I recently watched season one of Amazon Prime series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which I found hilarious and thoroughly entertaining. I don’t watch a lot of comedies—I find the writing is better on serious shows that also happen to be funny. However, I found The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to be the perfect blend of plot […]Read more "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s 4 Funny Epiphanies for Every Creative"
I found this meme on Writers Write’s Facebook page the other day, and it really summed up my writing process: Me, right now. Technically, right now I have an idea for a new short story (that will also be part of the trilogy I want to write some day). But I’m trying to edit my […]Read more "My Writing Process, Summed Up in One Meme"
Lately I’ve been thinking about cliched plots and bad tropes in books, and this got me thinking about the plot/story ideas I don’t ever see, or don’t see nearly enough of. So I thought I’d compile a list of books I wish someone would write. Please note, if you don’t like cynicism, this is probably […]Read more "#BrutallyHonestBooks I Wish Someone Would Write"
So Thursday the widget guy wanted me to write an article about a movie, which his SEO stats say a lot of people search for. Target market for the movie probably can’t afford the pricey, high-end widgets the client’s company sells. But the movie’s title contains the name of the widgets they sell. I ask […]Read more "Why You Should Just Listen to Your Freelancer When They Give You Advice"
This weekend I had the displeasure of reading a Forbes op-ed piece suggesting that Amazon should “replace local libraries to save taxpayers money.” I was hoping it was satire, but as I read through it, I realized the author, a Forbes contributor named Panos Mourdoukoutas, was actually serious. (Or else he’s the world’s most un-funny […]Read more "Hands off the #Libraries: How a Little Research Can Save You from Looking Stupid In Front of the Whole Internet"
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I buy crap and resell it. I used to have a niche, but I can no longer make money in that niche, so now I buy and sell whatever I think I can resell. (Hint: It’s getting harder and harder to make money selling ANYTHING on eBay.) How to […]Read more "How to Make Money on eBay"
So a few weeks ago I had lunch with my Trump-loving parents who, naturally, decided to blather on about how the Chump is “making America great again.” The conversation started with mom trying to tell me I needed a 401K. She and my dad had this brilliant idea to start me one for my birthday […]Read more "Trump Supporters Are Immune to Logic and I Know Why"