Final DL Project: Writer’s Wage

During this project, I learned a lot about the wages of writers, the most popular genres, and the most well-known and well-paid authors of all time. My goal was to figure out which genres sold the best in stores.

I used various sites including Wikipedia and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to find the information I needed.

The process of locating and finding the information required aided me greatly in learning how to navigate the internet properly and without worry. I think with proper knowledge, the internet could change the way we find information permanently in the near future.

Information Fluency – Writing as a Passion

Writing is something that can be very hard for somebody to do. It requires a lot of reading alongside constant practice to become better, which many kids may not choose to do. But the pros of writing far outweigh the cons. Writing allows you to create your own universes, your own little characters with their own personalities. Did you not like Harry Potter when you read it? Make your own version of it, with characters you can actually connect and relate to. Nonetheless, writing is a technical and complicated skill that requires good grammar and a creative drive. I used the sites Explora and Gale Engage Learning to search. One interesting site I found mentioned the various ways that “Reading and Writing Interlock,” which I found exceptionally interesting. “Although there are elements specific to each,” writing and reading are exceptionally similar as they are skills that must be honed and oftentimes go hand in hand. Most of my skill in writing comes from my hobby in reading. The second site I found, centered around writing tips, offered skillful advice: your first book “isn’t necessarily the first novel you should publish.” That’s good advice. Either way, I hope this helps anybody else searching to become a writer similarly to me. 


Citations (Two Minimum): 4 Ways Reading And Writing Interlock: What The Research Says. Gale Engage Learning. (n.d.). Retrieved from¤tPosition=1&docId=GALE%7CA735378655&docType=Article&sort=Relevance&contentSegment=ZXAS-MOD1&prodId=GPS&pageNum=1&contentSet=GALE%7CA735378655&searchId=R1&userGroupName=43dcbs&inPS=true 


Whitlock, N. (n.d.). Tips For First-Time Novelists. Discovery. Retrieved April 3, 2023, from

Goblin Mode: True or False?

I chose a very strange, very recent article about a ‘Word of the Year’ competition hosted by Oxford Languages.

According to them, the term was coined in 2009, but didn’t become popular until 2022. The other contenders were the expressions “metaverse” and “#IStandWith.”

The article I found was posted by, so the first thing I did was research if they were credible.

A short search on Wikipedia revealed that NPR has been accused of bias before. However, the site also says that it’s quite a studious website and many members say that it is quite legible and trustworthy.

Upon further research, it is revealed that, yes, Oxford Languages did host this poll- and the term “goblin mode” did win by a landslide. Many sites say this. I think that this article is true.


A photo of me, petting the Treehouse's service dog, Nessa.

(I can’t figure out how to right the rotation.)

For TOKTWD, I went with my mom to the Treehouse.

They are a organization placed around Canada that helps children realize if they’re being abused in certain relationships and aid the family or child in going to court and resolving their issues. The Treehouse specializes in contacts and works with the police department alongside other experienced legal experts, but their main goal is to aid children who are hurting.

Their staff is filled with kind, passionate people who truly care about and enjoy what they do! I talked with nearly all of them about their careers, and learned a lot of interesting things. It was so cool to learn about all of the things they do for a living and to ensure the safety of children.

I have to now answer two ordained questions.

The first question is about what I felt through my senses as I visited. Many of the main office rooms didn’t smell like much, as they run a very clean organization. The room designed for the children to chill in smells distinctly of Lysol, however, as the toys constantly need to be cleaned.
My second question is about what would encourage me to go to work each day. While their service dog, Nessa, is a defining factor, the main factor is their exceptionally friendly staff and the amazing work they do for abused children.

Thank you for reading!

Guidelines for my Account

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All are accepted here, but there’s a few things I will not tolerate at all, being: Racism, Sexism, or Homophobia.

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