The Write Direction
Updated: Sep 2, 2020
I’m so excited to officially launch THE GLASS SLIPPER – an editorial and career development platform that helps individuals and businesses worldwide tell their stories. Through this blog, we intend to create a space that explores the nuances of writing, editing, proofreading, career development, and lifestyle. I’d like this blog to evolve into an informative platform that inspires creative thinking and encourages questions and debate among people at various stages of their journey. I’d also love to incorporate the lived experiences of authors, writers, editors, literary agents, and other young professionals into this blog.
So…getting down to specifics – what kind of content can you expect? Well, I’ve always believed that everyone can write or present ideas. It may take a while for some people to find their voice. But once you set your mind to it, dig deep within the crevices of your core, and write with passion to express yourself uninhibitedly, you will eventually weave your own story. Keeping this in mind, I want this blog to nurture and bring out the story-teller in everyone. You can expect to find a lot of writing tips specific to almost any and every type of writing – books (both fiction and non-fiction), manuscripts, query letters, articles, blogs, website content, cover letters, personal statements, research proposals, academic essays, CVs/resumes – basically any piece of work that hinges on expression through words. This space will also include tips and strategies for professional and academic interviews and presentations. You’ll also read about current trends in the job market, and the literary and publishing industries in different countries, given the backdrop of the peaks and troughs of this pandemic. Maybe examples of what to do and what not do while conceiving plots, creating content, writing, or attending professional interviews, panel discussions, and conferences.
I intend to post as often as I can, hopefully at least once a week. I’ll definitely post more frequently, once I manage to find a balance between reading, editing, and running a business. Meanwhile, I’d like to remind you that perfection, even in writing, is underrated. It’s ok to use the wrong word or get your punctuations wrong. That doesn’t make you a “bad” writer. In fact, there’s no such thing as a “bad” writer – but it’s always possible to write better. We all evolve and grow as individuals only by wanting to improve, which is ultimately predicated on one’s willingness to try.
So, try to write.
Be bold and write without inhibitions about things that stir your soul.
Unabashedly make mistakes, and be kind to yourself and others along your journey!