Elance.com is dead. Good riddance.

Elance.com is dead. Good riddance.

In episode 31 of Saturday Show Podcast, Frank discusses the untimely demise of elance.com as a viable marketplace to find freelance workers of all kinds. Frank presents a clear and concise argument which leads one to conclude that this company will be bankrupt within 5 years time. Also, Frank discusses the clever discursiveness of Vladimir Nabokov and a 5-word sentence that says it all. Plus, literary fiction techniques galore!

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Subtitle: The Austin Writing Group #18. Show Notes:

Vladimir Nabokov
The Talkative Corpse by Ann Sterzinger

The group assigned the short story “Symbols and Signs” by Vlady Nabokov [The New Yorker, 1948] a quality value of 6.5 out of 10 on the “Marco Scale.”


Intro provided by the lovely and talented Melissa Craig. Music provided by radiotimes of ccmixter.org.

Posted by Frank Marcopolos

Frank Marcopolos founded "The Whirligig" literary magazine in 1999, which has been called "a landmark, demonstrating the power of the literary underground." It has been said that "you get this true lion-roaring sense that Editor Frank Marcopolos knows what he likes, and how to read, and how to publish, and he has guts, and eats insects on Wheaties with bleach." His long-form fiction has been reviewed with such praise as "thorough-goingly entertaining" and "highly readable...recalls the style of Michael Chabon or John Irving. A literary gem that should not be missed." A broadcasting-school graduate, his unique literary-audio work has been featured in movie trailers, scholastic environments, and on YouTube, with one of his audiobooks achieving over 100,000 "views" there.


  1. This might be the strongest episode yet. Nice job! I like where you’re headed.

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