Today, Baltimore Fishbowl published my essay, “On White Privilege, Police Brutality, and Baltimore.”
Here’s a snippet—head to the Fishbowl to read the full article.
“I’m white, and I live in a neighborhood of yuppies near the water in Baltimore City. So, I can’t speak to what it’s like for the folks affected by police brutality. But I can speak to what it’s like to deal with police when you’re a stupid, white teenager.”
You can now order Refractions, a collection that includes “Pie,” the first short story I will ever be getting paid to publish! Paying people for producing art? In America? What?!
The collection, Refractions, is geared towards teen readers (which doesn’t mean adults won’t like it). It’s $4.99 for the eBook (it’s a PDF, there’s artwork too), and $9.99 for the print. The publishers, Golden Fleece Press, are creating a lot of really cool books and are awesome for actually committing to paying contributors.
Here’s a little excerpt from “Pie”:
My story, “Her Boy,” went live on 50-Word Stories today. Check it out! 50-Word Stories is an amazing site; in just a few minutes, you can read several stories that are exactly 50 words long and run the gamut from funny to scary to touching. Enjoy!
Just a quick post to share a few articles I’ve written around the web.
For marketers who are interested in using content to educate current customers, and find new customers, check out “12 Lessons For Focusing Your Content Marketing Strategy on Education” on the Content Marketing Institute’s blog.
For writers, illustrators, and other creatives, check out “5 Ways Writers and Illustrators Can Use Twitter” on the MD/DE/WV chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators blog.
If you’re a college grad who doesn’t have a job yet, spending your summer searching can be terrifying, demoralizing, and heartbreaking. Yikes. At least you can use all that time at your parents’ place to do something you’re probably doing anyways: hang out on social media.
I’ve written before about how social media landed me my first job out of college, and I’ve written before about how to use LinkedIn. In this article, which you can read over at Social Media Today, I’ll specifically focus on LinkedIn for new graduates. Sorry I can’t post the full text here; I gave SocialMediaToday an exclusive.
If you’d like some individualized feedback on your LinkedIn profile, I am offering a new graduate special. I will provide detailed feedback and suggested improvements for $25.
If you don’t have much there yet, you can send over your resume, or an informal description of your past and your goals, and I’ll guide you on what to include and how to include it. If you’re interested, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and include some proof that you graduated or will graduate this year, such as a receipt from your cap and gown, your transcript, or an email from your school about graduation.
Note: Thanks to Intero Advisory for all of the LinkedIn wisdom!
Tags: linkedin, linkedin help
Need help on a web writing project? On Tuesday, 3/26, 2013 at Betamore, I’m teaching a web writing and editing workshop. If you’re near Baltimore, sign up!
Edit: The class is over, but you can sign up to get notified for the next one at the end of this post. Also, any resources after resource 8 have been added after the original post was published.
To prepare for the class, I’m compiling a list of resources attendees can draw on long after the class is over, and I thought I would share them here.
Here are some of the many great resources you can use to help you become a better web writer and editor. I’ll also be posting slides here after the class.
Tags: web writing
If you missed my last web writing and editing workshop, here’s your chance to improve your writing and editing skills.
I’m holding another interactive workshop on 3/26 from 6-8pm at Betamore in Federal Hill.
We’ll cover how to:
- Beat writer’s block
- Avoid common mistakes
- Edit constructively and effectively
- Optimize writing for the web
Sign up early, as we’ll be circulating each other’s work beforehand!
Get tickets on Eventbrite.
Baltimoreans: ever complained about your city? Do something about it when you come to CreateBaltimore next Saturday, 2/16 at Johns Hopkins. Here’s five reasons why heading to CreateBaltimore will make Baltimore a better city—for you and for all of us.
Disclaimer: I’m helping to organize CreateBaltimore this year. But I wouldn’t write all this if it weren’t true! Continue reading
Well, I’m planning to hold another one in the spring. An awesome group turned out for my last workshop, and I have had many requests to hold another similar event. Depending on how much repeat interest I get, I can vary the format or keep it the same.
I don’t have any details worked out quite yet, but if you’re interested in coming to a workshop in the spring, enter your information in the Google form below. I promise I’ll only sell your emails to vampires and unicorns, no humans or companies.
Tags: editing, workshop, writing