Nonfiction

Fiction is where my heart is, but I also enjoy writing nonfiction (hence my blog). I've written a lot over the years. Most of it was ghostwriting, but some of it was guest blogging, and that was pretty much just for fun (though in some cases I did earn a bit from guest blogs).

I started writing nonfiction when I was still in undergrad. I wrote for Southern News, SCSU's student newspaper. Each week of my last semester, I wrote an article on the arts. Movie reviews, book reviews, and art exhibit write-ups were my wheelhouse.

After graduation, I actually worked in insurance for awhile. This led to writing a lot of blogs about insurance. Blogging wasn't new, but it was still somewhat new for businesses. I blogged about a lot of topics--everything from internet marketing to travel. I also learned how to write press releases.

My career continued to be a mixture of freelance work, agency work, and regular day jobs to pay the bills.

It wasn't until much more recently--about 2013--that I started occasionally guest blogging. I love guest blogging not only because it's a great way to reach a new audience, but because of the professional relationships formed with the blog owners.

After earning my MA in English and Creative Writing, I put together an ebook called How to Survive Online Grad School. You can find the link below if you'd like to check it out. If you're planning to embark on your own grad school experience, there are some tips in there that brought me to success--and a 4.0 GPA.

There was a time when I listed every piece of nonfiction I'd written on my website but after ten years of professional writing, that list became exhaustive...and exhausting.

That's why I've decided to keep this list focused on writing, editing, and being a student. Below you will find links to blogs and articles I've written that are specifically tied to these subjects. After all, that's what you're here for, right?

If you'd like to read some of my other work--and there is a lot--please contact me. I've written for too many industries to list. I've written for magazines and newspapers. I've written brochures, websites, blogs, press releases...if there's a type of writing out there, I've probably tried my hand at it.

I suggest though that you start out with this list, because it's all about the writing and editing process, books, and being a student.

How to Survive Online Grad School
JuNoWriMo: 3 Ways to Win
WOW Women on Writing: 4 Radical Revisions Every Writer Should Try
JuNoWriMo: E is for Exciting!
Write Naked: Wesleyan Writers Conference
Sara Strives: College Critiques: How to Accept Criticism and Give It
Sara Strives: Failure: Friend or Foe?
Sara Strives: How to Deal with In-Class Drama
Sara Strives: College Degree: Now What?
#AmReading: Sail Away! 11 Books to Read if You Love the Sea
#AmReading: 4 Tips to Start and Maintain Your Antique Book Collection

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