Christine Lebednik (Street Articles Author)
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Journaling As Therapy
Journaling has obvious benefits from a writing perspective. However, journaling or journal writing can also have a powerful effect as a form of therapy. Indeed, one woman established an entire institution based on the principle of journaling and similar writing endeavors as a form of therapy. Other experts in journaling…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Writing   Feb 10, 2012  
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The Writer And the Dramatist
One excellent way to broaden your perspective as a writer is to hook yourself up, in some way, with one or more dramatists. By dramatists, here, I refer to anyone involved in the theatrical arts, from playwrights to stage managers. But in particular I refer to those who are, have…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Writing   Feb 10, 2012  
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Survey Of Personal Writing Categories
Writers who pursue writing as a career tend to start writing, beyond what is required for the grade school through high school coursework, because they enjoy the activity. They enjoy playing with words, and imagining characters, or writing poetic verse. Sometimes a writer may discover she enjoys writing because she…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Creative Writing   Feb 10, 2012  
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Writer Development – Online Courses
For writers wanting to enhance their skills through structured training, you can find a wealth of courses you may want to pursue. You can take courses through traditional academic institutions or literal, that is to say, by-mail correspondence courses. However, online courses offer the convenience of working through the online…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Writing   Feb 10, 2012  
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Survey Of Categories Of Business Writing
A useful consideration for a freelance writer in building their freelance business involves developing an awareness of the different subcategories of writing in the area of interest. With so many developments and changes in the writing and publishing industries, the writer can consider a wide range of potential areas in…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Writing   Feb 09, 2012  
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Writer Learning Experiences
A universal trait of writers, and particularly freelance writers, involves that they enjoy learning. Of course, writers generally are readers and likely will learn something from anything that they read. Many writers, however, also like to mix up their learning with different types of activities: some of which involve extensive…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Writing   Feb 08, 2012  
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How’s Your Writer’s Reading Life?
Devoted writers typically start out as devoted readers. While no one can, over a short interval, cover every possible type of both writing and reading opportunity available, a freelance writer should aim over an interval of time to cover a wide range of reading materials. Many writers, as they become…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Writing   Feb 08, 2012  
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Is the Technical Writing Profession Making A Comeback?
In the more specialized areas of technical writing, the field has remained fairly solid according to the information out there for public consumption. These fields involve a specialized combination of writing skills and skills in the discipline in which the technical writer will create documentation. Such fields involve the requirement…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Technical Writing   Feb 08, 2012  
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Occupational Hazards In Freelance Writing
Writing seems like a safe enough job, although for those who have worked in highly technical fields you know that’s not always the case. Some technical writers actually carry liability insurance in case an error in the documentation results in some kind of problem that involves property damage or personal…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Writing   Feb 08, 2012  
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Technical Writing Introduction
One thing I have often gotten asked about by non-writers, or by writers new to professional writing, is to define the nature of technical writing: a profession I served in off and on for a number of years until the IT bubble burst in about 2001 or 2002. I have…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Writing   Jan 30, 2012  
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