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I understand that the big blow up in internet culture, creative writing via blogging is becoming a fast hit with book publishers, but how likely is it that creative writing will be a degree that I can support myself (and/or a family) on? Adiche, Chimamanda Ngozi. “On Monday of Last Week.” The Thing around Your Neck, Alfred A. I was thinking about writing for People’s Magazine. Then I get a phone call, saying what is needed and the deadline. If you try different forms, styles, and genres of writing, you’ll eventually find the one that fits! It’s very practical, so unlike history, philosophy or literature degrees a writer has transferable skills. Photo Shuffle This exercise encourages vivid description and also illustrates how perception will vary from person to person. I started writing when I was thirteen too. I would further qualify that to say you don’t even have to be good, just hardworking and driven. Indeed, Kurt Vonnegut, an occasional Iowa instructor, declared that among the Workshop’s students “virtually everybody’s going to fail. In my experience, people with self-discipline and drive create their own job security (in any field). I am trying to find a good blog or site to post my stories at. Can anybody offer a advice or words of encouragement for me to finally persue my one and only true love and happiness in life?? When I was in middle school and in high school I used to write in my Journal a lot. I do have a question: I have started a career and have ppl supporting me in this career but I am for certain that writing is where I belong and want to do. Hush.” Buffy the Vampire Slayer, created by Joss Whedon, performance by Sarah Michelle Gellar, season 4, episode 10, WB Television Network, 14 Dec. Earlier editions of the handbook included the place of publication and required different punctuation (such as journal editions in parentheses and colons after issue numbers). Ask each group to suggest a name for the character, based on whatever they can learn or intuit from the image.

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You can choose writing courses for your electives and set aside a little time each day for your writing. Songwriting is an excellent career. Editors also actually edit, meaning they review the writers’ work and make changes to improve it. I am venturing out into my writing career and can use all the info I can get my hands on. I think these careers are different in that you usually don’t have an employer, benefits, etc. I just think there is a greater value in getting a diploma alongside your peers. Right now, money creative writing I need some place to start and venture into the world of writing. My writing is always professional and of the jobs I have found they have paid well. When I was purusing an art undergraduate degree in philosophy and graduated in 2009, I had no idea that a career in the liberal arts can be this tough. Please visit our plug-ins page for links to download these applications. If you’re drawn to journalism, I don’t think you should give up on it just because one journalist discouraged you. You sound like my kind of writer, Karolina. For that, I am so grateful to my loyal readers and contest entrants who see the power in the short story form. You don’t get into creative writing to fulfill some sort of career desire. In some cases, a container might be within a larger container. It is important to cite these containers within containers so that your readers can find the exact source that you used. Writing isn’t accountancy or business management. I would suggest that you try to find an internship with a company that produces video games. They play for free (or for pennies) — sometimes for years — before they start getting paid. Maybe some schools don’t have guidance counselors or the kids simply aren’t going to see them. Before I left, things changed. But certainly, early on, it wasn’t a very nice world. If even the prestigious Iowa Workshop backs away from hyping its success rate, what are we to make of the plethora of degree-granting creative writing programs (more than 800, by my count) that have spread their tendrils across the land? Handy Verse for Occasions with a possum on the front.

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Thanks, Devin. I believe that if we combine our passion with a desire to make a living doing what we love, anything is possible. Even before graduating from high school, I’ve been trying to find a path that would allow me to become a video game writer. I have considered pursuing a MA in creative writing with hopes that I can find that creative side of again. I’m glad to do it, and obviously I don’t charge anything. This is an ideal way to connect with other writers while getting mentoring from someone who is experienced (the teacher), and you’ll find that many other writers share your insecurities. Entering your story is easy to do. I’ve just finished my undergraduate degree in communications and I was deputy editor and features editor of the monthly university arts magazine, which I absolutely loved and learned so much through. The in-text citation is a brief reference within your text that indicates the source you consulted. When I came across this I felt like someone was nudging me. I have absolutely no aptitude for that subject. That’s wonderful! I love the title Handy Verse for Occasions. Surely, most students don’t confuse their MFAs with a license to publish. Beyoncé. "Pray You Catch Me." Lemonade, Parkwood Entertainment, 2016, That’s great, Monica! I too majored in creative writing (at my school, it was called a concentration). I think your best course of action would be to accept that you are where you are right now because of the choices that you (and you alone) made. Or one wants something the other has.

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Medical Regulatory writing is more factual, but consumer medical/health writing can give you the chance to be creative and factual at the same time. Musicians have to do the same thing. You might look into majoring in medicine and minoring in English. While some of these careers may require education in their respective fields (and some may not), they are industries where one can make a good living as a writer. We forget that others may respond equally well to a sense of smell or hearing. Having said that, my guess is that there is value in a masters program, in being immersed in writing and literature and surrounded with other writers, even for those who are self-driven.


Quick and Easy, each postcard would bear a single, bold image of an eye with space under it for a short, pointed message, communicating the fact that we the public are watching them.


Hand-drawn, the eyes would all be different. They could be crude or refined, simple or complex, cartoon-like or realistic, in black and white or color. Style and drawing skill do not matter. The only thing that matters is that the image is recognizable as an eye.

Eyes are easy to draw: one curving line above, one curving line below, and a circle in the middle. When in doubt, Google Images provides hundreds of images of eyes that can be copied.


The message under the eye should be short and ominous, along the lines of, but not limited to:

We Are Watching You


We Watch and We Vote

The Voters are Watching You

Citizens See All

They can also include a brief, topical message, such as:

Protect Mueller Investigation

Russia, Hand’s Off Our Elections

Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean Politicians

Equal Pay for Women

Build, Don’t Destroy

Train Us for a Changing Future

 Put Country above Party

GOP, the America Last Party

Going Backwards in All Directions

Imagine receiving such postcards, perhaps a few a day every day and from all over the country — all different but all with the same basic message.
We Are Watching You.

That should be enough to make the President and his cohorts quite paranoid.


President Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Vice President Mike Pence
The White House, West Wing
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Senator Majority Leader
Mitchell McConnell

317 Russell Senate Office Building,
Washington, DC 20510

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
1233 Longworth HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515

To contact U.S. Senators

To contact U.S. Representatives

To find address
of any current representative

For information about Government Agencies

For a list of Cabinet Members

For addresses of Cabinet Members
google: address of (name of cabinet post)



Feel free to download, print and color this set of 4 postcards!

We Watch and We Vote Postcards PDF - FRONT   We Watch and We Vote Postcards PDF - BACK