Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gifts for Journalists

Thanksgiving is over and Chrismukkah is here!

If you're like me, then you LOVE gifts. Even more important, you love giving gifts. I honestly think that is the best part of the holidays; you get to spoil the ones you love.

One of the trickiest people to shop for include journalists and writers. Your immediate thought would be to buy a notepad and some cool pens, but seriously, that is boring.

So here are a few ideas that will leave your writer happy and thankful they have you as a friend:

Laptop Fan or Pillow
This is an easy and simple gift to buy -- but USEFUL. Buying myself a laptop fan with a pillow was one of the best purchases I ever made.

A laptop fan with a pillow gives your writer the opportunity to relax on a bed or couch comfortably. It physically hurts when your laptop heats up, and it's not healthy for your skin or your computer.


Friday, November 26, 2010

"The Red Queen" Rules!

"The Red Queen" by Philippa Gregory is suspenseful and fascinating. Unlike most of the royalties Gregory introduces her readers to, Lady Margaret Beaufort is a religious, passionate and innocent woman.

This book is key in filling in the missing pieces from "The White Queen."

This is Book Two of the series Gregory calls The Cousins’ War (the original name for the War of the Roses, which pitted Lancaster against York), and the starring role is played by Lady Margaret Beaufort. A Lancastrian descended from Edward III (and thus in line for the English throne). Margaret soon discovers that her family tree will determine her entire future. This pious and intense child doesn’t see why she can’t become Joan of Arc, or a nun (preferably an abbess), or at least marry for love. But to be strategically “wedded and bedded” is her lot.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Guest Blogger/Writer Wanted

I enjoy blogging for myself and expressing my own opinions. However, I enjoy writing even more when it gives me the opportunity to meet with new people and learn about different things. That is the best part about journalism.

Lucky for me, I can do it for work too!

I am a web content writer and enjoy speaking with a variety of business professionals, researching purchasing trends, and connecting with other business blogs and writers. That is why I am putting it out there that if your business blog is looking for guest writers -- I'm your girl!

My previous affiliations give me an unlimited amount of resources in the health, business and technology industries. If there is something your business has been wanting to write about but haven't had the time to, allow me to help! If your writers are out of ideas, allow me to brain storm ideas and write for you.
Honestly, how can you lose?


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself....

This blog has shifted from journalism to writing, to books, to music to everything. However, I wanted to reiterate what this blog is and will always be about.

Written On is my medium between life and the written word. I'm sharing what's going on in my head and putting into text; whether it be a post, poem or rant.

This blog may have the occasional tips on health and fitness -- but that is only because I believe that when you have a healthy body, you have a clear head -- an essential tool when it comes to writing.

Regardless, I will always keep the post topics to journalism, blogging, articles and any other story-telling channels.


Monday, November 15, 2010

My Weeks in Pics

I love photojournalism. I may not be the best at it but I certainly enjoy it! So I thought it would be fun to sum up what I've been up to in my life via TwitPics:

During the weekday, I'm at BZ from sunrise .....

Just watched the sun rise at work. on Twitpic

until sunset ......

Love watching the sun set :) on Twitpic


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Growing Up but never Growing Apart

"There is a comfort in revisiting the things we loved when we were young......"

I have had the pleasure of spending the past few weeks visiting my closest friends. One lives down the street. Another lives down south. And one lives a car ride away.

Each of my three best friends represents a part of me that I hope to keep alive forever. As I read books or watch movies, I'm always subconsciously looking for a friendship that resembles one of my own.

I often find what I'm looking for in poetry. This is so because poetry captures an "emotion."