I’ve always been confused by, “The squeaky wheel gets the oil.” I’ve never been squeaky enough to have oil poured on me. But I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t like it.
The vast majority of writing work I do for hire these days is mindless, boring, anonymous drudgery. (That’s why I take many Facebook breaks.) But it is a blessing to my clients and their customers. Thanks be to God for this livelihood.
Dear Professional Copy Writer(s) who dreamed up the line I just heard in a TV spot for the Chevy Silverado truck, “Chevy Silverado is second to nobody in its class … And by ‘nobody,’ I mean Ram or Ford,” the manly actor smugly smirks. I’m guessing you thought my reaction would be something along the […]
I’ve just stumbled upon the Facebook page of a buddy I haven’t seen in 30 years, when we were both running around our neighborhood doing what 12 year old’s do. I always figured Mike would end up as some sort of rebellious artist. Turns out he’s done pretty well at that. Next time I need […]
As a writing teacher, I’ve seen the same 10 issues plague student papers time and again. They also show up in business letters, things like my own darn wedding invitation, and even in professional writing (especially advertising).