A Freelance Writer’s Office

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Hello all!
I am excited to tell you that I am all moved into my new house. I am happy to be unpacking and decorating the new space.

Over this past weekend during our move, my writing armoire took a spill out of the back of a pickup truck and into the street. I was not there to see it happen, but my father in law was driving the truck and feels horrible that he broke the furniture. This computer armoire is the only furniture that comprised my “office” since I shared a room with my husband’s office.

This occurrence has me pondering my new office space. This time around I get my own office and need to replace the furniture. Since I have a laptop, I usually prefer sitting on the floor or using the computer with a lap pillow. The desk itself is more used for storage and keeping all of my ideas and projects organized.

I am thinking of changing up things this time with a small desk and lots of wall shelving for my book collection – which is increasing thanks to all the book reviews I am writing.

Think about your current desk situation. Do you like it and does it suit your current needs? Comment below and what you like and do not like about your office.

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Moving Week

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Hello all,
I just wanted to let you know that this week will not be new posting because I am packing and getting ready to move this weekend. Look for new posts in November as I dive back into freelance projects.

If you would be interested in guest posting for me this week, please send me an email with a topic idea.

Enjoy your week!

Andrea

Book Review: Help! For Writers by Roy Peter Clark

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Help! for Writers

It is clear to any reader of his books that Roy Peter Clark sure knows what it takes to be a successful writer. He has also mastered the art of teaching journalism at any age and make it easy to understand. Overall, Help! For Writers is an easy read and Clark writes in a way that is not intimidating. He writes with the idea in mind that any person can learn to become a writer, or even a better writer.

Each chapter in Help! is short and split up into easy to understand sections. After reading through this book and putting Clark’s tips into practice, this book is a must to keep on an writer’s shelf to reference the useful tips later. Clark also states in Help! for Writers that a writer can only be successful if they are organized and maintain good work habits.

Clark states in his introduction chapter to “Feel free to think of Help! For Writers as an owner’s manual for your writing process.” I am always skeptical at this remark because, as a technical writer myself, this sentence can be tossed out there without much meat behind it. However, Clark is true to his word. This book can be used by anyone new to writing as a way to start the process. Anyone is able to pick up this book and have a basic understanding of the writing process.

I highly recommend Help! For Writers to anyone who is interested in writing, or anywhere along the writing process. There is always room for improving skills and Roy Peter Clark uses this book as a great way to challenge beginners and professionals.

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