The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Why creativity gets squashed like a bug

Oh, everybody says they want something new and creative. But as this article from Slate shows, even places that are supposed by be hotbeds of artistic and creative genius, like … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · 6 Comments

Top 10 Myths of Journalism School

Oh, if I could go back in time, and whisper in the ear of my younger self during journalism school. Not that I was busy screwing it up. Editor-in-chief of … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · 15 Comments

The automatic shotgun: born for a zombie apocalypse

Anyone who watches zombie movies knows the scene I’m talking about: the chainsaw massacre. A hero grabs a chainsaw and starts wading through the zombie hordes. Sure, a Husqvarna  450 … Continue reading

April 15, 2012 · 6 Comments

PR case studies about the POLITICS

For two years or whatever, I blogged three times a week about publicity, speechwriting, public relations and scandals for The New York Times’about.com.  If you are an author, actor, director, politician, … Continue reading

February 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

PR case studies about millionaire jocks; also, case studies from around the world

For two years or whatever, I blogged three times a week about publicity, speechwriting, public relations and scandals for The New York Times’about.com.  If you are an author, actor, director, politician, … Continue reading

February 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

PR case studies – OK, you’re doing it right

For two years or whatever, I blogged three times a week about publicity, speechwriting, public relations and scandals for The New York Times’about.com.  If you are an author, actor, director, politician, … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · 3 Comments

Name recognition is KING; also, famous peoples doing it wrong

For two years or whatever, I blogged three times a week about publicity, speechwriting, public relations and scandals for The New York Times’about.com.  If you are an author, actor, director, politician, … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · 5 Comments
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