Writing

To view Ellen’s writing portfolio, click here.

Ellen’s first publication, a personal essay on her childhood obsession with Barbies, debuted in Front Porch Journal.

She blogged during the spring of 2013 for Gauge Magazine‘s web component, SeeGaugeBlog, contributing a weekly blog about the most recent issue’s theme: Artificial. In the spring of 2012, she blogged about Codes. Gauge is a non-fiction publication.

Over the summer of 2012, she and her closest writer friend decided that they needed their own blog. Goon and Darling Do Flash Fiction was born three days later, with no rules other than a maximum word count of 500. Ellen’s writing is attributed to “Darling.”

She wrote for The Lion, The Stitch, and The Wardrobe from 2010 to 2012, cultivating the column “Origin of the Trend,” which analyzed the ancient and recent history of current fashion and beauty trends. She occasionally wrote news pieces and runway show reviews here, as well.

In 2009, Ellen won the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Circle Award for an in-depth news/feature story for her work on “Getting My Life in Focus” (pages 15-19) in The Chronicle, Mason High School’s award-winning newspaper. She was also part of the Indiana University Summer Journalism Institute Best News Writing Team in 2007 for the same newspaper, for which she wrote from 2007 to 2010.

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