Explanation: I have for a while now been working on a series of short plays based loosely on historical events and/or famous historical figures. I call the collection “This Sort of Happened.” In this one, I imagine a scenario in which someone uses the famous/infamous “War of the Worlds” broadcast in 1938 as an opportunity to
I added some Pages at the top that enable you to go to specific genre categories of my writing without having to scroll a billion inches down to find what you’re looking for. Like Fiction? Then click on the Fiction button. Etcetera. Why are you reading this instead? Go! (Smart phone users: Click on that little 3-bar
We have a winner! Congrats to Don Sutton, the winner of the first ever *Writing Bad* competition! (See the Comments section below for the other 2 entries in full. They’re good too.) I enlisted three writing professors (who also like fun stuff) to judge the entries without any names attached, so it was all as
I have recruited 3 trained writing professionals to judge the entries I received. I will post the winner in the next couple of hours, and contact him/her about what prize they would like. Stay tuned!
Explanation: I have for a while now been working on a series of short plays based loosely on historical events and/or famous historical figures. I call the collection “This Sort of Happened.” This is one I wrote about a real incident involving Benjamin Franklin and John Adams. I used 2 or 3 lines from the
“Back then, it was illegal to burn someone else’s barn down, even if you were trying to disintegrate your mother.” For the inaugural installment of my new game *Writing Bad*, we will be playing The Clam Before the Storm. Here are the rules, which (along with a further explanation) are also on the Page above
I am starting an occasional segment on this blog called “Writing Bad,” which, as the title suggests, focuses on writing that is bad! Here are some of the ways we will be celebrating bad writing: — A segment where I post actual lines I have read in student essays (completely anonymized, of course) over the
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin!
I believe in the lessons of the Enlightenment: Human is human. Period. I believe that tendencies from the Right or Left to forget these lessons can and do lead to atrocities (regardless of intent), and could eventually lead to the extermination of all humans if unchecked. I believe there are sometimes bad actors among humans,
I do not hate you. I do not think you dig Nazis. I do not think you want to eat babies or massacre unicorns with a chainsaw. I assume, like me, you want this world to be a better place. I assume, like me, you come to your beliefs on the heels of years of experience,