I was born in New York in 1895 with severe dyslexia, but grew up in a suburb of Boston, where I was cured by gypsies. After graduating from Harvard College in 2008, I moved to New York City and promptly crashed the stock market. Either due to the recession or my coverall interviewing outfit, my first job offer was to be a janitor. My second job offer was to be a waiter, but I didn’t know you weren’t supposed to bus tables one dish at a time, so I was fired. My third job offer was to write a play, in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format, for an eccentric real estate developer (true story). That’s when I decided to move to Los Angeles, where I wrote for television shows on MTV, The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and Spike TV. In September 2011, I moved back to the east coast with my wife, Wife, and cat, Cat, where I have worked as a marketing copywriter for Samuel Adams, Carnival Cruise Lines, Progressive, Lysol, and New Balance. Nine months ago I quit my day job to focus on growing my company, Points North Interactive, Inc., with my business partner Harry Brown, a tenacious marketing strategist, policy analyst, and journalist with over 15 years of experience working with members of the United States Congress. I run Nailsbails in my spare time, drawing and writing about my life for over 13,000 readers.
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How did you build your readership?
Do you have any advice for writers who are just starting out?
Write often. Much like baking or illegal cloning, the more you write, the closer you will get to forming a unique style that cannot be duplicated.
How did you become a television writer? Do you have any tips about breaking into the entertainment industry?
I fell in love with humor writing during my time as an editor for the Harvard Lampoon, which has sent a lot of alums into the film and television industry. I basically networked my way into a production job, and was able to string together a series of writing gigs from there. Like any industry, it’s all about networking, so I would start by sending an Edible Arrangement to everyone you know on LinkedIn.
I wrote a pilot/screenplay/fortune cookie fortune. Will you read it and give me feedback?
Yes. I’m always happy to help out other writers.
Why was my comment removed?
You either swore, or are a spam robot.
What is swore?
Not now, spam robot. I don’t have time to explain human word meanings.
What is swore?
What is swore?
Sigh. It is the past tense of a verb meaning ‘to curse.’ OK?
What is verb?
Why are you so angry?
I’m a little hungry I think.