Will Write for Employment

frustration
April 12, 2012

As a still-unemployed person, I have signed up to receive multiple daily emails that aggregate job openings based on my chosen keywords. Most days, they’re pretty useless, though occasionally potential employment shines through – a job description that at least merits an application. But as I scanned my emails from ZipRecruiter and Simply Hired this morning, I started to wonder what criteria the algorithm used to determine which postings to…

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Meta-Blog

It's a blog within a blog within a blog!
November 6, 2011

In order to achieve internet domination, I’ve been reliably informed that I should post something every day on this blog, which is a tall order when daily life is dull and I don’t particularly want to blog without something interesting to share.

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In Defense of the Internship

A week or so ago (which, as you know, is an eternity in Craigslist years), someone proposed flagging all internship posts under ‘writing gigs’ as scams that should be removed.  I was so annoyed by that person’s presumption that I actually wrote a response, though I didn’t post it. The original post has since been flagged and removed, so how’s that for irony? The sheer number of posts on Craigslist…

April 27, 2009
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Five Things to Consider Before Posting an Ad on Craigslist

1. Any writer who would actually respond to your ad seeking help penning that screenplay/novel/memoir/cookbook/Jewish Kama Sutra you’ve always been dreaming about is not a real writer. Real writers do not spend time writing other people’s stories when we could be playing solitaire or drinking.  No, not even if you promise us a cut of the profits if/when you sell your manuscript.  Trust me, we have plenty of our own…

March 26, 2009
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There's Always a Catch

The dreaded complacency was taking hold again, and figuring that might have something to do with why I’m so goddamned bored with my life, I put a renewed effort into perusing the job market (I do so love the word ‘peruse.’)  And once again the search has done nothing but make me feel like I’m completely fucked. Here is what no one bothers to tell you about the entertainment industry:…

March 13, 2009
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Barter: Your Dignity for My Amusement?

Still Twittering (Twitting? Tweeting?), and still have no idea why. In doing research for the webseries, I’ve been perusing craigslist, and some of the things people post just crack me up – and I’m not even talking about the personals.  Sometimes it isn’t a matter of the content, but the phrasing.  Take for example: 2 Authentic Chagall Lithographs made by Chagall – (Thousand Oaks) pic I should certainly hope the…

March 9, 2009
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This is Hollywood

I spent my Saturday night pretending to drink and snort cocaine.  Earlier that day while I was at a showing of He’s Just Not That Into You, my friend K. called and asked if I wanted to join her as an extra for some house party scene shooting in Culver City. “Sure,” I said, figuring that it would be fun, and if nothing else I’d have something to blog about. …

February 23, 2009
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In No Particular Order

*My first article for Starpulse is set to go online Sunday at noon, a suggested marathon of holiday episodes from twelve of my favorite shows.  Next will be the interview with Chad and Dara Creasey.  They are really great, and I felt completely at ease talking with them, which was so nice. *My new favorite thing is Google Docs.  I don’t know why it took me so long to use…

December 12, 2008
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Dear Craigslist: atheist4acceptance – 23 – Willing to Bargain Down to 30 Pieces of Silver

SWF with Bachelor’s Degree from respected California university seeks tolerance and/or good will.  Phi Beta Kappa.  Doesn’t drink, smoke, gamble, do drugs, have sex, or believe in God.  Only vice is swearing, mostly to fill void.  Loves dogs and other furry animals.  Can’t stand shellfish.  Has never stolen, been arrested, cheated, or committed adultery.  Murder is plotted in fiction only.  Does lie on occasion, but always feels guilty afterwards –…

November 8, 2008
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