Writer – FCA Cleveland http://fcacleveland.org/ Mon, 16 May 2022 17:23:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://fcacleveland.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-4-120x120.png Writer – FCA Cleveland http://fcacleveland.org/ 32 32 How a bigshot writing coach beats writer’s block https://fcacleveland.org/how-a-bigshot-writing-coach-beats-writers-block/ Mon, 16 May 2022 17:23:46 +0000 https://fcacleveland.org/how-a-bigshot-writing-coach-beats-writers-block/ It might comfort you to learn that America’s friendliest writing coach succumbs to writer’s block on occasion. On rare occasions, he refers to himself in third person, but he’ll stop doing that – right away. I’m thinking about it now because instead of revising the manuscript for my 300-page book, I’m writing this essay on […]]]>

It might comfort you to learn that America’s friendliest writing coach succumbs to writer’s block on occasion. On rare occasions, he refers to himself in third person, but he’ll stop doing that – right away.

I’m thinking about it now because instead of revising the manuscript for my 300-page book, I’m writing this essay on writer’s block. I could watch the hockey game or mow the lawn, but that will do for now.

Writing this will remind me of lessons I have shared with others for years but too often forget to apply. As I repeated these lessons last night in my half-sleep, I realized how eccentric they might seem to a curious observer.

Strange as they may seem, they have worked for me now in my 20th book as an author or editor. Here they are in no particular order:

You know what I mean by eccentric? I watched an interview in which brilliant novelist Lauren Groff revealed that she reads 300 books a year. May God bless her. While she’s doing this, I’m probably watching Netflix. I own about 2,000 books. When I did my taxes, I calculated that our family spent $4,178 on books last year. But two things happen when I read too much: first, I waste time when I could write; and I can be intimidated by the quality of other people’s writing. Self-doubt is known to creep in.

I am not a writer capable of setting the ceiling. If that doesn’t come, I’m off, full of energy to do my favorite things: take a walk, drive my car, visit coffee shops, go to the bookstore, hit some golf balls. Something interesting is happening. Words that won’t flow through my hands visit a trapdoor in my brain, acting as a form of repetition. I can often go back to my desk and build momentum in my writing.

I remember just before each of our daughters were born, my wife Karen was ramping up her preparation. I heard of some sort of nesting. Before I can make any progress in my writing, I need to pluck my own nest. I clean my desk, my closets, my bathroom, the workbench in the garage.

I didn’t invent this pretty term, but I write nothing when I can. Rather than practicing the avoidance behaviors described above, I imagine I can write much sooner than I think. Don’t wait until you’ve done all the reporting or research before you write. Instead, go to your keyboard and write very quickly and uncritically, without referring to your notes. Write down what you think you already know. It’s not even a first draft. It’s a zero draft. It will teach you what you still need to learn, saving you time and focusing your reporting.

This startling piece of advice comes to us from Oregon poet William Stafford. He argues that we expect too much too soon from our writing. We disappoint ourselves. There are different ways to lower your standards. My favorite is to write on a yellow notepad. Not white, but yellow. No one expects anything written on yellow paper to be good.

That’s what I just did. In fact, I think I’ve just reached the speed of escape from the forces of literary gravity that have weighed me down. Up, up and away.

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Deadline Detroit | ‘An alternate universe:’ Detroit restaurant critic worries about ‘a sea of ​​white diners’ https://fcacleveland.org/deadline-detroit-an-alternate-universe-detroit-restaurant-critic-worries-about-a-sea-of-white-diners/ Sun, 15 May 2022 12:14:00 +0000 https://fcacleveland.org/deadline-detroit-an-alternate-universe-detroit-restaurant-critic-worries-about-a-sea-of-white-diners/ Enclosed patio atrium at Townhouse Detroit on Woodward Avenue downtown (Photo: Yelp/Ann W.) The latest article from food writer Lyndsay C. Green, who became the Detroit Free Press’ food critic last November, isn’t about meals, chefs or culinary trends. Instead, she candidly looks at something that has surprised the former New Yorker since moving here […]]]>

Enclosed patio atrium at Townhouse Detroit on Woodward Avenue downtown (Photo: Yelp/Ann W.)

The latest article from food writer Lyndsay C. Green, who became the Detroit Free Press’ food critic last November, isn’t about meals, chefs or culinary trends.

Instead, she candidly looks at something that has surprised the former New Yorker since moving here in mid-2017: “So few of the restaurant diners in greater downtown Detroit are black. “


Rear patio of Selden Standard on Second Avenue in Midtown (Photo: Yelp)

Noting a contrast to Dearborn and Hamtramck, where “new restaurants are packed with diners reflecting the surrounding neighborhoods,” Green wrote in a Sunday Page One centerpiece:

Outside of the stretch of black-owned restaurants along Livernois in northwest Detroit, however, there are few new establishments whose dining rooms reflect the majority-black city as a whole.

His subscriber-only crawl is nearly 2,500 words and is titled “Detroit’s new restaurants lack diversity among customers — and that’s a problem.” It reflects a goal that the Freep newcomer set in an introduction to readers six months ago:

My mission is to…embrace my own diversity as an Afro-Latina and Freep’s first black restaurant reviewer, and to humbly and honestly report on Detroit’s food system.

Featured_chartreuse_-_ann_w__yelp_54251Chartreuse opened in 2015 on East Kirby Street in the Cultural Center. (Photo: Yelp/Ann W.)

The essay reported from this weekend serves up a plate full of honesty with first-person seasoning:

Stepping into a new restaurant in the big city center often feels like stepping into an alternate universe so different from the city around it, it’s like stepping back in time. With my black husband as our usual dinner companion, our table for two often stands like a life raft in a sea of ​​white diners.

Lightbulb moments flicker across the room as a person of color realizes they are the minority in space. … We all have a history of isolation.

I’ve had those moments for as long as I can remember. … Detroit, however, … is the last place I expected to feel different.


Lyndsay C. Green: “We all have a history of isolation.” (Picture: Instagram)

Green’s perspective is complemented by comments from three industry insiders and a brief excerpt from former Detroit cook Tunde Wey’s 2017 musings on “The Bleaching of Detroit’s Culinary Scene.”

She speaks to Saffron De Twah’s chef-owner, Omar Anani, and hails him for having “one of the few spaces that attracts a diverse crowd in the great downtown, collection of central neighborhoods, including the Downtown, Midtown, Woodbridge, New Center, Eastern Market, Lafayette Park, Rivertown and Corktown.”

The culture reporter also shares insights from Thor Jones, general manager of six-month-old Freya on East Grand Boulevard in the North End, and Kiki Louya, a Detroit-born chef and former executive director of the Restaurant Workers’ Community. Foundation.

There’s plenty more to savor if you’re a subscriber or decide to become one now, including why some people refer to the Capitol Park area of ​​downtown as “Birmingham South.”


–Alan Stamm

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Wednesday Court Roundup – Cross-Fife joyride and essayist https://fcacleveland.org/wednesday-court-roundup-cross-fife-joyride-and-essayist/ Wed, 11 May 2022 18:50:00 +0000 https://fcacleveland.org/wednesday-court-roundup-cross-fife-joyride-and-essayist/ Wednesday Court Roundup – Cross-Fife joyride and essayist Schedule An icon of a desktop calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across it. Caret A right-pointing solid arrow icon. E-mail An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of Facebook’s “f” mark. Google An icon of Google’s “G” mark. Linked […]]]>




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Writer’s essay on why she plagiarized her book has been removed for… plagiarism | Plagiarism https://fcacleveland.org/writers-essay-on-why-she-plagiarized-her-book-has-been-removed-for-plagiarism-plagiarism/ Tue, 10 May 2022 00:09:00 +0000 https://fcacleveland.org/writers-essay-on-why-she-plagiarized-her-book-has-been-removed-for-plagiarism-plagiarism/ An author’s online essay on why she used plagiarized material in a novel released earlier this year has itself been deleted after publishers discovered she had once again taken material. Jumi Bello’s essay, I plagiarized parts of my first novel. Here’s why briefly appeared on the site on Monday literary center. Bello’s debut novel The […]]]>

An author’s online essay on why she used plagiarized material in a novel released earlier this year has itself been deleted after publishers discovered she had once again taken material.

Jumi Bello’s essay, I plagiarized parts of my first novel. Here’s why briefly appeared on the site on Monday literary center. Bello’s debut novel The Leaving was due out in July, but was canceled in February by Riverhead Books.

“Earlier this morning, Lit Hub published a very personal essay by Jumi Bello about her experience writing a first novel, her struggles with serious mental illness, the self-imposed pressures Young the writer may resent publishing, and their own acts of plagiarism,” the publication said. “Due to inconsistencies in the story and, most importantly, another incident of plagiarism in the published article, we have decided to withdraw the essay.”

Lit Hub editor Jonny Diamond said on Monday that the plagiarized material related to passages about the history of plagiarism; several commenters on social networks had found similarities between Bello’s writing and the work of various earlier sources. Bello did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In her essay, Bello talks about her determination to finish her novel, about a young black woman who becomes pregnant. She remembers wanting to add “literary descriptions” of pregnancy, which she had not experienced, and looking for outside material.

“I tell myself that I am only borrowing and changing the language. I tell myself that I will rewrite these parts later during the editorial phase. I will make this story mine again,” she wrote.

“I would have said anything to myself at that time. I fell asleep at 8 a.m. because of my tense nerves and woke up at midnight. I stay up all night, writing as the days go by. I just want to push through, to a place where I can sleep again. Thinking back to that moment, I ignored my instincts. I ignored the voice inside that said softly, this is wrong. bad bad.

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Young writer nominated | News24 https://fcacleveland.org/young-writer-nominated-news24/ Thu, 05 May 2022 07:01:41 +0000 https://fcacleveland.org/young-writer-nominated-news24/ Writer Mihlali Blackie has been nominated for the Mzantsi Arts and Media Awards 2022. A writer from Kwa Mvala to Ngcobo, Mihlali Blackie (17), has been nominated for the Mzantsi Arts and Media Awards 2022 in the category of Best Writer. The prizes will take place at the Carousel Casino in Hammanskraal on September 10. […]]]>

Writer Mihlali Blackie has been nominated for the Mzantsi Arts and Media Awards 2022.

A writer from Kwa Mvala to Ngcobo, Mihlali Blackie (17), has been nominated for the Mzantsi Arts and Media Awards 2022 in the category of Best Writer.

The prizes will take place at the Carousel Casino in Hammanskraal on September 10. She stated that she writes novels, plays, short stories, poems, etc.

Mihlali recently published her novel, titled Ukuzazi, Ukuzithemba, Nokuzamkela. She confirmed that she started writing when she was 13 and her writing career started when she won an essay writing contest in 7th grade.

“I write because I want to change society, heal and continue to develop my mother tongue (isiXhosa). I am an Avbob Poetry Winner of 2021. I am also a young girl and a member of a virgin society called Imbali Zase Kapa,” Mihlali said.

She added that she advises young girls to keep their virginity and get tested (ukuhlolwa) and they would be safe from pregnancy and disease.

“Also, I would advise young people who want to become writers to read books to hone their skills. They must never give up on their dreams because dreams do come true. If it hadn’t been for the support of my family, as well as teachers and other published writers, I wouldn’t have made it because those are the people who helped me get published.

She thanked everyone who had accompanied her throughout her journey and she hoped that they would continue to support her. She asked people to vote for her by texting mamap 1412 to 47439.

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Former Olympian and illustrated sportswriter Kenny Moore dies at 78 https://fcacleveland.org/former-olympian-and-illustrated-sportswriter-kenny-moore-dies-at-78/ Thu, 05 May 2022 01:41:44 +0000 https://fcacleveland.org/former-olympian-and-illustrated-sportswriter-kenny-moore-dies-at-78/ Former Olympian and Sports Illustrated Writer Kenny Moore died Wednesday at age 78. Moore raced collegiately under coach Bill Bowerman at the University of Oregon, where he finished his career with three All-American honors. The team won two national titles while in Eugene. He held two national personal records for the mile (4:04.2) and the […]]]>

Former Olympian and Sports Illustrated Writer Kenny Moore died Wednesday at age 78.

Moore raced collegiately under coach Bill Bowerman at the University of Oregon, where he finished his career with three All-American honors. The team won two national titles while in Eugene. He held two national personal records for the mile (4:04.2) and the 3,000 meter steeplechase (8:49.4).

Moore has made two Olympic appearances during her track career. He placed 14th in the mile at the 1968 Olympics while suffering from severe blisters during the race. In 1972, he ranked fourth.

Moore won the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco for six consecutive years from 1968 to 1973. He broke his own record twice during those six years.

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China cracks down on dissident writer who criticized personality cult around Xi — Radio Free Asia https://fcacleveland.org/china-cracks-down-on-dissident-writer-who-criticized-personality-cult-around-xi-radio-free-asia/ Mon, 02 May 2022 19:06:18 +0000 https://fcacleveland.org/china-cracks-down-on-dissident-writer-who-criticized-personality-cult-around-xi-radio-free-asia/ Despite asking for public input ahead of a key party congress later this year, Chinese authorities appear to be stepping up their crackdown on public dissent amid a growing personality cult around the leader of the Communist Party of China ( CCP) in power, Xi Jinping. Retired writer and member of the Independent Chinese PEN […]]]>

Despite asking for public input ahead of a key party congress later this year, Chinese authorities appear to be stepping up their crackdown on public dissent amid a growing personality cult around the leader of the Communist Party of China ( CCP) in power, Xi Jinping.

Retired writer and member of the Independent Chinese PEN Association Tian Qizhuang is apparently incommunicado after submitting an “opinion” opposing the Xi personality cult, claiming it violated the CCP’s charter.

In an open letter to CCP discipline chief Zhao Leji, Tian accused Guangxi regional party secretary Liu Ning of “serious violations” of the party charter in a speech he made in a recent communicated.

“We must work hard to forge our party spirit and loyalty to the heart [leader Xi Jinping] with a high degree of political awareness,” the statement read, after the regional CPC party conference elected Xi as a delegate following his nomination by the CPC Central Committee, in an exercise to demand and demonstrate loyalty towards Xi.

“[We must] always support our leader, defend our leader and follow our leader,” the statement read.

In his letter, Tian argued that the statement violated a clause added to the CCP charter at the 12th Party Congress in 1982, banning personality cults around Chinese leaders.

“The key point of personality cults is that they privilege personal power over the constitution and the law, violating the republican principle that everyone is equal before the law,” Tian wrote.

“The Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Party Committee blatantly issued this statement in violation of the CCP’s charter,” he said.

“This denial of the fundamental policy of respect for the rule of law also shows that the cult of personality [around Xi] has already reached a dangerous level,” Tian wrote, calling on the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) to “quickly investigate and deal with the matter, and publicize the results and sanctions to the whole party. …thoughts and culture to make a comeback.”

The CCP, mandated by Xi, said it was soliciting opinions and suggestions online ahead of the party congress in April 15 by May 16with the aim of “stirring the brains and promoting democracy”.

But several days after the letter was published, Tian was visited by local state security police, who searched his home for “evidence”, confiscating his mobile phone and computer.

Hymns to Xi

The Guangxi statement came after outgoing Shenzhen party secretary Wang Weizhong praised Xi in his farewell speech, listing five of the leader’s attributes for which he would remain “eternally grateful”.

News commentator Wei Xin said hymns to Xi are likely to become even more common as the 20th CPC National Congress approaches later this year.

“On the one hand, we have a wave of populism, accompanied on the other by structural changes in the highest circles of the CPC Central Committee, which is increasingly leaning towards individual totalitarianism,” Wei told FRG.

“Party constitution is not enough to curb the cult of personality or the centralization of power in an individual in the face of these changes,” he said.

“[These tendencies within] the CCP will grow stronger and stronger over the next six months as the 20th Party Congress approaches, and will likely peak in the fall. »

Wei’s warning points to a 2010 essay by Chengdu Party School teacher Liu Yifei titled “Never Forget to Oppose Personality Cults.”

In it, Liu warns that a lack of clear understanding within party ranks of the dangers led to disaster in the absence of strong institutional constraints, resulting in “a leader who could not be contained” by his own party: the late Supreme Leader Mao Zedong.

Feng Chongyi, professor of Chinese studies at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia, said the emergence of a personality cult around Xi is linked to the CCP leader’s successful removal of term limits presidential elections via the Chinese parliament, the National People’s Congress (NPC). , in 2018.

“After the Cultural Revolution [1966-1976] finished, the party line was against individual autocracy, and the abolition of lifetime leadership was part of that,” Feng said. “No leader from Hu Yaobang, Zhao Ziyang, Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao has served more than two terms, but he is now breaking this rule and bringing back a term for life.”

“To achieve this, he needs a campaign of deification and a cult of personality; it’s all part of the same operation,” he said.

Bad news distractions

Feng said there was a lot of bad news that Xi needed to distract from through populism.

“There are problems at home and abroad, with a constantly weakening economy and a worsening confrontation with developed countries,” he said. “It has created a lot of discontent in the party ranks, but China does not have … democratic elections or a political process.”

“So as long as they can suppress people like this writer, he will get re-election,” Feng said.

Tian’s silence came as online platforms such as Weibo, Douyin and WeChat began asking users to provide their IP address, which makes it easier to locate people when commenting or posting.

WeChat said it will start displaying the location of users when they post content, using their IP address, with national accounts indicating the province, autonomous region or directly governed municipality of the user, and foreign accounts indicating their country.

Hebei-based political scientist Wei Qing said the move is fueling the growing use of “grid management”, which divides localities into grids, giving officials responsibility for the actions of anyone living in their place.

“The goal is network management, which is the policy of the central government, and the cyberspace administration implements this central policy,” Wei said. “Controlling the movement of people is the greatest characteristic of an autocratic society.”

“Now that China is returning to the Cultural Revolution, the movement of people in both physical and cyberspace will be one of the most important goals.”

He said local officials’ knowledge of who posts from where will likely be much more accurate than just knowing a person’s province or city.

“It’s not just about displaying your IP, but also being included in network management,” Wei said. “Anything you say online will be considered the responsibility of your local police station.”

Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie.

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OPINION: Academia needs to better deal with writer’s block https://fcacleveland.org/opinion-academia-needs-to-better-deal-with-writers-block/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 06:40:02 +0000 https://fcacleveland.org/opinion-academia-needs-to-better-deal-with-writers-block/ (Lucia Marquez-Uppman • Student Life) The hallway becomes quiet as the last of your neighbors falls asleep. Having been in front of your laptop for almost four hours, you impulsively raise your watch when the counter hits 1am. blank screen upsets you even more. The essay is due Monday, but you haven’t accomplished anything except […]]]>
(Lucia Marquez-Uppman • Student Life)

The hallway becomes quiet as the last of your neighbors falls asleep. Having been in front of your laptop for almost four hours, you impulsively raise your watch when the counter hits 1am. blank screen upsets you even more.

The essay is due Monday, but you haven’t accomplished anything except typing a few unsatisfactory sentences and then deleting them. You are desperately trying to write something, but the muses, fickle as they always are, have abandoned you tonight. Writer‘s block has come for you.

I’ve encountered this scenario more often than I care to admit, and it’s reasonable to assume that other students have encountered similar difficulties. Writer’s block is simply unavoidable, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. We can’t escape those chin-scratching, sometimes gut-wrenching moments of writing, because no one draws inspiration from an inexhaustible source, no matter how accomplished or ingenious they are as a writer.

In a recent interview, novelist Jhumpa Lahiri confesses that despite her mastery of creating stories, she finds writer’s block simply cannot be avoided. Rather than seeing it as a frustrating obstacle, however, she sees this phenomenon as a natural part of the writing process, where “ideas swirl around in the mind.” Thinking takes time and ideas don’t come out of nowhere.

While some authors disavow the term as a fiction that unruly writers use to justify their procrastination, their alternative approach — namely that “you can always write garbage”, according to Rumaan Alam – is just a different embodiment of writer’s block. Yes, drawing a blank on a writing assignment does not mean that the student becomes physically unable to write, but in the absence of inspiration, his scribbling is no different from his premature thought process manifesting on paper.

Ultimately, there is no hierarchy between the two types of writing blocking: silent preponderance and active scribbling are both constructive, as long as the writer continues to work on their ideas with the goal. to describe. This positive approach to writer’s block facilitates good writing because it recognizes the writer’s need to take time and reflect on what they are doing. The writer maintains an optimistic frame of mind throughout this process, knowing full well that after much consideration, they will eventually summon their muses again.

One could even argue that writer’s block is a necessary prerequisite for effective writing, because if the writer completes his work without ever stopping to reflect on his themes, organization, and use of language , this work may turn out to be of inferior quality. Unexamined work is not worth publishing, and writer’s block, when resolved with a positive approach, allows the writer to undertake this crucial review.

Despite the constructive and indispensable nature of writer’s block, many people (especially students) still view it as an excruciating experience that should be eliminated completely. This view is more than understandable, as it shows how the relentless need for assessment within academia distorts the writing process of students. Having lived four seasons halfway through, I know how frustrating things can be when I’m stuck on a writing assignment while being dogged by five other deadlines.

I want to spend more time analyzing the prompt and writing a plan, but these deadlines, and the punitive implications they entail, deter me from doing so. Instead of tackling my writer’s block with the reflective approach, I would instead strive to produce as many lines as possible, even if my mind fails to keep pace with my hands. The result is often disastrous: either I sink deeper into the quagmire of literary emptiness, or I disdain my thoughtless writing so much that I have to start over.

This creates a vicious cycle of stagnation, where the writer, unsure of how to proceed in the face of the exogenous demand for constant productivity, finds his creativity drained by this mentally taxing contradiction. By forcing students to write on demand and holding back the time needed to overcome their writer’s block, tight deadlines cause students to dread academic writing and lose self-efficacy, leaving them simply content to “do this boring job.

Writing is no longer a difficult but a fulfilling process of knowledge creation. Instead, stifled by deadlines and the punitive academic tradition they embody, it becomes just another hoop to jump through.

Academic traditions surrounding assessment and discipline have warped writer’s block from a natural occurrence into an intolerable obstacle, but there is still hope for revitalizing scholarly writing. To do this, higher education institutions must abandon their current conventions of student writing for a more flexible and collaborative alternative. While they should maintain a deadline system to keep courses structured, they should ensure that deadlines are indicative only. Students should be allowed to turn in their work later than scheduled on condition that they make a sincere effort to overcome their writing block. Rather than punishing them for breaking deadlines, professors should engage more actively with students who are struggling to write and offer to help them in their thinking process. With these simple steps, academic writing will once again become a dignified and enjoyable endeavor.

Yifei Cheng PO ’24 is from Nanjing, China. He enjoys hiking, reading (especially fantasy literature), and playing Starcraft 2.

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The best writer is not always the best wrestling… and the best wrestling is not always the best writer | https://fcacleveland.org/the-best-writer-is-not-always-the-best-wrestling-and-the-best-wrestling-is-not-always-the-best-writer/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 00:54:00 +0000 https://fcacleveland.org/the-best-writer-is-not-always-the-best-wrestling-and-the-best-wrestling-is-not-always-the-best-writer/ There’s no such thing as a first impression – and in the world of online dating, that means your photo and biography. Granted, photos are the first thing most people look at, but for the purposes of this article, let’s focus on the written part of a profile. Talking about yourself isn’t just difficult, it’s […]]]>

There’s no such thing as a first impression – and in the world of online dating, that means your photo and biography. Granted, photos are the first thing most people look at, but for the purposes of this article, let’s focus on the written part of a profile.

Talking about yourself isn’t just difficult, it’s also a tricky process where you try to highlight the seemingly attractive parts of your personality and the most interesting hobbies in an effort to make yourself attractive to people. potential matches. The problem is that there is no fact checking when it comes to dating sites and apps. You could falsely claim that you’ve skydived, dived with sharks (who would do that?) or traveled to distant lands, and who’s going to stop you?

But beyond the lies and exaggerations, writing is a talent that not everyone has. The most interesting people in the world — or more importantly, someone who could be your perfect match — may not be the best at expressing their personality, interests, and passions effectively on their dating profile.

Since scouring dating websites and apps for a living, I’ve seen the best of the best and the worst of the worst in self-written bios. (Don’t even get me started on the one-word answers to the questions or the complete lack of “message bait”.) But often someone paints a wonderful picture, working in humor as well as personality, only for you to click online and go on a date to find there’s no spark. Even if you’ve been texting for weeks, with a smooth conversation and apparently having a lot in common, you won’t really know if there’s any potential for a relationship until you meet face to face.

Behind the profile is a real person…and just because the person isn’t a novelist doesn’t mean you should immediately swipe left or move on to the next person.

If you come across a profile that doesn’t give you much to work with but something about the person is intriguing – maybe they live in the same neighborhood or mention a band you really like – my advice would be to send a message and see what happens. Maybe they’ll engage in a conversation (I think many would agree that it’s much easier to have a two-way discussion rather than writing an essay about yourself) and eager to get together. meet in person, where you can really get a feel if there’s chemistry between you.

People are busy. People want to take an easy path. People have different talents, and sometimes writing isn’t one of them. While a well-written biography is definitely a good sign because it means the person has put a lot of thought and effort into the starting point of their love life, self-talk is difficult and not where a lot of lovely people will shine. . Instead of giving up hope right away, go the extra mile to take the first step. You might be surprised at what you find.

Erika Ettin is the founder of A Little Nudge, where she helps others navigate the often daunting world of online dating. Want to get in touch with Erika? Join his newsletter, eepurl.com/dpHcH for updates and tips.

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Early Childhood, Career and More Updates! – Overview of the landscape https://fcacleveland.org/early-childhood-career-and-more-updates-overview-of-the-landscape/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 12:39:41 +0000 https://fcacleveland.org/early-childhood-career-and-more-updates-overview-of-the-landscape/ In Waco, Texas, on August 14, 1945, Steve Martin was born. Along with Roxanne, Pink Panther and The Jerk, he amassed a fortune of $130 million. His astrological sign is Leo and he is now 76 years old. He is married to Anne Stringfield. Steve Martin was destined to be a showman. As a writer […]]]>

In Waco, Texas, on August 14, 1945, Steve Martin was born. Along with Roxanne, Pink Panther and The Jerk, he amassed a fortune of $130 million. His astrological sign is Leo and he is now 76 years old. He is married to Anne Stringfield.

Steve Martin was destined to be a showman. As a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and a frequent guest on The Tonight Show, he attracted a large following. He began his career as a stand-up comedian before moving into acting. He also plays banjo and piano, and his musical album The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo won a Grammy.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Steve Martin was romantically linked to fellow actress Bernadette Peters. He married Victoria Tennant in 1986, but the couple separated in 1994.

Martin married Anne Stringfield, his current wife, in 2007, and they had their first child in 2012.

Martin is an avid art collector who owns works by Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney and other well-known painters.

Youth:

On August 14, 1945, in Waco, Texas, Stephen Glenn Martin was born. Inglewood and Garden Grove, California, he grew up with his mother Mary, father Glenn (a real estate agent) and sister Melinda. From 1955 to 1958, Steve worked at Disneyland selling guidebooks and was a member of Garden Grove High School’s cheerleading team.

He started working at Fantasyland’s magic store in 1960 after spending time at Disneyland’s Main Street Magic store. Martin began performing music, magic, and comedy at Knott’s Berry Farm when he was eighteen. He studied acting and poetry at Santa Ana College after graduating from high school before going to UCLA to pursue acting in 1967. Steve performed in local clubs while in college and, at at age 21, he dropped out of UCLA.

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Steve Martin was destined for a career in entertainment

Net worth of Steve Martin

From childhood, Martin knew he wanted to be a comedian. He started working at Disneyland when he was ten, selling guidebooks in Frontierland and doing magic tricks and balloon animal creations in the old Merlin’s Magic Shop in Fantasyland.

In 2007, he told Time, “I loved working incredibly hard.”

He kept his promise and worked on his craft for the next 12 years. Martin joined a comedy troupe at Knott’s Berry Farm and transferred to UCLA to pursue acting studies after graduating from Cal State Long Beach. He dropped out of college at age 22 after landing a writing gig for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

Martin admits the job, which he describes as a “big stepping stone” in his career, was also the start of his bouts of anxiety.

“I was twenty-one at the time.” In 2008, he told NPR’s Fresh Air that he “stumbled across this upper level of show business and he wasn’t sure of himself.” “However, I couldn’t afford to remain insecure, so I buried it.” And, of course, it manifested physically.

Stand-up comedy defined Martin’s early career

Net worth of Steve Martin

Martin won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety, or Music at the age of 23, in 1969. Due to his popularity, he was offered writing jobs in shows such as The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour and The Sonny and Cher. Comedy time.

However, a stand-up appearance on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1968 taught Martin that he enjoyed being on stage as much as he enjoyed working backstage, even if the audience was unsure what to think of his act. Martin recounted his first appearance on The Steve Allen Show in an essay for Smithsonian Magazine.

Martin wrote, “Steve’s introduction to me was perfectly improvised.” “‘This next young man is a comedian, and…’ he’s been fumbling again – ‘but if you think about it for a long time and you still don’t get it, then you might want to get on stage and talk to him about it’ – stammer, stutter-‘then you might want to get on stage and talk to him about it.'”

Despite this, the comedian claims his TV appearance resulted in huge bookings, including a five-week stint as Ann-opening Margaret’s act in Las Vegas. “Son, you have an ob-leek sense of humor,” Elvis told him (via Smithsonian Magazine).

Martin continued to write and his work on the comedy sketch Van Dyke and Company earned him a second Emmy nomination. His appearances on shows like The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Saturday Night Live, however, helped him become a family figure. Let’s Get Small (1977) and A Wild and Crazy Guy (1978) were two of his Grammy-winning comedy albums (1978).

“I spent 18 years doing stand-up comedy.” “I spent ten years learning, four years refining and four years being wildly successful,” he told Fresh Air.

“It was a laborious journey, not a heroic one.” I didn’t fight back valiantly at the doubters, but rather took small steps interspersed with instinctive leaps. I don’t come from a family of musicians. I didn’t sing, dance or act, but working around this little detail forced me to think outside the box.

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Private life:

Net worth of Steve Martin

Martin designed the character of Marie in “Shakingwith Peters in mind, and the two also starred together in ‘Pennies from Heaven’. From 1986 to 1994 Steve was married to actress Victoria Tennant, then in 2007 he married writer Anne Stringfield In December 2012, Steve and Anne welcomed their first child, a daughter, making him a first-time father at the age of 67.

Martin began collecting art in the late 1960s, and a 2001 exhibition at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art featured 28 pieces from his collection. One of his paintings, “Hotel Window” by Edward Hopper, sold for $26.8 million at Sotheby’s in 2006.

Real estate:

Steve bought a four-bedroom house in Beverly Hills for $995,000 in 1997, and he sold it for $2.22 million in 2019 (it sits on the same lot as his main house). In 2013, he put his St. Barths villa up for sale for $11 million, and it sold in 2015 for an undisclosed amount.

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