A Macbook Pro with a word processor document open.

Here’s a popular notion from the internet: Anyone can write.

While that’s true, it doesn’t mean anyone can write well. Crafting straightforward, engaging content for any audience is a difficult task.

I know it was for me when I started as a “professional” writer (is there such a thing?). …

An antique typewriter with a sheet of paper in it that says “Artificial Intelligence”

During an interview for a project involving my alma mater, Concordia University, the topic of how AI is impacting the livelihoods and prospects of creative professionals came up.

Naturally, this is a subject near and dear to my heart and those of all content creators. Can technology eventually supplant us…

A woman sitting and typing on a Macbook Pro.

Exceptional copywriting can mean the difference between a brand that sells and a brand that consumers never notice.

And, while anyone can write — as in formulating coherent sentences — writing well is a real, and often elusive, art.

As the demand for new content continues to grow, copywriting that…

School Girl with Book in front of natural rustic red brick background holding book up to her face.

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.”

— Walt Disney

The decline in a collective appetite for reading, especially in the United States, is not a new phenomenon.

A man writing on a notepad in a cafe.
A man writing on a notepad in a cafe.

When you love writing more than anything else, it’s all you think about. Or, at least, that’s how my brain works. From the moment I wake up in the morning to the moment I fall asleep at night, I’m either writing (which I’m lucky enough to do for a living…

In January of 2019, I found myself holding down a job that I loved. Not only did I work with people that pushed me to new heights creatively and professionally, but I also got paid a decent salary to become a better writer every single day.

Blogging, social media posts…

A woman protesting hate at a rally

I had the pleasure of taking in a screening of the new 4k restoration of Spike Lee’s 1989 masterpiece, “Do The Right Thing,” late last night. Though I had seen it many times before, this viewing yielded my most visceral emotional reaction to the film yet.

A lot of that…

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In a recent appearance on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast, Howie Mandel stated that a big part of his success in show business has to do with “being comfortable with discomfort.” It’s so obvious, sure, but that verbalization of a simple truth really struck a chord with me.

In fact, I’ll…

Nearly 25 years after it first hit theaters in 1995, Michael Mann’s epic crime drama “Heat” is considered a modern classic. It also failed to garner any Oscar consideration in the run-up to the 1996 Academy Awards telecast.

Seriously. Not one single nomination to its name.

It’s a stupifying snub…

Matt Fish

Digital content specialist with a slight obsession with film.

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