Where Have I Been?

It’s been a while hasn’t it. No news is good news let me assure you. I’ve been working as a freelance copywriter at an agency for the past six months and everything seems to be going well. One day, perhaps, they’ll offer me a job, but for now, I must keep on working late and longer than most.

The lack of posting is at the behest of the social media policies of the agency. I’m not supposed to link to work without the content creator’s permission. I never once did that. I’ve been a victim of strange social media policies before, so rather than try to fight the man, I’ll play along. Unfortunately, that means a dip on the radar from what once was my advertising blog. I’ll try to bring it up with the bigwigs at work but I’m sure they have more important things to worry about.

I miss this, but I always promised I’d never create another LiveJournal. I don’t want to read this in five years time and wonder why on earth I spilled my guts onto a keyboard. Nobody reads diaries unless they’re exciting, and therein lies my problem – I’m just too vanilla. For now, I’ll leave you with a quote from Gary Provost. It makes me smile, and I hope it does you.

“This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals–sounds that say listen to this, it is important.”


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