Opinion writing vs. blowing off steam

Everybody has an opinion. Everybody. And everybody is voicing them. Print, online and on air; written, visual and audible, there is no escaping the myriad of mediums available to share our views. From social media musings of our chia tea at the local café to award-winning opinion writing, everyone is opining. Yet, let us not … Continue reading Opinion writing vs. blowing off steam

Does ‘Aspiring’ count as a columnist style?

Today is National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ Day. I am a member. Nationwide, columnists share signage proclaiming their column style in honor of Ernie Pyle, the greatest columnist of all time. I’m in. I think. I stopped. Pondered. I am a . . . Hmm? Confused, I contacted my counsellor. Luckily, there was an opening, … Continue reading Does ‘Aspiring’ count as a columnist style?