Writing a column for a newspaper is a great way to share your voice with the public. It can be an outlet for sharing your thoughts on various topics, and it can also be a vehicle for promoting your work and career. In this column, we’ll be featuring writers who will share their thoughts on various topics. Feel free to submit your own writing for consideration!
“In an age of social media, when writers are more accessible than ever before, Voices offers a platform for them to share their thoughts and ideas on a wide range of topics. With a focus on writing and the arts, Voices welcomes submissions from both established and emerging writers.”
Voices is a column expressing writers’ views that publishes every other Wednesday. This week’s column focuses on the power of words.
Words have always been powerful. They can Express emotions, reveal truths, and shape our world. In today’s society, words have even greater power. Words can be used to spread awareness and change attitudes. They can help us connect with others, learn new information, and make connections that we might never have imagined possible.
One of the greatest benefits of words is that they can be used to inspire others to do great things. Words can motivate people to achieve their goals, learn new things, and become better versions of themselves. Words also have the ability to heal wounds and connect people in ways that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.
Words are incredibly powerful tools that can be used for good or evil purposes. But no matter what someone says or does with words, there is always the potential for positive change. As long as we use our words wisely, they will always have the power to impact our lives in a positive way
Voices: A Column of Writers’ Views
Writers have a lot to say, and Voices is here to capture it. Each week, we’ll feature a column written by a different writer. They’ll share their thoughts on whatever’s on their mind, whether it be writing, publishing, or just life in general. So pull up a chair and get ready to hear some voices!
This week’s voice belongs to Kaitlyn Schallhorn. Kaitlyn is the author of the YA novel The Art of Pretending and the upcoming adult novel The Weight of Water. She’s also an editor at Writer’s Digest magazine and teaches creative writing at various colleges.
Writing is cathartic for me—it allows me to process all the emotions I’ve been holding inside for too long. Good or bad, happy or sad, I let them all out when I sit down at my keyboard. And that doesn’t just go for my personal writing; it also applies to journalism and blogging. It can be hard not to rant about something when you’re passionate about it, especially if you feel like others are missing out on what you have to say because they don’t understand your perspective (or they just plain don’t agree with you).
That said, there are times when I know better than to write anything controversial or hurtful (not that those things haven’t happened before!). If I’m going to put my words out there for the world to see, I want them to represent me accurately—both in
The Writer’s Perspective
Every writer has a voice, and every voice is unique. What might be your favorite voice to write in? Do you prefer to write in first person or third person point of view? What’s your favorite thing to write about? These are just some of the questions I ask myself when starting a new column.
In Voices, I offer my readers an inside look at what goes into creating each column—from brainstorming ideas to editing and publishing. I also invite readers to share their thoughts on the column, and ask any questions they may have. It’s a chance for me to connect with readers and hear their perspectives on writing.
Writing is a process that requires patience, dedication, and plenty of revisions (if it’s not perfect from the get-go, there’s no point). But it’s also incredibly rewarding. And I hope that through Voices, I can share that experience with as many people as possible.
When I started this blog, I had no idea what to expect. After all, this was my first foray into freelance writing and I had no idea if anyone would ever see my work.
I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the response my columns have received. Readers seem to appreciate the candidness and honesty of my writing. They also seem to enjoy getting a glimpse into the writer’s perspective – something that is often missing in today’s news landscape.
As a writer myself, I understand how important it is for audiences to connect with writers on a personal level. That’s why I continue to write about topics that are important to me and that resonant with my readers.
I hope you continue to enjoy my columns and feel free to leave your comments below or on social media. Thank you for reading!
As a writer, I am always looking for ways to improve my craft. Recently, I came across an article on how to write effective character death scenes. The article was short and to the point, and it made a lot of sense.
The first step is to understand your character. What are their motivations? What are their fears? Once you know these things, you can start writing Scenes that support these motivations and keep your readers interested.
In order to create an effective death scene, it is important to pay attention to the tone of your story. Are you telling a sad story? A horror story? An uplifting tale? If you aren’t sure what tone you are going for, ask yourself some questions: Is this a momentous event in the character’s life or just another day on the job? Is this person important to the plot or just someone who crossed their path? Once you have determined the tone of your story, it is easier to write with purpose.
Remember: Death isn’t always tragic. Sometimes it is simply another stage in someone’s life. Write scenes that reflect that – whether it be through character dialogue or action – and your readers will be able to accept death as part of the narrative without feeling cheated or abandoned.”
In this final thoughts piece, I wanted to share with you some of my thoughts on Voices after reading the first few submissions. I was completely blown away by the raw and unfiltered emotion that each writer put into their pieces. It was so powerful to read stories of self-acceptance, growth, and love.
The column has been a great way for me to reflect on my own life journey and see where I’ve been, where I am now, and where I am going. The submissions have also given me a lot to think about in terms of how I want my own writing career to progress.
I hope that readers find value in the voices that are being expressed and that they take away something positive from each piece. Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this amazing project!