Around the Web: MFA offers bragging rights, but will never replace my ‘MBS’

By G. Robert Frazier Every once in a while I like to share some links to interesting articles about reading and writing I’ve stumbled across on the “interwebs.” I haven’t posted any in a while, so let’s catch up a bit with this offering: The Atlantic recently weighed in on the debate over the value … More Around the Web: MFA offers bragging rights, but will never replace my ‘MBS’

Around the Web: Dirty dancing, kinky robots, fear of family spark changes

Every day I scour the Internet and my news feeds for story writing tips and advice. But every once in a while I come across some stranger than fiction articles that compel me to read further. You never know, some of the articles or ideas may just become fodder for a story later on. Just … More Around the Web: Dirty dancing, kinky robots, fear of family spark changes

Theater of the Absurd: LA creatives may be penalized for tax they don’t owe

Just when you think you’ve heard everything, there’s this: In Los Angeles, if you are freelance writer or creative trying to eke out a meager living, you could be penalized for a tax you don’t owe. The penalty applies if you fail to register for an exemption from the tax by a certain date each … More Theater of the Absurd: LA creatives may be penalized for tax they don’t owe

Trigger warnings on textbooks, novels border on ridiculous

by G. Robert Frazier I don’t mean to sound insensitive or cold, but this whole push for trigger warnings on virtually everything is ridiculous. According to the Washington Post article, four students, who are members of Columbia’s Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board, say trigger warnings are needed on certain texts dealing with Greek mythology, of all things. … More Trigger warnings on textbooks, novels border on ridiculous

Writers: Roll the dice to see where your writing life takes you

The Los Angeles Times recently surveyed writers participating in the L.A. Times Festival of Books about their path to literary success. The result can be seen the creation of a unique board game that lets you play along. The board game cites interesting results along the way, including: the age respondents decided to be a writer 51 … More Writers: Roll the dice to see where your writing life takes you

Reading and Writing Around the Web: The Nonfiction Edition

Every day I scour the web for interesting articles, tips, and just great reads. Most of what I’ll share concern reading or writing, books, movies and TV, because that’s what I’m into. If you see something worth reading or care to discuss a topic, just leave a comment. I may not be a paid journalist … More Reading and Writing Around the Web: The Nonfiction Edition