Posts for the Topic writing

Valuing Fanfiction...?

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So fanfiction is a thing that exists.

Biology graduate student’s approach to writing is infectious

I knock on a door and am greeted by Meghan Fuzzen, a PhD candidate in biology whose research focuses on determining the impact of treated wastewater on the reproductive health of fish in the Grand River.

Procrastination Binge

I binge-watched How to Get Away with Murder for the past two days instead of doing anything productive. It’s 11PM.

Let’s talk about procrastination.

What's the Word

Often when I listen to podcasts, I find myself unfamiliar with some of the terminology being used. Even more often, I find myself forgetting them after I’ve looked them up in the dictionary.

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I’m probably not the only one with this problem, so how do I retain this information?

Treat Yo Self (Well)

Me listening to Beyonce's single, "Formation"

I’ve been wanting to write a post about confidence for a while now, but I never really knew how to.

It's Complicated

Valentine’s Day is coming up and I’ve been thinking about my relationship

Show and Tell


You’re sitting in your little wooden cubicle at the corner of an office. Your laptop is open in front of you; a picture of a black cat stares at you. Its lime-green eyes look into yours.

You maximize your Microsoft Word document. It’s blindingly white.

You lean back on your soft green office chair and sigh. You spin around, facing away from your cubicle. You look at the clock on the white wall to your left: 3:55PM.

You notice that you are bouncing your right leg.

Free Writing

In the last few weeks I’ve been listening to the Mortified podcast,

which features adults reading their adolescent diaries in front of a live audience, with no exaggeration, no embellishment, “just god-given awkwardness”. Every episode is guaranteed to produce cringing smiles.

I kept a diary of my own for six years, running from grade nine through my first year of university.

What is it like to be a Technical Writer?

I did a co-op term as a technical writer at a high tech company here in Waterloo.

The job of a technical writer varies from company to company, but essentially it involves writing text that allows customers to understand how to use technology. In my case I was documenting software changes, and the process went something like this:

Stop looking at Instagram and just get started!

(Unless it's our Instagram you're looking at!)

When you look at someone else’s Instagram account you see the great vacation, the beautiful hair, the new girlfriend, and the winning game. You don’t see the peeling sunburn, all the days she hid under a hat, the heartbreak it took him eight months to get over, or the years and years of practice that led to a single successful game.

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