HOW TO SKATE MARINE CORPS
Creative

The Wolf of Skate Street

August 13, 2016 Justin Charnell

See those wooden sticks with bristles? They’re called brooms. I’m gonna let you in on a little secret about these brooms. They’re not going to sweep themselves. Okay? Without you, they’re just worthless hunks of fibers. Like a loaded 30 rack without a trained Marine to shotgun too many. And in the case of the [CONTINUE READING]

marine lieutenant donny o'malley operation branding iron part 2.1a
Reviews

Embarrassing Confessions of a Marine Lieutenant

June 23, 2016 Justin Charnell

[easyazon_image align=”right” height=”500″ identifier=”1943979006″ locale=”US” src=”http://onyxdefiant.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/511iisSXMjL.jpg” tag=”onyxdefiant-20″ width=”312″]Do you want a real life glimpse into what it’s like being a Marine? Not just any Marine, but Marine Lieutenant Donny O’Malley. This is a no frills book about what it’s really like to be a grunt. You might have Marine friends who’ve told you stories about [CONTINUE READING]

THE WHITE DONKEY MAX TLCP
Reviews

The White Donkey by Maximilian Uriarte

June 15, 2016 Justin Charnell

The White Donkey by Maximilian Uriarte is a graphic novel that takes place in 2007 about a Marine’s first tour in Iraq. Those who follow Terminal Lance are familiar with Abe and Garcia, the main characters. However, they’re a hell of a lot more serious in the book than in the online comic series. When [CONTINUE READING]

fiction versus nonfiction selfpublishing
Publishing

Fiction Versus Nonfiction and Self-Publishing

June 10, 2016 Justin Charnell

What is the difference between self-publishing fiction and nonfiction? Assuming you’re outsourcing and doing no marketing outside of releasing the next book, there is a huge difference between fiction and nonfiction sales over time. I like to call fiction a firework and nonfiction a candle. For fiction, you get a huge amount of sales in [CONTINUE READING]

stealing tic tacs and getting caught
Creative

The Time I Got Caught Stealing

June 10, 2016 Justin Charnell

Yo, I wrote this like 5 years ago so laugh at me. While I was never a child to intentionally force myself into trouble, trouble seemed to find a way to cross paths with me. My relationship with trouble was interesting. We were like a separated couple, for months would not say words to each [CONTINUE READING]

Creative

Small Business or No Business

June 9, 2016 Josh Krause

PASSION OVER INTELLIGENCE “Tomorrow morning when you look in the mirror after you’ve gotten up just write or just put it in lipstick or whatever you want: ‘DELIGHT MY CUSTOMER’ not ‘SATISFY MY CUSTOMER’ Thanks, Warren Buffet That was the last thing I read last night before the lights went out for the evening. Or [CONTINUE READING]

warrior ethos by steven pressfield
Reviews

Review: The Warrior Ethos by Steven Pressfield

June 3, 2016 Justin Charnell

Wars Change, Warriors Don’t [easyazon_image align=”right” height=”500″ identifier=”193689100X” locale=”US” src=”http://onyxdefiant.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/518HSc8W4eL.jpg” tag=”onyxdefiant-20″ width=”313″]The Warrior Ethos is a very fast read. I read it in its entirety in about half an hour. It essentially summed up the five years I spent in the Marine Corps in 90 pages, from living under shit conditions to eating bad food [CONTINUE READING]

Typical minimum wage worker upset about their life
Banter

Don’t Kid Yourself, You’re Shallow

May 22, 2016 Josh Krause

I was sitting on the couch talking with Justin, he pulls up a podcast with a husband and wife having an argument over if people are shallow. Of course, this had me little heated because everyone is shallow. You pick the people you want in your life because you are shallow. You judge people based [CONTINUE READING]

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