When browsing Craigslist for writing jobs, it’s not uncommon to come across “internships” that sound like a pretty bad deal for the intern, but this one really takes the cake. More
Earlier, we reported on Hayden Panettiere‘s misspelled tattoo. She jokes about it and says that she must now literally live with regrets, as she has a phrase in another language that she did not spell correctly permanently on her body. This brought up a question in my head: is it okay to judge others on their erroneous, misspelled tattoos? More
Lena Dunham thinks that it’s such a weird idea that people write for money and not “to figure things out.”
I would like to point out that Lena Dunham has a 3.5 million dollar book deal. More
HOW IS THIS EVEN REAL? More
There’s been a lot of noise made of late about all the “oversharing” young people (especially young writers) are doing these days, and how it’s bad and scary. The idea goes, I guess, that if the content of a story is inspired by one’s own life, that story loses validity as a work of fiction (why? It just does!), and by the way, does your mother know what you’ve been up to? I’m here to tell you why this idea is intellectually baseless, and also that I will not get off your lawn. More
Y U NO WRITE BETTER? More
As part of her eternal crusade to make the internet a safe space for her bottomless self love, Jane Pratt has declared today “Say Something Nice On The Internet” Day. Besides the obvious fact that February 29 is a terrible day for your made up holiday, this is silly for a variety of reasons. More
In my experience, there are two good reasons to write on the internet. Neither is “so strangers will throw me a parade.” More
Today is my half birthday. It seems fitting that it falls on a Wednesday since that is the day of the week that I write my column for you, dear Gloss readers. I have six months left of my twenties and I can’t help feeling that it will be gone before I know it. Twenty-nine almost feels like a fake age somehow, a gray area, neither here nor there. I’m not technically thirty but I don’t so much feel like I’m in my twenties any longer either. More
You trust Anton Chekhov, right? More
So, possibly, someone was tired and out of ideas about beauty or fashion, and perhaps that someone was me. It’s 4:00 and Tuesday and Christina Hendricks only has so much cleavage to share with the world. But because I was resourceful I took to the Internet and googled “what are some good things to write about?” I don’t want to spoil this for you, but the answer is “not wizards, they’ll make you look like a newb.” More
Over at Babble, writer Amy Sohn recently wrote a piece about the book “Go the Fuck to Sleep.” The faux-children’s tome was written by Adam Mansbach, about how much he wants his kids to settle in for the night so he can go watch a DVD. In her article, Sohn wonders whether the story could have been written by a mom like herself, and still been as well-received.
My list of things to do before I turn thirty was conceived in a spirit of fun and adventure, of carpe-ing the diem.
Many of the things on my list are the things I fear I will become too old – or too tied down – to do later on.