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You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

A note to the class of 2018 Baccalaureate service Good afternoon, graduates! I’m happy to be here and celebrate with you all today. I’m excited that you’re all here to celebrate your graduation through worship. For years you have studied, spent countless hours on homework and projects. You’ve been tested, and tested, and tested some…

Repeating Yourself is Redundant

Repeating Yourself is Redundant

Have you ever read a sentence that makes you cringe? For me, when words repeat for no reason my skin crawls. Take this sentence from a book I’m currently reading: My bright, rainbow-dyed hair whips across my face. This sentence makes me shiver in my bones. Can you spot the issue? It’s repetitive and redundant….

The Hamburger Method Evolved

The Hamburger Method Evolved

I wrote my first persuasive essay while staring at a cartoon hamburger. While gesturing to the individual ingredients that made up a neon hamburger on the overhead projector, my elementary school teacher explained the “Hamburger Method” of writing a persuasive essay. The Hamburger Method starts with the top bun: the introductory paragraph and main point….

A Comprehensive List of Everyone Still Using Facebook

A Comprehensive List of Everyone Still Using Facebook

Are you considering deleting Facebook? Are you fearful you’ll miss out on something amazing if you wipe the account from your life? Fear no more, dear reader! I’ve conducted exhaustive research and compiled an extensive list of every demographic still using Facebook. If you identify with any group on the list, stick around. If not,…

How to Write When You Don’t Wanna Write (As Told By Other Writers)

How to Write When You Don’t Wanna Write (As Told By Other Writers)

I’ve been in a slump lately. Ideas are flowing, that’s not the problem. I have zero desire to sit down and actually write the things. I call this strange feeling The Funk™️. Feeling stuck, I reached out to a number of writers’ whose work I greatly admire and asked them a simple question: How do…

How to build a following and develop a successful personal brand.

How to build a following and develop a successful personal brand.

What advice can you give me to build an audience and get more views on my writing? Every Email I Receive As an administrator for the Writing Cooperative, I am asked this questions a few times a week. New writers are all looking for the fast pass to internet success. I don’t blame them for asking….

Core Value: Care

Core Value: Care

Last week in Confirmation, we talked about the Wesley Quadrilateral. This is a toolbox to help us better know God. It is a process based upon some of John Wesley’s teachings. We start with Scripture, then use reason, experience, and tradition to help us understand our faith. Following Wesley’s lead, we’ll start with Scripture. Today…

How To Be A Successful Freelance Writer

How To Be A Successful Freelance Writer

Freelancing is the ultimate adventure. You get to set your own schedule, follow your own rules, and — most importantly — call yourself a founder. But how does one get started? What’s the process? Is it even possible to make millions of dollars as a writer? There’s a lot of advice out there. Like, an insane amount. Only you…