Oct 122017
 

I saw a job on Indeed.com for a Bank Fraud Investigator for Plains Capitol Bank in Dallas, TX. Here is my cover letter:

Hello. Holy crap, I’d be the BEST bank fraud investigator EVER. I have gotten really good at spotting fraudulent banks. Until now it’s been because I deposited all my money with them, but that there just proves dedication. Take, for example, when Bank of America conveniently forgot I’d linked my checking account to my savings account for overdraft protection, then charged me $600 in overdraft fees. It took me only two months Continue reading »

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Oct 082017
 

Screen Shot 2017-05-15 at 5.06.03 PMSaturday, Dec. 2, 2017 11-5

You’re funny. You know it. It’s time to let everyone else in on it! This course is designed to flesh out your inner humorist, and provide you with professional techniques and exercises to write polished humor pieces, as well as instruct you on where to take them in order to get a solid toehold in humor writing. This 6-hour humor writing course will teach you how.

Humor Writing with Award Winning Humorist Hollis Gillespie
Saturday, December 2, 1017, 11-5
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Cost: $225
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Spend a day with the award-winning, best-selling humorist Hollis Gillespie to learn her secrets on how to write humor that sells. If you’ve been pitching pieces to magazines (or book ideas to agents) that get punted back to you, or even if you’re too just uncertain of your ability to simply take the first step in order to do any of the above, then take this Atlanta humor writing course — a serious class on humor writing (but not too serious).

In this class you will learn:

  • How to master the techniques professional humorists use to create hilarious material.
  • How to spot the humor in everyday occurrences and how to write about them.
  • How to flesh out a funny experience, make it a lot funnier, and extend the length to fill an entire story.
  • How to structure words, pacing, alliteration and pentameter to magnify the humor in your writing.
  • How to be inspired in your writing by comedic masters like Dave Barry and David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs.
  • How to use humor writing to make any content more entertaining and captivating.
  • Where to pitch your humor pieces and humorous book ideas
  • How to get started!

Screen Shot 2017-10-08 at 8.38.41 PMAward-winning national humor columnist Hollis Gillespie is the best-selling author of three memoirs based on her blog, the rights of which were purchased for television by Paramount. She is also a novelist, radio commentator for NPR and Georgia Public Broadcasting, the personal-essay judge for the Writers Digest annual creative-writing competition, a television writer and a television commentator for NBC’s Today Show and Dr. Oz.

Humor Writing with Award Winning Humorist Hollis Gillespie
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 11-5
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Location:

The Shocking Real Life Learning Center is located in the lively Ponce City Market in Atlanta, Georgia at 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

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(Click HERE for directions from your location)

Free Parking — Ponce City Market is located at the corner of Glen Iris Dr. and Ponce de Leon Ave at 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, ATlanta, GA 30308, directly across the street from the Whole Foods Market. On Glen Iris Dr. there is ample free street parking. minutes and stops right in front of our building. Here is a map and more information on Atlanta’s MARTA rail system.

or Paid Parking:

Ponce City Market has both underground and above-ground parking areas. Click HERE for information regarding paid parking at Ponce City Market.

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Retail Area Ponce City Market

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Retail Area Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market

Humor Writing with Award Winning Humorist Hollis Gillespie
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 11-5
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Cost: $225
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Oct 072017
 

I saw a job on Indeed.com for a Chocolate Quality and Compliance Manager for Rocky Mountain Chocolates in Durango, CO. Here is my cover letter:

Hello. First, oh my GOD, you could scan the universe like a human hair trap and not find anyone better suited to be your chocolate-quality manager than me. I have lived in Zurich, Switzerland, where the chocolate tastes like a sunrise on your tongue. And I have lived in a trailer two miles north of Tijuana, Mexico, where the chocolate tastes like it’s made from melted dump-truck tires. Suffice it to say I know good chocolate, and I know bad Continue reading »

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Oct 072017
 

I saw a job on Indeed.com for Dispensary Cannabis Store Manager, presented by Regis HR Group in Miami, FL. Here is my cover letter:

Hello. I was born to do this job. I mean, what a WONDERFUL reason to wake up every morning. The only job better than this on the scale of awesome jobs might, only just possibly, be subject of a science experiment in which my dopamine is measured after spending an entire day kissing Corgi puppies.

Plus, I would NEVER over-indulge in your store product. I haven’t smoked pot since the late 70’s, and between you and me I don’t think it was even really pot. It was just a bag sticks and seeds my friends and I paid five bucks for, and none of us knew how to roll a joint. Our joint was as tight and compact as a plastic sack of circus peanuts. When I took a hit I might as well have been sucking fumes from a burning sewage pipe clogged with Continue reading »

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Sep 062017
 

Screen Shot 2017-09-06 at 10.27.16 PMA 6-Week Course Beginning Monday, Sept. 25!

Imagine sending a packed Comedy Club into fits of laughterand having legions of people cheering just for you! Now’s your chance! This critically acclaimed stand up comedy class taught by nationally televised billboard charting comedian Josh Harris from NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity, Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes, and Bounce TV’s Off The Chain, shows you how to Continue reading »

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