Wednesday, November 24, 2010

So You Want to Write a Novel

As I've written about in this space, I'm an aspiring novelist. In other words, it's my dream to get paid to sit around and make sh*t up.

When I'm not writing, or more accurately, when I'm looking for ways to avoid writing, I spend a lot of time reading about the industry, about agents, about the publishing process, other writers' blogs, and so on. It's amazing how many people are either writing novels or want to write novels, and out on the Internet, there are as many different views on writing as there are people. The vast majority of writers I come across are friendly, supportive of one another, understand the process, acknowledge how hard it is, and yet, they wouldn't dream of doing anything else.

And then, every once in a while, you come across someone like this....

Click here to watch my newest video.

And honestly, given all the "So You Want to...." videos that have popped up in the last month, I couldn't believe no one had done this one yet (at least, I couldn't find one...).

Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Heartache, Mitch*

As many of you know or are quickly learning, law school lays waste to relationships. The stress, the workload, the isolating and foreign nature of studying law, they all contribute to piss off the significant others in your lives. And when those relationships collapse, who's waiting to make it all better?

In this week's episode, Carrie-Ann's boyfriend Josh comes to visit. It does not go well.

Click here to watch.

*This week's title is taken from The Firm, the movie based on John Grisham's novel of the same name. Good book, decent movie, but Wilford Brimley's turn as DeVasher, the firm's security chief, is one of the most spectacularly hilarious things I have ever seen on film. There's a scene where he's confronting Tom Cruise's character, Mitch, about the compromising photos the firm has of him with the girl on the beach. The quotes from that scene have entered the stuff of lore and legend with my college buddies.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

National Unfriend Day

Jimmy Kimmel has declared today National Unfriend Day, based on his belief that Facebook is cheapening the sacred institution of friendship, and he's encouraging everyone to unfriend those people who aren't really "friends."

And in honor of National Unfriend Day, I'm reposting the link to my Facebook video.

Happy National Unfriend Day!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Battle Stations

Hi everyone,

A new episode of "So You Want to Go to Law School" is now available. This week, Carrie-Ann comes face-to-face with her new nemesis, the diabolical Professor Walker, and battle lines are drawn.

Please continue to share any (or all) of the videos. The original Law School video broke 800,000 page views on YouTube during the week (and is closing in on 90,000 hits on Xtranormal). Thanks for all your support.