Tag Archives: Writing

Our Niche

From the beginning of our blogging journey, one question that has plagued us is, “What’s your niche?” For those not terribly familiar with the world of blogging, it is divided up into niches. There’s tons of lifestyle blogs, dating blogs, sports blog, parenting blogs, and a shocking number of blogging blogs. It goes on and […]

A Baseball Gig

I just published my first piece with MLB & NFL News and Videos – Grunt Talks G.T Sports (grunttalksmlb.com). You can read it here: Who Referees the Umpires? I’d appreciate any feedback. And, while you’re there, check out some of the other content, like this great baserunning video or the comparison videos. This should be […]

Them Changes

Back in February of 2012, I started a blog called Proof I Never Want To Be President (Of Anything). The name of the blog was a joke about the way the press covers politics. If a politician ever misspeaks, it is a “gaffe” and the press goes on and on about it. And, even worse, […]

Blockage

When the whole coronavirus lock down started, I thought I would get a lot of writing done. It’s kind of the perfect conditions. I can’t go anywhere or do much of anything. I’m by myself most of the time. Instead I’ve found myself with a severe case of writer’s block. I can’t even get started. […]

A Problem With Describing the Way a Person Looks

I’m having a problem with the modern English language. I’m working on a story. The characters in the story are seeing a Shemekia Copeland show. I gave the story out to some people for feedback and learned two things. First, no one I showed the story to knew who Shemekia Copeland was. That makes me […]

One Space or Two?

In November of 2017, I got a new job and it led to what felt to me like a major change in my writing. The new job has a one space after a period standard. Up until I took the job, I was a two space after a period kind of guy. Prior to November […]

A Quick Recap

I successfully completely my goal of a post a day for the month of December.  Overall I think it went pretty well.  I’m not proud of everything I wrote, but I wrote every day and I hit every deadline.  The site had 646 views by 360 individuals.  I don’t normally pay any attention to those […]

The Man Who Invented Christmas Didn’t Write Like That

I went to see The Man Who Invented Christmas.  I liked it.  It is a highly fictionalized account of how Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol, which is one of my favorite books.  The drama of the movie comes from the fact that Dickens only gave himself six weeks to complete the book so that […]

Bad Poetry Day

Today, August 18th, is Bad Poetry Day.  Apparently, it’s a day for people who don’t do poetry to give it a go.  I don’t do poetry as a rule.  But, I did write and publish a poem a few years ago.  Bad Poetry Day got me reminiscing. When I say I don’t do poetry, I […]

The Passive Voice Should Be Appreciated

The passive voice should be appreciated.  Nay, the passive voice should be celebrated.  The tyranny of the subject is perpetuated by the active voice, but it can be stopped by the passive voice.  Objects can be accentuated, highlighted, shown off by the passive voice.  Variety is created by the passive voice.  The passive voice should […]