Opinion, Writing

Said vs. Stated: Irritating Nuances of Language Usage

In my former legal assistant profession, I dealt with many shades of people--some so colorful they would make a rainbow appear drab. These same people were usually the ones who used language that grated on my nerves. Let me clarify. I'm not specifically talking about precise use of language ("smart" vs. "intelligent" vs. "clever"). Yes,… Continue reading Said vs. Stated: Irritating Nuances of Language Usage

Author Q&A, Writing, Writing Tips

Author Q&A: Audrey Wick on FINDING TRUE NORTH

As promised, below is my first author Q&A with Audrey Wick on her book, Finding True North. Thank you again, Audrey! Hi, Stacie! It’s such a pleasure to be a guest on your blog. I’ve always enjoyed our chats about books and writing, and now your blog audience gets to peek into one of our… Continue reading Author Q&A: Audrey Wick on FINDING TRUE NORTH

Musings, Writing

Find True; Be True

I'll start by saying, the older I get, the less crap I give about speaking out, bucking the bull, or going against mainstream society. I haven't always been honest with myself. I haven't always been myself around people. I haven't always done what makes me happy. I've made some changes over the years, though, and… Continue reading Find True; Be True

Academic, Musings, Sample Writing, Writing

What Makes a Mother

Motherhood could be defined as the state of being a mother. But what makes a mother? Some would say that a mother is just a female human who bore children and motherhood is simply her classification. However, that is not an adequate description because it disregards the word’s remaining definitions; downplays the distinct differences between… Continue reading What Makes a Mother

Academic, Musings, Sample Writing, Writing

Literacy Lessons Learned

I have not been as diligent with posting on my blog as I would like to be, but I have been busy with coursework. However, I am still writing, and I'd like to share with you an essay I wrote for my English class as proof (with a few edits included). Literacy Lessons Learned The… Continue reading Literacy Lessons Learned