I Eat the Same Fast Food Every Day to Manage Anxiety About the Gig Economy
Working in a familiar place and eating familiar, anodyne food gets me through the chaos of life as a freelancer (and life in general).
John Paul Brammer
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The Worst Things People Have Been Asked to Do When Applying for a Job
“We were asked to do improv games in a group interview. The job was working in a bar."
I Make $1,000 a Week Writing Essays for Lazy Students
Helping kids scam schools has turned into a full-time job for me.
Long Walks Were the Antidote to My Fear of Failure
The meditation of walking in a city is not as internal as that of hiking. You do not lose yourself in the silence; rather, you melt into the physical beat of observation.
I'm Not Hiring You Because You Don't Really Want the Job
Eagerness to get hired isn’t the same thing as enthusiasm for doing the work.
Stop Telling Black Writers to Stop Writing About Race
A recent series of comments forced me to confront the issues of writing like everyone else as an other.
Why Freelancing Is So Much Better Than Having an Office Job
Being your own boss isn’t for everyone, and it’s definitely not easy, but for me the tradeoffs are worth it.
My Quest to Become a Harry Potter Erotic Fanfic Writer
Seven days and 12,000 words later, I understand why a children’s book universe is such a potent vehicle for smut.
A Beginner's Guide to Launching Your First Short Film
The filmmakers and judges behind Thunderdance Film Festival lend aspiring directors some wisdom on how to get your indie film seen.
Black Women Making History
Yrsa Daley-Ward's Intimate Poems Have Become an Instagram Sensation
The Nigerian-Jamaican writer has a new memoir called 'The Terrible' hitting shelves in June.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Writing a Different Kind of 'Captain America'
"I'm not convinced I can tell a great 'Captain America' story—which is precisely why I want so bad to try."
I Copied the Routines of Famous Writers and It Sucked
Did Balzac really drink 50 cups of coffee a day? Does Murakami actually wake up at 4 AM? For a week, I tried to live like famous writers. It went poorly.