Friday, September 13, 2013

Attention Writers, English Majors and the like...

Lately, I have been in the mood to write. Not really anything in particular, just my thoughts. For one, because it's cathartic and two because I'd like to improve my writing skills. Growing up, English was my favorite subject. I was an avid reader, because I loved stories and words. I remember reading books or lyrics to a song and once I reached a word I didn't know, I'd stop and look it up. I enjoyed it and I still do.

What prompted me to work to improve my writing was when I recently started working on my resume and realized how rusty my skills were. I really struggled to write things in an eloquent manner. It's because lately, whever I write, I don't pay much attention to my sentence structures. Now, I am trying to take the time to think about what I am writing and how I can make it sound better, if possible.

I have a couple questions for people out there reading this, who may be of assistance. Whenever I am moving on from one thought to another, I tend to start a new paragraph, as I notice this is what writers do (see paragraphs above), so I guess I  am ok there. However, when I want to start a completely new topic in the same blog post, how can I make the transition smooth? How can I start my sentence? Any and all help would be great. Thanks for reading! :)


  1. Too be honest, I am not completely sure. But what I currently do is to give each topic a heading in bold just o show that it is different topics. Also giving each topic it's own picture might work?

    (I still look up words when I am not sure what they mean, and I still enjoy learning new words from that habit!)

  2. Sometimes I just use asterisks, like three in the a row *** or something. I still struggle with transitions, too, as I have a mind that connects things very quickly but I don't necessarily explain those connections!


  3. Sometimes I separate it with a ______________ centered divider or other times I will just begin the sentence with something introductory.

    Kate | Diaries of an Essex Girl

  4. I was also an avid reader but in Russian, I do read English books now to improve my English language skills, but to be honest I will always be far behind those whose English is native. Oh well... You have very nice blog. Would you like to follow each other on GFC and bloglovin? Will be glad if you visit my blog. I am your new follower # 14. ;o)
    Olga from