The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Category Archives: Journalism, publicity and scandals

‘Native advertising’ disguised as news: miracle money or menace to journalism?

You have to feel for journalists and publishers, since everybody else insists on (a) swiping content from newspapers and magazines, (b) “aggregating” all that content on the Series of Tubes … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

What words get shared on social media – and what doesn’t?

Publicity and marketing, including social media, is like the Wild West. Just about anybody can call themselves a Social Media Ninja (although they shouldn’t) and get away with it, especially … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · 7 Comments

Improve your blog’s bounce rate and such

I do this blog for fun, not for monies. HOWEVER: even casual bloggers probably want to make their bloggity blog more popular, and get more viewers. Want to make your … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Why even the mighty Facebook is DOOMED

So now that social media is an entrenched Big Deal, taking up gobs of bandwidth on the Series of Tubes, you’re starting to see story after story in papers of … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · 5 Comments

Slaves of the Internet, Unite! –

This man speaks the truth. Read his words. ### Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot. Wrote a thriller that won some award (PNWA 2013). Represented by Jill Marr of … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Insensitive Hippo opens Twitter account, harasses man it once swallowed

At 27 years old, Paul Templer was swallowed by a hippo. In 1996, Templer was giving a tour of the Zambezi river in Africa when his canoe was overturned. As … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Overachiever’s Guide to Job Hunting

In my final semester of school, I juggled four classes, three jobs, and an internship. Did I mention that I also had a social life? Hi, I am an overachiever … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · 10 Comments

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