to write without knowing their destination, and how can they go about successfully writing to explore, discover and learn?
I am a walking book // with skin, human skin