'Tis the season for giving. When it comes to making donations, a writer can thicken the plot by giving in a non-traditional way. If you are a writer, you can give of your mind and pen rather than donate money or goods. You can contact a local charity and inquire into what campaign they may be exploring which could benefit from your wordsmith skills. You could also help them by writing a letter to a newspaper or magazine editor or blog the message if you are so inclined. While the idea of donating your writing skills is to help others, you could also be helping yourself through fine-tuning your persuasive writing skills.
December 18, 2013