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I’m a lot of things: a writer, a friend, a girlfriend, a passionate woman. I’m a mental health advocate, a lover, a body positivity enthusiast.
I’m 23 years old. I’m a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. …
You never really forget the moment when an article goes viral and you realize your headline helped that happen. As you watch your views go up and up, you almost can’t believe what you’re seeing.
“Is this really happening to me? Am I better at this than I thought?” you may wonder.
And the truth is: Yes. You are capable of writing a strong headline, no matter where you’re at in your writing. Don’t undermine your abilities.
To help you have success and encouragement faster than I did, I compiled my best tips for the types of words and phrases…
I’ll never forget how I felt when I told people I wanted to become a freelance writer… right out of college, with no job. I felt nervous. Excited. Defensive. Proud.
Some people mentioned how freelancing “could be something I did on the side, along with a job.” But I didn’t want that.
And now let’s flash forward. I’ll also never forget how I felt when editors accepted my pitches. When I made more money than my peers who had “real” jobs.
What some defined as a “side hustle” officially became my main hustle.
You can turn your side hustle into…
If you didn’t catch it from my top writer tag or the sheer amount of articles I’ve written on the topic, let me tell you this:
I’m obsessed with helping other writers.
As a young writer myself, I know what it’s like to struggle. To be rejected. To look back on old articles and physically cringe.
But after over a year of freelance writing experience, I’ve also known what it’s like to have success. To learn the key tricks that create a viral article. To finally reach that milestone you never thought you would.
So, to help make things easier…
What’s not to love and admire about Emma Watson?
She played the strong and smart Hermione in the well-loved “Harry Potter” movie series. She’s a feminist and activist who stands up for equal rights. She’s brilliant — a Brown graduate — and she shares crucial, inspirational, and educational information on social media.
When I grow up, I want to be more like her. And what better place to start than by educating and entertaining myself in some of the same ways she has?
Read ahead for Watson’s five most recent recommended books, as shared on Read This Twice, including the…
If you know me, you probably know that less than a month after my college graduation, I pursued freelance writing as a career. And don’t get me wrong, this was scary — I made less than $30 my first month — but it’s also been an experience I would never give up.
Being able to write what I want and for a variety of publications — while making money — is an absolute dream to me. …
A few years ago, I found myself crying often, and not only because of the trauma I faced — but more so because my relationships were falling apart.
I was tired of scrolling through Instagram and seeing adorable pictures of couples that I couldn’t recreate. I was tired of the unhealthiness of the relationships I did have, which entailed “breadcrumbing” and “paperclipping.” I was tired of doing things in the bedroom that I was uncomfortable with, and I was tired of feeling like my needs didn’t matter.
And after way too much of that, I found my current partner, and…
In the movie “Titanic,” Jack is willing to be in the freezing cold water (and die) so his lover, Rose, can lie safely on the floating door. While they both could have fit, realistically (yes, I’m still bitter!), this portrayal of love had me in tears.
It’s one of many plot points we see in movies and TV that have us swooning. Romance movies like this one can easily make us fall in love with the idea of love — because after all, if they didn’t, they wouldn’t be good movies.
Are these portrayals always realistic? No. But do many…
When I was reading a few articles the other day, I couldn’t help but repeatedly wonder one thing: “How do they write so well!?” The writers crafted their pieces beautifully and I wanted to emulate their style, but I wasn’t sure where to start. Even though I’ve written consistently since I was about five years old — hello, mystery stories about Cacktell Jones! — my writing skills still aren’t where I want them to be.
I’ve really realized lately how important editing skills are, even as a writer. I’ve seen how first drafts are never what you should go with…
Maybe you’ve experienced a bad relationship or two. Maybe you’ve been cheated on, believed like you always cared more, or felt bad at the hands of a current ex.
But picture it: After those broken relationships, you go on a date with someone who seems perfect. They have the same passions as you. They fill the holes your exes didn’t. They’re exactly what you’ve always been looking for — and more.
Your relationship seems perfect. Giddy with excitement, you update your friends. You daydream. You can’t wait for more time together.