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social media experience vs. learning

Let’s talk about this story about the maturation of “social media manager” as a job. The basic premise – that the responsibilities usually covered under that title have certainly evolved and now play a major role in the organizations where they work – isn’t wrong. But that doesn’t mean it’s wholly correct, either. In no particular order: … Continue reading social media experience vs. learning

on sweet tooth

“Sweet Tooth” an adaptation of the Vertigo series from writer/artist Jeff Lemire, debuted on Netflix earlier this month and has been accumulating positive reviews and word of mouth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zG9RuJb3QU The series’ debut caused me to realize it was almost exactly a year ago I first encountered the comics it’s based on. In summer 2011, Voce … Continue reading on sweet tooth

editors, blogging and platform/publishing confusion

Rough couple days for the media, mostly because the rules have been thrown out. Over the last few weeks a bruhaha has been bubbling around Substack, the hot new email publishing tool that allows writers to charge subscription fees to readers. The substance of that is nicely summarized by Annalee Newitz: Substack is not merely … Continue reading editors, blogging and platform/publishing confusion

Random Writing Advice From Movies and TV

Let’s get this all out in the air. Last Friday, for reasons unclear to me, everyone started sharing their own Harsh Writing Advice on Twitter. https://twitter.com/ChrisThilk/status/1355273806080831491 Inspired by some of the helpful, ironic and flat-out funny advice that crossed my timeline, I thought I would round up some great writing advice from movies, TV series … Continue reading Random Writing Advice From Movies and TV

2021 Writing Encouragement Courtesy of “Disenchantment”

Luci is here to help you finish that project. If you’re looking for a way to get your new year's writing started on the right foot, you need look no further than Luci, the helpful demon on Netflix’s “Disenchantment.” During the eighth episode of the show’s second season, Bean is trying to process the complicated … Continue reading 2021 Writing Encouragement Courtesy of “Disenchantment”