Creative Writing

Do you consider yourself a storyteller? Do you consider yourself a writer? Were you always the student in school that the teacher chose to read your creative writing out loud to the rest of the class? Believe it or not these skills can land you a very good job in Washington D.C. with a regulatory agency. Perhaps you can get a job at the FTC, i.e. The Federal Trade Commission, because many of their cases are pure hokum and creative writing projects.

Here is how it works. A company, which is giving good benefits to the consumer, such as great service and good pricing accelerates in the market place providing jobs and tax base. The competitors, who are lazy, weak and have disenchanted their customers, go to the agency to complain about unfair competition. The Agency then, puts the good company on their target list and starts doing investigations. But the Agency has to try to find something that they can make stick otherwise they look bad. So they promise advancement to junior newbie regulators if they make a good case and that is exactly what they do; make or create a case, generally out of thin air. They use their creative writing skills to attack the company and make up supporting documents for their lawsuit. Then the agency files the BS in court under secret seal, while simultaneously embellishing the story and more creative writing in their press releases. Eventually the case is settled and the company, which has been defamed is free and no penalty is given out. (companies know not to ever expect an apology for government regulator lies, that is a well known fact, ask any D.C. lawyer). Meanwhile the creative writing regulators advance to the next level having done well in their first big case.

So if you have these skills of making stuff up, creative writing and story telling, well there is a good high paying job waiting for you at the Federal Trade Commission where creating stories, false declarations, embellished profiles and BS rule. Go get that fat paycheck in Washington D.C. and put your creative writing skills to work.

"Lance Winslow" - If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; www.WorldThinkTank.net/wttbbs

In The News:


New York Times

A Writing Retreat by Rail, From Paris to the Côte d'Azur
New York Times
But the destination was not as important as this journey. I intended to ride this train off the grid for almost the next five hours with a mission: to liberate a book proposal that I have resolutely avoided finishing. I thought of this quest as writing ...


The Star-Ledger

Dodge Poetry Festival: 5 tips on writing from former poet laureate Billy Collins
The Star-Ledger
NEWARK — Billy Collins has climbed to the top the U.S. poetry scene, serving as the U.S. poet laureate from 2001 until 2003. Over the course of his career he has won numerous awards from being named Poet of the year from Poetry magazine to winning the ...

and more »

Friends, colleagues honor life of creative writing professor Lester Goran
The Miami Hurricane
Known by friends and colleagues as an eccentric instructor and skillful storyteller, the late Lester Goran was remembered last week during Goran's Gifts, a two-day celebration of his legacy. Goran founded the creative writing department at the ...


Second grade class learns art of writing
wivb.com
AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – Lauren Insinna's second grade class participates in a “buddy system” along with the rest of St. Benedict School, where different grades are paired up with “buddies” that students can write letters to throughout the year.

and more »

Programming as Writing as Programming
Chip Design Magazine
My colleague opined that he while he certainly could write for long stretches, (as it turns out, he write beautifully), that before long, the time to code would come again. He'd drop the writing, move to coding, and the writing groove would be lost. It ...


BLABBERMOUTH.NET

SKID ROW To 'Do Some Writing' For Next EP In January
BLABBERMOUTH.NET
We'll do some writing in January. We've done some writing already. We consciously made a point not to write everything all at once. We wanted everything to maintain that urgency and that immediacy and have the music be 'in the moment' at that ...

and more »

Mark James Miller: Ethos, Pathos, Logos, and Why Writing Matters
Noozhawk
More than 2,000 years ago, in The Art of Rhetoric, Aristotle outlined “The Rhetorical Triangle”— Ethos, Pathos and Logos. These were, he said, the best methods to persuade an audience: Through the credibility of the speaker or writer (Ethos), by an ...


The Guardian

The power of writing lists… that make no difference to our lives at all
The Guardian
A collection of lists by the famous, the infamous and the anonymous. From Johnny Cash's to-do list (“1. Not Smoke 2. Kiss June 3. Not Kiss Anyone Else…”) to the list of parts Galileo needed to build his telescope in 1609 and a list of reasons not to ...


Keeping Score: Writing lesson
The Recorder
One morning over coffee at Green Fields Market, my friend Bob Diamond guessed how long it takes for me to write the Saturday column: “What, a couple of hours?” Guess again. Assumptions like Bob's are what caused German essayist Thomas Mann to wryly ...

and more »

Watch Leigh Alexander's Speech on Games Writing and Culture From XOXO
The Mary Sue
Leigh Alexander, Gamasutra's Editor at Large, has been facing a lot of the same stuff most women in games culture have faced as of late—which is why it's awesome to see her get up on stage at XOXO Festival and talk about games writing and culture. And ...

Google News

On Giving and Receiving Feedback

Writing is a personal and introspective process. To share with... Read More

Write On! - Key Components of Successful Business Communication

Written communication is often the first impression you make on... Read More

Grow Your Ideas Without Letting Words Grow Like Weeds

Q: How do I expand on an idea without getting... Read More

What Nationally Published Columnist, Cindy Laferle Has To Say About Writing & Journalism

Today Norm Goldman, Editor of sketchandtravel and bookpleasures is honored... Read More

10 Things that Keep You from Writing Your Book? and What You Can do About It

9 out of 10 professionals and small business owners have... Read More

Dont Forget That Manual!

No user manual? Surely you jest!It may seem comical, but... Read More

Writing Internal Newsletters: How to Build Your Network and Your Reputation

To help build your profile and reputation within a large... Read More

Slow Pokes: Short Story On The Changing World Of Writing

"No one will ever know who I am, I'm a... Read More

The Heart of the Delay: Harnessing The Wisdom of Procrastination (AKA Writers Block)

I am sure that at in some era, at some... Read More

Dont Make This Huge Writing Mistake!

You can create a great headline, a dynamic first sentence,... Read More

Finish Your Book Already!

I owe the completion and success of my book to... Read More

The Arrogant Writer: Five Ways To Nurture and Defend Your Muse

Arrogance has a bad rap. We think of arrogant people... Read More

Get Published: The Nuts and Bolts of Good English, and How to Impress a Publisher (3)

A well-punctuated approach letter may make the difference between acceptance... Read More

Six Tips for Creating More Lifelike Story Characters

Working on my first humorous novel, I started with a... Read More

How to Write Your Op-Ed Piece

Op-ed articles, also known as opinion/editorial articles, are a great... Read More

A Series of Articles on Autobiography

ESSAYS ON AUTOBIOGRAPHY: NUMBER 1Preamble:Nearly seven years ago I wrote... Read More

Print-On-Demand: A Definition and a Comparison

The purpose of this article is to consider Print-On-Demand publishing... Read More

Nonfiction Idea Generators

The hardest part of nonfiction writing is finding a subject... Read More

Retail Margin, Trade Discount, and What it Means for the Author

DEFINITIONSRetail margin is basically the difference between your book's wholesale... Read More

Beginners Blues: How to Collect Samples, Testimonials, and References as a Freelancer

Beginner's Blues: How to Collect Samples, Testimonials, and References as... Read More

Editorial Freelancing: 5 Must-Know Tips to Getting Your Foot in the Door

So, you want to freelance as an editor, writer, copy... Read More

Turbo-Charging Your Writing Career - 6 High-Yield Strategies

Hands up all those who'd like to have a successful... Read More

Multiplying Sales As A Writer

Often, time is an enemy of writers. Sales seem slow... Read More

Effective Collaboration - Working With Your Ghostwriter

Using a ghostwriter to craft your free reprint articles and... Read More

Writing the PDA Way

When we think of writing it triggers many thoughts and... Read More