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In Appreciation Of Those Who Understand

Posted by Kimberly Manchester on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, In : Writing Processes 
Last week, I read an amazing Help Wanted ad. I am not saying this because I was lucky enough to be granted an interview; I applied because I loved the ad. Since I am currently employed (at least through November, that is!) I have the luxury of being particular about the jobs to which I apply. Here is a sample of the ad copy...

"...While others may merely say it but these traits really are important to your success in an important marketing role...organized, plays well in the sandbox with other...
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The "SOCKS" Moment

Posted by Kimberly Manchester on Thursday, May 2, 2013, In : Writing Processes 

As a writer, I painstakingly draft my work, edit, and rework it until I start to feel like I am stuck in the cycle of lather; rinse; repeat. Sick of the uncertainty, I set myself the goal of researching my writing process. Putting my Science degree to use, I set up a research project with my writing habits as the center focus and recorded not only my thoughts and musings but the way I went about recording said thoughts and musings. The process of completing a “post-write” after each of my...

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(Exactly) 200 Words About Me

Kimberly Manchester I am Writer, spelled with a capital “W”. This means I have actually made a living off of what I write. Writers are a curious lot. We can go from blocked to 1,000 words an hour in about six seconds, our only inspiration being a looming deadline. People often ask me to share a little about who I am and what makes me tick. I am not certain they truly want to know, but here are my responses just the same:

I can recite the script of Reservoir Dogs word for word. I think this says a lot about me, although I am not sure what it says is entirely accurate. 

I am a study in paradox; an enigma wrapped in a puzzle box. Just when you think you know everything about me, you will discover that you don't. 

I work as a Science tutor at a Community College, and can usually be found in the labs there. I am not squeamish, and will touch anything so long as I am wearing gloves, but am completely unnerved by really bad smells. 

My favorite punctuation mark is the semicolon; you will notice that I use it a lot. 

Have I bored you with the details yet?

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