By Kat Hobza, Humor Writer
...Specializing in Sarcasm and Sass
The material I write won't make you prettier, thinner, healthier or smarter. It won't inspire you to be a better cook, or help you adopt a keener sense of style. I'm just like you (or your readers!). I write the way we think and live. My writing is less about feminine correctness and more about finding the humor in chaos.
Grab a cup of coffee or a beer, close the door, put your feet up, and enjoy the ride. Don't feel self-conscious if you find yourself muttering, "Mmm hmm," or "Can I get an amen?" Throw in a Z-snap or an air five if it makes you feel better. We're all friends here.
If you're reading this, hopefully you are an editor who has come to the realization that we need humor more than ever. Readers have had a gut-full of reading the same dry material over and over again. We're at war, the economy is in the tank, divorce is at an all time high- women need another chicken recipe or another helpful tip on how to clean the tub like they need an incurable rash. What we need is comic relief. A relatable perspective.
It's enough already with material that heightens our obligation, makes us squirm with guilt or evokes feelings of inadequacy. What readers want is something that makes them giggle at the end of a hard day, or makes them say, "I feel ya Sister." Think of it as "Reality Publishing." I can do for your publication what a bunch of dingy housewives have done for Bravo TV. Okay, maybe that's not the best analogy, but hopefully you're picking up what I'm putting down by now. If you want to be an editor that brings your readers a breath of fresh air, you're in the right place.
Humorous commentary is my specialty, but I'm able to strike a balance between funny and serious if the assignment calls for it. Here is a sampling of topics I can and have tackled:
(If you don't find the topic you're looking for, please don't hesitate to pitch an idea.)
* Parenting (all ages)
* Family and friend relationships
* Product reviews
* Quizzes and top 10 lists
* Pop culture
* Recreation (golfing, shooting, hunting, camping, fishing, partying, me time)
* Reviews (book, movie, music, fashion)
* Domestic life
* Diet / Exercise