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Shhhh, lean in and I will tell you. One of the traits that most authors have and wish no one knew is that they lack self-confidence. On the outside a writer wishes that they could be made of stone and have the fiery darts of criticism bounce off of them without so much as a … Continue reading I know Your Secret, and I Can Help
There are some seriously misconstrued ideas about editors out there. First, there's the newspaper editor that is usually some rough-around-the-edges crone yelling from her office to get the copy on her desk, NOW! There is that snobbish devil of a woman donning Prada as she speaks from her holy place of residence on the top … Continue reading Editors Are Not Merely Colons and Periods
Step away from the curlers and make-up, put down the sledge hammer, and think about this for a second. How many times have you heard, "Why hire a professional when I can do it myself?" How many times have the words passed your own lips, "That's too much money to pay someone else, I'll do … Continue reading wRighting the Wrong Notion About Self-Editing
Well this will be my final post for my visual media class. We were asked to create an ad that fit within an already established ad campaign. The assignment was to find a well-designed ad that contained a line of text and then analyze and then create a new ad that would fit in that … Continue reading Creating A Coke And A Smile
In the past I have shared the difficulty that I have had with assignments in this Visual Media class. Maybe I overreacted. These last two weeks were far more difficult and I believe it was more personal than what I was required to do. However the assignment this time was to create an advertisement from … Continue reading Highlighting the Funky Side Of Ads
This assignment was hard! I just have to get that out of the way. I have never used Adobe Illustrator before and this particular project tried my patience and tested my endurance. I was asked to create an icon set for my Visual Media course, and to pay homage to my favorite Halloween movie I … Continue reading Using Hocus Pocus to Learn Illustrator
I first feel like I need to preface this blog with, "I am not a professional." I am doing my very best to apply the principles that I have learned in this class and I hope I am becoming better with each new assignment. That said, these last two weeks we have focused on learning … Continue reading A Spread to be Proud Of
Greetings earthlings. This week in my visual media course we are studying photography. This is something that I have always longed to have a talent for and lacked the natural talent to do. I appreciated learning some tips and tricks this week to help me be a better photographer, if I can even call myself … Continue reading Learning To See