January 24, 2019, Australia—Entitled general managers no longer willing to work for free, say frustrated interns at Muffin Crack, an Australian company that relies on volunteer work from its CEO and management executives. “It’s just so frustrating,” says Blueberry Skohn, an intern at Muffin Crack who supervises hiring the C-suite executives. “Every time the company […]Read more "Why #Millennials’ Self-Important Demand to be Paid is Really Self Preservation"
Obviously, this is satire. I am not using the White House microwave to eavesdrop on the toddler-in-chief scrawling his speech in crayon. Congratulations to all of you who get to hear the best State of the Union address ever…since last year. I know those of you at home are enjoying it too, because your TV […]Read more "State of the Union Leaked Draft"
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"
If you’re a serial killer, there’s about a 99.99999% chance it’s all your parents’ fault.Read more "Things I’ve Learned from Binge-Watching Criminal Minds on Netflix"