What It's Like To Be
From postal worker to film producer, what is it like to do what you do?
How Old Do You Need to be to Write a Book?
If I were to ask you to name 10 big authors, who would you say? The first 10 who pop into my head are: J. K. Rowling Stephen King Margaret Atwood J. R. R. Tolkien James Patterson Neil Gaiman Dan Brown John Grisham Danielle Steel Agatha Christie
A Day In The Life Of A Writer
As a reader, you might think that we writers just go to Starbucks and just start writing on the laptop by enjoying our favorite coffee.
Britain's Got (No) Talent
Six years ago, I took a gap year. My plan was to eat an abundance of local delicacies, work a crazy job, get hammered with barefoot hippies and regularly wake up face first in a pool of my own vomit – I was, of course, moving back in with my parents in England.
Creative Copywriting in a Sea of Tech
Have you ever stepped into a boat and sailed out into the sea? The experience can be both exhilarating and terrifying. There are so many beautiful sights to see, but also many unknowns. What if you get lost or capsize? Can you really survive in these unknown waters? Stepping into the FinTech industry, a newly minted copywriter, was like paddling out to sea in a rowboat held together with duct tape.
How Much Can You Earn As A Freelancer?
I know many freelancers and although this does not mean it is a rule, they are all annoyed when they hear these questions:
Am I my job? Are you? Oh hell no.
Today, I was thinking about my job. And then I was thinking about my worth. And then, I was thinking about how the correlation I made between my job and my worth made absolutely no sense.
What happens when a girl who knows nothing about cars tries to sell one?
I woke up Friday morning, two snoozes past my actual alarm, oh how I terribly didn't want to go to work. I just had this feeling that it wasn't going to be a good day. Besides, I hadn't even attempted to look at the briefing that was sent prior. It was a 20-minute video and pages and pages of documents about the new Kia Carnival GUV car that was going to be positioned in the middle of Chermside Shopping Centre, yay.
- Third Place in Black in Business Challenge
Blossoming In STEM... And Other Spaces
Yamila is a Dominican Republican who relocated to Canada to pursue her tertiary studies in Biology on a full scholarship. Suffice it to say, she has been making big waves ever since. Yamila Franco is a force to be reckoned with, and I don't mean that in a cliché way. I battled with writing this as I tried to decide how to do Yamila's story justice. I felt her list of accomplishments was too long to squeeze into just one article. Regardless, I chose not to pass up the opportunity to use a medium like this to share her achievements with the world. She is just that good.
Life of an independent author
A process It has been a process to learn about being an author since I published my first book in July 2020. It has been at times a great and fun process. Then there are times I feel like I am playing catch up to other authors.
John Omar Woodcarver
John Omar is an artist and philosopher who took a vow of poverty as a young man. He does not believe that taking a vow of poverty will increase one's social standing but says that it can do wonders for one's social understanding. He obtained valuable knowledge from the wise people he met while hitchhiking between Cleveland, OH, Atlanta, Georgia, and other locations in the 60s and 70s. He started carving wood in 1972 to spread African culture. Many of his works feature sacred symbols from the continent. The picture at the top features a Gye Nyame, Ankh, and Sankofa. The Gye Nyame and Sankofa are popular Adinkra symbols Gye Nyame symbolizes the sole omnipotence of God. The Sankofa symbolizes learning from the past. The Ankh you may recognize as an Egyptian symbol sometimes called the Key of Life. African necklaces may not be as trendy as they were in the 1980s but they are still available from Uzuri Handcrafts. Uzuri is a Swahili word that means beauty.
The Worst Day I've Ever Had At Work
I am a railroad employee, and I'm trained as both a conductor and an engineer. For those of you that don't know, an engineer is the person who controls the train, while a conductor is the person who has to be outside taking care of all the physical work. You start your railroad career as a conductor, and eventually when you have enough experience and seniority you can become an engineer. I'm sure you can guess which job is more dangerous.
How to Become a Professional Performer
Every little kid has a dream. To be a doctor. To cure a disease. To save animals. To travel the world. To write a world-famous book.