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An Ugly Side of Traditional Publishing

This story illustrates how the power dynamics in the traditional publishing industry are out of whack. I doubt this will change any time soon. As I write this in late May, 2023, I’m querying my new novel, Traffic School. For people outside the publishing...

How to Make a Diehard Right Wing Fan Mad

I did not set out to bait anyone, but sometimes material just falls into my lap. I advertised, If You’re Fox News, Sometimes You Want Passive Voice on Twitter and fell right into the cross-hairs of a diehard right wing fan. The dialog was, well, educational. I’m...

Election Lies Won’t Save Unborn Babies

Does anyone still believe the lie that Trump really won the 2020 presidential election? In the weeks after the election, an unprecedented avalanche of lies cascaded around the internet. Millions believed that the Chinese bribed Georgia election officials, a dead...

Elite phishing

I am pleased to offer you FIRST ACCESS to join the highly exclusive Greg Elite Society. Sign up before midnight by sending me at least $5, and you’ll receive EARLY ACCESS to exclusive Greg celebrations, such as car repair blitzes and deck remodeling parties....

Geek Squad Subscription Phishing

Nobody from the Geek Squad sent this. But somebody did a decent impersonation job. I like the retro hook. By mid 2022, everyone has heard the advice, “don’t click on email attachments and website links.” So, this one doesn’t have any...