Author: Alisia Compton

Alisia Compton is the author of Lucy and the Letter Eaters, Shift River, Twelve: After Midnight, Let No Bell Toll, and Blood on the Vine. She's also written a number of short stories, including: The Dog and Reprieve. Alisia is always eager to discuss her work with new friends, so don’t be afraid to leave a comment or send an email. Alisia is also a full time digital journalist. She helps promote businesses by providing well-researched, highly trafficked, daily fresh content. As a long-time marketing writer and copywriter, she works diligently to provide e-commerce companies, brands and businesses with effective copy proven to sell products and services. Check out www.AlisiaCompton.com to view all the services she offers.
Entertainment, Fashion, Style

15 Of The Worst Coachella Fashion Trends

Coachella just happened, and that meant lots and lots of ugly random fashions. Festival fashion is rarely stylish; usually, it’s vapid and stupid. It also promotes rampant cultural appropriation, which sucks. Listen, if your headdress upsets indigenous people, don’t wear it. Because native Americans have been through enough, and they don’t need eager concert goers …

Entertainment, Philosophy, TV

Musing On Metamodernism

My latest obsession is metamodernism, which is basically the artistic, aesthetic, and philosophical culture emerging from (and reacting to) postmodernism. It’s a way to describe how we feel. And, it’s post postmodernism, which was a time when we felt antagonized, ironic, and insincere. Metamodernism is like postmodernism, but there is a waning sense of irony …

Travel

Universal Studios Florida In A Weekend

My BFF Tracy and I were desperate for a weekend getaway, but it’s cold here so we had to head south. My daughters gave us their blessing to head to Universal Studios Orlando as they’d already been, and are basically the kindest kids on the planet.  We were going to stay onsite, but opted to …

Entertainment, Humor, News, Politics

Ken Bone, Mustachioed Man Who Asked A Question In Red Sweater, Did A Reddit AMA And The Amount Of Money He Made From Viral Fame May Surprise You

From KnowYourMeme.com: “Ken Bone is a man who asked a question during the second 2016 United States Presidential Election Debate, which had a town hall format in which selected undecided voters ask questions directly to the candidates. Bone asked a question about the candidates’ energy policies, but because of his name and appearance, he immediately …

Blog, Current events, Entertainment, Humor, Social, Twitter

All The Crazy Dirt On That Woman Who Freaked Out On The Kissing Couple, Anna Storelli

Like everyone else, I sometimes become obsessed with memes. Case in point is the viral video “Restaurant freakout in Santa Monica.” I watched the video like two hours after it was posted on Reddit, and am not surprised it’s gone viral. What does surprise me is the lasting impression the video has left on me… …

Books, Poems

Poetry Analysis “I Saw in Louisiana A Live-Oak Growing” by: Walt Whitman

**I wrote this for a class, and thought I’d share it here.** “I Saw in Louisiana A Live-Oak Growing” is a short lyrical poem from Walt Whitman’s poetry collection “Leaves of Grass.” To understand its meaning, it’s important to read all the poems from the section “Calamus,” which are poems that exalt the “the manly …

Books, Reading

Story Analysis of “Sonny’s Blues”

**This is a piece I wrote for a “composition in the humanities” class. I figured why waste my papers when I can publish them here. Spoilers ahead.** At its core, James Baldwin’s short story, “Sonny’s Blues,” is about the suffering that is native to everyone, and how there’s healing in talking about it (Baldwin). The …

Consulting, Freelance Writing Advice, Strategy, Writing Tips

Happy New Year 2017

In a lot of ways, 2016 is not a year I’m sad to close the door on (there was an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, all the great celebrities died, and Trump got elected); however, I learned more than I have in years passed and that makes me hopeful for 2017. It’s the five year …

Alisia Compton, Analytics, Consulting, Freelance Writing Advice, Strategy, Writing Tips

Get A Job Writing For A Popular Website

Small websites aren’t where it’s at. They can’t afford you, so make them do their own blogging. The time you spend writing should be comparable to an hourly job, and you set your per hour rate. I like to work part time for a minimum of $16 an hour. I don’t put a cap on …

Alisia Compton, Analytics, Blog, Consulting, Freelance Writing Advice, Strategy, Writing Tips

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Write For Small Businesses

I’ve taken on a lot small business clients over the years. Stay away from this type of work; or, if you must do it, make sure you’re still hunting better opportunities. I’ll tell you a story I lived over and over again with ecommerce clients in five points, which proves you shouldn’t write for them. …