This Blog Post Will Change Your Life

Cliff’s Notes for “A Wednesday Evening Blog Post by Me”: I’ve written a blog. The first paragraph will have you doubting your own writing skills and ability to take the tools provided by the English language and craft heavenly prose.┬áThe third sentence in the second paragraph will have you donating the majority of the insulation…

WTF is WCW?

I’m a pretty tech-savvy twenty-something. I did the iPhone update as soon as it came out, I upload, I download, and I have fairly active WordPress account, which is linked to my FaceBook and my Tumblr. I Tweet, I Pin, I worship the X Pro II filter, and, judging by the constant requests in my…

On Platforms, and Not To Jump

This past weekend, I went the Slice Literary Writer’s Conference in Brooklyn. It was a two-day event where we, the participants, sat in on panels with agents, editors, and writers to hopefully get a better grasp on what it means to be a writer (apparently saying “aspiring writer” is taboo, because should we possess the…

Twist and Yelp! Yeah, Baby: Sex in the Internet Age

(NB: This is the last sucio blog ever. I need to broaden my horizons.) I would like to expand upon my post from yesterday regarding Yelp! I didn’t mean to insinuate that the exchange of information is a negative thing. Rather, as a writing student, I’m definitely all about transmission of words and opinions. I…

A Yelp for Carl Solomon

A few weeks ago, I had one of the world’s worst couples in my section. From the moment they sat down at the table and attempted to order the 5 dollar glass of Gruner Veltliner (“Pardon, sir, but that’s the table of contents”) until they skipped dessert, claiming they’d been told a dessert containing tropical…