Monday, February 13, 2012

The Written Word

Since I was little, I always had a knack for writing. I don't know why, but it has come naturally to me, and I truly enjoy putting pen to paper or fingers to a keyboard. The writing craft itself takes a lot of time, effort, energy, and more. But writing isn't just about getting your thoughts and ideas down on a page, there's a step that comes after that, through a lot of practice and discipline, I have come to enjoy too: editing.

In all the different phases of the writing process, I have learned and grown. But I'm a firm believer that you can never stop learning and improving. That's why I think it's really important, with something you're passionate about, to keep growing. Last spring, I took a writing and publishing course, which taught me so much, and, ultimately, helped lead me to starting to using this blog as a creative writing outlet.

But there's something that I think is also very important in getting writing assistance. With my writing, I always try to have someone else read it. Now, I will admit that I don't have someone else read all my blog posts, but when it comes to my long-form writing, I like to share the piece with my close friends or family members to receive their input.

One place that I'll consider using, when that time comes, will be TheWritingFaculty. They target to all ages and all writing, it will be the exact input I'd need: unbiased and objective.

TheWritingFaculty is a company that provides online writing tutoring. For more information, you can visit them here: http://thewritingfaculty.com

Have you ever thought about using a writing tutor? I certainly did in college. What about for your kids, or when you were growing up? This definitely seems like a great way to find one.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for TheWritingFaculty, and I did receive compensation for writing it. All of the above opinions are my own, and I only choose to write or accept sponsored opportunities that I believe in or am passionate about.
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16 comments:

Meghan said...

I've never considered a writing tutor, only because like you, writing has been very natural for me. However, I can see why college kids in particular could benefit from this!

Style Servings said...

Unfortunately, writing does not come natural to me at all, so this sounds great!

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sherri lynn said...

This is such a good idea! I have always loved editing writing, so when I was in high school and college my friends would always hand me their papers to edit and give feedback... there is definitely a huge need for writing tutors! The website sounds great!

Natalie said...

You do write well friend! Hope you had a great weekend with M!

amy b.s. said...

what a great idea!

Beth Dunn said...

I love that idea. I've used editors but it you can never have enough help, especially on longer pieces
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Morgan Neal said...

Hope you sign up for my true colors swaP should be fun!

Neely said...

The writing tutor sounds like a great tool for people!

christine donee said...

Totally with you on the belief in that you can never stop learning or improving..

Mademoiselle Michael said...

Editors are a writer's best friend. What a great post, girlfriend! So glad you took the time to share your thoughts, as well as a good resource. Did you know that F. Scott Fitzgerald was really caught up on his short stories and it was his editor who pushed him to focus on The Great Gatsby? We all know how that turned out :)

In college I was a part of a team that edited a book for one of our professors. It was such a unique experience...and I'm even listed in her novel! Even a veteran author needs editing.

I'm excited to check the website out.

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

I went to a writing tudor once or twice in school. Usually have my husband or mom read the really important bits, but usually I just let if flow.

I find the best way to learn to write is to read good writing. :)

AudreyO said...

I actually have someone who proofs all my articles for me. She also reads my blogs and sends me a cute little email when I make an oops on my blog. She keeps saying "please let me proof your blog posts before they go live" LOL

Caitlin C. said...

I was a creative writing tutor in college for one semester to a bunch of 7th graders.. it's a little different than being a writing tutor but still extremely rewarding and so much fun! I completely agree with you... I am in awe of the written word and find that writing is one of the only ways I can really express myself!

Molly Jac said...

I definitely couldn't because I would be laughed at :) haha. I just go with the flow and half the time it isn't correct or probably grammatically right. I am working on this one!

The Sweet Life said...

Just added your button to my blog. Yah! I will be doing a sponsor post tomorrow. Can't remember if you ever sent your blurb and a pic to me?

Valerie Griffin said...

Happy Valentine's day!