Don’t write what you know

IN HONOR OF THE RELEASE OF FENCES-I’M REPOSTING THIS When I was starting out most writing mentors advised: ‘Write about what you know.’ I echoed the same when I was teaching short screenplay writing. In contrast-in my ad writing, I daily conjure up...

Oxford’s Word of the Year is an Emoji

Per Oxford Dictionary’s blog this pictograph is “officially called the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ emoji.” It “was chosen as the ‘word’ that best reflected the ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015.” Kind of cool for the history of writing...

Great Christmas lyrics

Once again, I’m loving Kanye West’s Christmas in Harlem lyrics! Christmas in Harlem Right after autumn falls Soakin’ it all in Then we go hit the mall Even though we ain’t ballin’ Feels like we bought it all The mistletoe’s right here Come give a kiss to...