Ridiculous Freelance Ad of the Week

Usually, I bag on freelance ads for doing stupid things like offering $0.00002 per word or having unreasonable turnaround times. This one, though, is bad for a whole different reason. A client needs general fitness articles that are original (no plagiarizing) and at least 550 words long that have been SEO’d for the URLs & […]

How Do You Celebrate?

Nota Bene: All of the words in this post are merely my attempt to make the embedded video relevant to this blog. I really just wanted to share the video. So, if you don’t care about my struggle writing about yeast infections or dealing with mental clients, just click “play” already and laugh your butt […]

An Ode to the Spell Checker

I have a friend who learned late in life that he was dyslexic. Because anything that ever happens anywhere in the world is somehow about me, this made me realize that I had been judging this person’s intelligence pretty unfairly. We keep up with each other via Facebook, and I recently noticed a huge change […]

So, a Writer Walks Into a Bar…

OK, it’s not exactly that, but it’s a good one. I mentioned some time ago that I wanted to gather up some jokes for/about writers. I found this one today and thought it was pretty freaking funny. After centuries of us constantly getting it wrong, the “powers that be” gave one of our fellow writers […]

I Can't Help Myself – It's Too Funny

So, if you checked out my recent post in which there’s a video of Stephen King cracking wise with Late Night host Conan O’Brien, then you may have noticed they talked a fair amount about King’s contribution to a still-growing wave of paranoia regarding clowns. If you didn’t watch the video clip but know anything […]

Stephen King and Conan O'Brien

I recently took a Facebook test (which are rivaled in accuracy only by those found in Cosmo, btw), and it told me that my writing style is closest to that of Stephen King.  I don’t suppose I’m all that surprised, as he was the first adult author I ever read (Cujo in the fourth grade). […]

Working for Yourself: Failures in Efficiency

Ooh, “failures in efficiency” sounds just like “failure’s inefficiency.” How cool is that, fellow Word-Nerds? I used to read a lot of blogs, but I just don’t seem to have the time, energy, or attention span to keep up with any of them lately. In my defense, I am running a business, sustaining a marriage, […]

Not Tonight, Crazy Client…I Have a Headache

Warning: What follows is basically a personal rant about a particular client. I’ve chosen to share it here because I think many of you will identify all too well. This blog is supposed to be funny, though, so please feel totally free to laugh at me for being such a door mat. Have you ever […]

Plagiarizing about Plagiarism

Oh.  My.  Gosh. So, I think I mentioned that I’ve been doing articles on a lot of crazy topics lately.  One of them was plagiarism.  As I was looking around the web, I found this:  Want to Buy an Essay about Plagiarism? Seriously.  It’s a web site where you can buy essays to turn in […]