Saturday, September 25, 2010

Josh Grimmer: State of the Union for September 25, 2010

Hey there, riters and wreaders. Thanks for stopping by for another week of Writing, Writer, Writest. I don't know about you, but I'm certainly having a good time, despite the crippling anxiety I feel every time I post something. You're probably nodding, thinking “boy you sure are a dope, Josh Grimmer.”

So summer vacation! Fun, road trips, the Beach Boys, girls, boys, the sun, meeting people from the internet – there are plenty of fun things to do during the summer! I would like to commend each and every one of you for not writing an essay reviewing the Tiny Toons movie, How I Spent My Summer Vacation. I'm not saying I wouldn't like it, I'm saying it would have been too easy.

Now that summer vacation is over, we sadly turn our attention to school. Back to school. New pencils and textbooks and teachers and homeroom and whatever. There's a lot of newness to school, particularly if you're going to a new school. I had the unmatchable joy of going to five different school systems in my public school career. What a delight.

Now, fitting with the back to schoolness of this week, you've all got homework. Two more themes coming your way.

Due Friday, October 1: The theme is power struggles. Asshole boss? Bad relationship? A really nice shirt that just won't fit right? Write about it. Send it my way.

Due Friday, October 8: Weather! I know that strangers only talk about the weather, but we're all friends here. Maybe a particularly memorable rainstorm, or a tornado that ripped up your house, or a flood that caused you to move out of your parents basement where you were living like a fucking loser. Whatever it is, let me know.

And hey, non-writers: Get off your duffs! I want to post more essays, so get your act together and send them in. What's the worst that could happen? I tell you it needs to be longer or shorter or something. Just send me something.

And double hey, readers: Tell your friends. Let them know about WWW. Be a missionary for good writing on the internet. Spread the gospel of whatever who cares anymore sheesh. Spread the word.

Grosses bises,

Josh Grimmer, Editor-in-Chief