Author: cafecoffeewriter

Cover Letters and Job Hunting

I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember and still find writing letters that begin “To whom it may concern” very tedious.  It’s not very engaging wordplay.  It’s boring.  It’s a business-world casualty hit to the writing voice.  But there it is, because formula is sometimes important. However, this is the emerging world…

Some neat Writerly Things

The Writer’s Digest is just a treasure trove.  I love them.  Thanks to student loans, my subscription has lapsed, but they still have the online offerings!!! I found a few, so I’ll share what I liked in the hopes of remembering them later. 😉 How to Create Your Own Bad Guys and Sleazy Protagonists This…

It’s a Learning Experience

So this writing thing.  It turns out it’s hard to do.  It takes a toll.  I’m not complaining, mind you, just making the observation.  I have been working on multiple projects, one after the other more than all at once, since September.  I’ve discovered I’m not good at multitasking on projects. None of the writing…

Reviews

It has been decided – by me, of course, because I own this particular digital neighborhood – that I shall wander into the over-heated world of reviews. Book and movie reviews. Why would I do this? What gives me the right to opinionate on someone else’s hard work? I’m not published, after all, I have…

Creativity

Creativity is an odd beast to corner. It doesn’t behave predictably. It isn’t rational. The cliché is that you court the muse, you don’t chase it. But really, courting implies you – as the courter to the courtee – have some modicum of intentional control, the ability to manipulate and to train the muse. I’m…

RE: Mission Statement

RE: Mission Statement

I have a confession to make. I’m a coffee addict. I can’t make it through my 9 to 5 without the stuff. I prefer a Starbucks peppermint mocha frap, or the other favorite is from a local place – Peanut butter, chocolate mocha, and coffee, all blended with a beautiful mixture of milk and ice and sometimes caramel… ahhh! Coffee! The only thing better is Coffee and a morning off to write.