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

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

Writing Tips

Fiction Writing 101: From First Draft to Publication

by Beth Wiseman, summarized and embellished by Stacie Brown McCullough Bestselling and award-winning author Beth Wiseman taught a workshop on fiction writing. With her permission, I am posting (and embellishing) my notes from the class which were the most helpful to me, and hopefully, to you. Table of Contents Click a topic in the list… Continue reading Fiction Writing 101: From First Draft to Publication