Christine Lebednik (Street Articles Author)
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Survey Of Creative Writing End - products
Let’s assume that by "creative writing" you mean a piece of writing that at least potentially has an audience external to the writer. Let’s further assume that if it is prose, the format of the end product follows a fundamental three-part structure. The three-part structure involves: 1) a storyline built…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Creative Writing   Sep 25, 2014  
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What is Creative Writing?
If you studied "creative writing" in college, what would you expect to study? For the most part, non-writers or beginning writers I’ve met have at least a partially erroneous idea. Misconceptions break down, roughly, into two camps. People think in terms of creative writing having an audience of one: the…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Creative Writing   Sep 25, 2014  
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Risk, By Dick Francis
For the most part, I find this one of the most enjoyable of the Dick Francis books. Certainly, the very first sentence of the book is a masterpiece of bringing the reader straight into compelling action and also in a single sentence and a very small number of words leaving…
By:  in  Book Reviews   Feb 13, 2012  
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Rat Race, By Dick Francis
This is actually one of my favorite of the Dick Francis books. There was an interval of several years not too long after this book came out when I often ran into people who, in conversation, seemed suited to recommending they “discover” Dick Francis’s books. In some cases, I would…
By:  in  Book Reviews   Feb 13, 2012  
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The Right to Write, By Julia Cameron
This prime-the-pump type of book for writers who are struggling with one or more aspects of their writing has significant value as a tool during times of writing challenges. The book consists of a series of unnumbered chapters which blend an examination by the author of some of the reasons…
By:  in  Book Reviews   Feb 13, 2012  
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Using Yarn Colors to Make Projects Distinctive – Part Four, Afghans And Throws
Judicious choices of yarns of a different color than the color illustration associated with the pattern can make a distinctive, special touch for many kinds of knit or crocheted projects. Depending on the particular pattern, you can accomplish this either less readily or more readily with an afghan or a…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Feb 12, 2012  
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Using Color Choices to Make Projects Distinctive – Part One: General Principles
I come from a family of knitters and crocheters. Most of the female members of the household I grew up in, which included a live-in grandmother, either knitted or crocheted at least at times and some had skills in both crafts. One of the things that all of my family…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Feb 11, 2012  
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Using Yarn Colors to Make Projects Distinctive – Part Three, Sweaters And Shawls
Choosing a different color than the color shown in the pattern illustration can contribute to your producing knitted or crocheted items with a special touch to them. For the crafter who makes a knitted or crocheted item as a gift, a carefully thought out color choice can lend a particularly…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Feb 11, 2012  
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Using Yarn Colors to Make Projects Distinctive – Part Two, Baby Items
With baby patterns there is a practical reason for making a different color choice than that shown in the pattern illustrations. Many patterns show baby items in either blue or pink, associated with either a boy or a girl baby. Since baby items are typically made ahead and back in…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Feb 11, 2012  
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Survey Of Miscellaneous Freelance Writing Categories
Awareness of the different types of disciplines that have freelance potential always benefits the writer. While today’s freelancer most likely will find the greatest opportunities in the web content, business, and technical writing fields, there are still freelance opportunities in more traditional forms of publication. In certain instances, a writer…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Writing   Feb 10, 2012  
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