You may have heard the claim that if you give more work to the busiest person, they’ll get it done the fastest. Though we can’t generalize for every person, this is more or less true. I think about my schedule in college—how I juggled socializing, hundreds of pages of reading, writing my capstone, studying for…Read more
About: Natalie Ciardi
Natalie Ciardi graduated from Skidmore College in 2020 with an English major and Management and Business minor. While at Skidmore, she enjoyed performing in and writing for the sketch comedy group Skidomedy. She is currently working on short story edits from her hometown, and sometimes you can hear her shrieking from the rafters about employment opportunities. Natalie would love to create bold, engaging marketing campaigns in the future and has a knack for brand development and market research.
Recent Posts by Natalie Ciardi
Connecting Despite Restrictions
Though many of our friends and family have been vaccinated, we aren’t out of the testy COVID waters just yet. There are still restrictions that can make life frustrating and difficult—you’re not alone in feeling this way. We must think outside the box to stay connected until this is over. Here are some…Read more
Shop Local: Farmer’s Hardware
Farmer’s Hardware is tucked away from the main stage of Broadway Street, giving it a quieter atmosphere with easy access to the street we know and love. It also represents a slice of Saratoga history, as the breakfast spot has the same name as the hardware store that occupied it in 1901. In 1925, the…Read more
Wait, We Don’t Talk Like That: Writing Better Dialogue
Do you have stiff dialogue that sounds awkward no matter how much tweaking you do? Not to worry. It’s hard to stuff all the nuance of human dialogue onto a page. Real people jump topics abruptly, go on long tangents for excruciating amounts of time, and generally follow no rules of punctuation. Dialogue is difficult…Read more
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