8 years is a long time. That’s about twice as long as most people put into writing their PhD theses. And they pass. I failed. Okay, so now I’m not going to be able to strut around with the prestige of that doctorate and get into all the best clubs and upgraded on flights. And […]Read more "Dr. Loser! 8 Lessons learned after spending 8 years on a PhD… and then failing!"
Let’s hear it for 2013! The year my PhD thesis officially failed, when I learned there were even lower levels of misery to which one can sink, and discovered that hyperbolic sarcastic exaggeration is so obviously the lamest thing you can EVER do! On the flip side, 2013 was a hell of a year for […]Read more "A Very Late “Best of 2013” List, or, All the Things I was Doing Last Year Instead of Working on that Damn PhD!"
Let’s be honest, school is dumb. Admittedly at this point I’m a bit bitter after having spent 8 years on a PhD that was failed by the examiners (sick of me saying that yet?), but really who is more qualified to talk about the uselessness of school than a guy who spent more than 30 […]Read more "Isn’t it About Time We Put an End to this Nonsense Called “School”?"
First of all, I’m not a writer. I mean, I’m not a professional writer. I’ve actually paid to write everything I’ve ever written, including all the stuff I submitted at various stages of higher learner, that movie I wrote in the screenwriting workshop I attended, and even every word of this blog so far. So […]Read more "Why would anyone ever want to become a writer?"
You’d think it would be easy to write something really short. For example, I’ve been trying to put together a quick and interesting opening line for this blog post about poems I wrote on Twitter for hours now and I keep coming up with garbage like this: The dictionary defines Twitter as a social media […]Read more "Twitter Poems (Director’s Cut)"
There is nothing writers love to do more than talk about the way they write. I’m no different, but usually no one I know wants to hear about it! Well, thanks to fellow WordPress blogger Frankie over at Truck Turning Write, I’ve been asked to answer some questions as part of a “blog tour” on […]Read more "Blog Tour 2014 – The Writing Process – Live Novel-ing at Doctor Loser"
Like the title says, here are some photos of stuff…Read more "Some photos of stuff"
Well… I was all prepared to come here today and announce the end of the Dr. Loser blog experiment. I’d had enough. Sure, it was fun at first but keeping up with it was grinding me down. Lately I was just so disappointed by the progress of those 4 Quests of a Directionless Loser that I […]Read more "No way… I can’t believe it… You’ve got to be kidding me… THIS is what life is all about? For real?!"