What is The Lawn-Cutting Crew?
The Lawn-Cutting Crew is a humorous fiction blog. It’s an ongoing story that’s intended to make you laugh. It’s sort of like a sitcom, but without the cameras — or a comic strip, but without the drawings. In fact, it’s more like a comic strip than a sitcom. It has the same basic premise, which is an ongoing story told in short installments. (Plus, sitcoms cost more to produce, and they feature famous actors as opposed to unknown humor writers.)
An ongoing story? So that means I have to start from the beginning and work my way forward? I can’t just jump right in? Because if I can’t just jump right in, then forget it. I have better ways to spend my time.
No, jump right in! Each chapter is self-contained, so you can start with the latest post and read all subsequent posts, if you like. There’s no need to start at the beginning (unless you want to, of course). It’s like reading a Beetle Bailey strip once every eight months. You don’t have to follow it every day.
So why do a comic strip in written format? Why not just do an actual comic strip?
Simply put: Because I can’t draw. My art looks the same now as it did when I was 2. I can write, but I can’t draw (and even the “writing” part is debatable).
Besides, a written format seemed like a fun idea. I wrote a text comic strip in junior high, and it was a really awesome experience. I always wanted to try it again.
No, the text comic strip. Junior high was horrible. I was socially awkward, and I couldn’t get a date. (Come to think of it, nothing much has changed.)
What’s The Lawn Cutting Crew about?
To answer that question, please check out the aptly titled About page. It expounds more on the “comic strip without drawings” concept and gives a brief synopsis of the story. You also can learn a little about me (but only if you’re so inclined).
Do you have any other writing that I can check out?
Are you serious? No one ever asks that.
I’m just trying to be polite. I don’t really care.
Well, as a matter of fact, I have written a couple of books. They’re both for sale on Amazon.
I’ve also written a romantic comedy that appears in serialized installments on Amazon’s Kindle Vella. If you’re unfamiliar with the platform, readers purchase tokens from Amazon, which allows them to “unlock” individual chapters of an ongoing story. There are lots of titles to choose from — including my own!
To learn more, please check out the Books page. I really hope you’ll do.
Do you ever shamelessly use the blog to promote your books?
I do, albeit very occasionally — and without shame.
Do you publish anything on this blog besides installments of The Lawn-Cutting Crew?
Occasionally, I’ll post a personal essay or a humor column unrelated to The Lawn-Cutting Crew story. I’ll make sure to designate these posts with an “Author Blog” header so that they’re obvious.
I’ve also serialized some other fictional stories on this site. Unlike The Lawn-Cutting Crew, though, these pieces have a limited number of installments, and their chapters are not self-contained. These stories will appear on Tuesdays and Thursdays until their respective conclusions, and they’ll be clearly marked to separate them from the ongoing Lawn-Cutting Crew story. To check them out, please visit the Extras page.
One more question. Are you single?
Are you serious? Because no one ever asks that, either.
Ha ha! No, of course I’m not serious. You’re socially awkward, and you spend your spare time writing a humor blog. Do the math.
Believe me, I have … and it hasn’t added up to much. That’s why I encourage readers to buy my books. Every little bit counts!