The Written Ripple Effect: Part One
by Nicole M. Bouchard
Developing a professional portfolio of written work is, or should be, a fairly complex and deliberate process full of fine-tuning, choice, analysis and brand-management techniques.
Writers, similar to artists, have distinct themes, styles and approaches that recur throughout their body of work.
Determining your voice, setting particular career goals and establishing certain standards that apply across the different mediums of your writing are pivotal points in the process of assembling a portfolio that represents an accurate, poignant sampling of the brand you are essentially marketing: yourself.
Whether in fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, journalism, copywriting or business writing, there should be a clearly discernible element that makes your writing unique.
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A Novel Change
by Candace Hammond
Fifteen years ago my life as I knew it ended. My marriage of almost twenty years came to an abrupt end, and suddenly I was single. I had three children, but despite their presence I was alone for the first time since I was a teen.
Having been a stay-at-home mom my world had become so small, so insular I was like a bird whose cage door was suddenly sprung open.
Gradually I began to embrace this adult do-over. As I shed weight and angst, I gained confidence and a new identity. I worked at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, I became a life coach, and I wrote. And wrote.
I wrote a first terrible novel, never to see the light of day, filled with the bitterness of the newly divorced, and became a vegetarian, the latter being apropos of nothing other than trying on a new life. It was a life that over time I felt comfortable with.
Two Fishing Tales, Two Love Stories
by Yvonne deSousa
For the past 63 years in Provincetown, the last Sunday in June has been dedicated to honoring fishermen.
The town celebrates the occupation upon which it was founded with a Mass at the Catholic church celebrated by the Bishop of Fall River, a ceremonial procession of marching bands, the Bishop himself, fishermen and their families holding banners representing their family vessel, and the statue St. Peter; carried on the shoulders of the hardworking men who toil the sea.
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