Sherri

Location:

Baton Rouge, LA

Member since:

October 8, 2012

Networks

What kind of writing are you interested in? Tell us about your work and what you want from this group.

Non-fiction blogging, online content writing, article writing, and editing. I write at the nexus of science, public policy and activism to inform my readers about problems and issues our state, the country and the world face. I write from a left-leaning position, and sticking to the facts is paramount. I'm trying to bring back reason to a world that seems to have lost it. I think changing peoples' minds happens fastest when individual peoples' faces and stories are shared with those who might never meet someone they will see on my blog. I incorporate embedded video often to introduce a post subject, or to share a story I feel is important for others to know. I particularly advocate for LGBTQ rights, civil rights and human rights. I discuss what I believe civil rights ought to include in America in the 21st century. I'm a mom of a 17 year old son, a lesbian and a total geek, and it shows.

What workshops interest you; for instance, technique or motivation or appreciation events, writing skills or marketing?

Mainly motivation, and after attending my first meeting Oct. 8, I have a lot to learn and I want to learn, and I feel the group has a lot to teach.

Are you willing to share your original work and participate in critique sessions?

I'd like to attend a couple of times before I commit to having my work critiqued. So far, I think having my work critiqued by the group would be valuable.

What point are you at in your writing goals and this coming year what would you like to accomplish?

I've been a beginning writer for 5 years, and if I'm going to keep this up, I'd like to be a lot better at it. I enjoy it, but I have a lot to learn. I also need to speed up; go from idea to finished article in a few hours. I just started freelancing on Elance this weekend and would like freelance writing to be a part of my income. I'm thinking through writing a how-to ebook (I have one in mind and 3500 words so far), I want to improve the quality of writing I do on my blogs, my main one in particular.

Introduction

I'm a mom, lesbian, math/science tutor, LGBTQ rights advocate, blogger & occasionally a freelance writer. I'm looking to make freelance writing an income stream. I'm a chemist by education with a plethora of liberal arts classes. I love to read.

What Sherri is saying about this Meetup Group

nice to see everyone! i've been stuck at work for months


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