The first of my articles for Travel + Escape has gone live! Check it out. ~Mike! Advertisements
I’m a fairly big nerd – let’s just admit that up front. That means I’m liable to geek out over the meta aspect of anything, not least of which is this blog, which is largely me writing about writing, and about how I have to be OK with that, because that’s clearly where my brain … Continue reading On Kids’ Cartoons (And Why They Rock)
Way back when, on the final exam for my grade 12 Creative Writing class, I wrote a short story. I came up with it on the fly, banged it out, received a satisfactory grade and to this day it remains a high-water mark for me. I pretty much stopped writing my own creative stories after … Continue reading Write What You Know
Conventional wisdom has it that your resume shows your job history, and your cover letter shows you. The resume is technical, the cover letter is explanatory. And you should always, always, always customize both, inputting key phrases and terms from the job posting for a bit of extra oomph. Voilà! The hiring manager is impressed … Continue reading You in a Nutshell – aka Cover Letters and Resumes
Ok, here’s my commitment, out on the Internet forever and un-editable for all to see: Two full posts per week minimum (spur-of-the-moment inspirations like this do not count) Customize the layout somewhat by end of day November 9, 2012 Come to terms with the fact that goals can’t always come in threes Fin. ~Mike!
I haven’t written in years. Mostly. Since high school, anyway, I’ve never sat down and really written anything. Oh, there have been essays, articles, promotional ad copy, technical manuals, but all of that was for assignment. For school, for work, for others. Nothing for me. Writing is a funny thing, at least when I set … Continue reading If a writer writes alone…