A Phone and a Molotov Cocktail

Those of you who’ve been with me a while know I love my tech (we’re all-in Apple), but the implications of tech also concern me. As such, allow me to point you to a fantastic bit of writing from Mat Honan at BuzzFeed: The Google Pixel 3 Is A Very Good...

Video: Shooting Shaina’s Sequence from Kidding

You know that kind of scene where they do a one-take time-lapse kind of thing to show a character’s passage through time (there’s the famous walk through the seasons scene in Notting Hill). Here’s a split-screen look at one of them being filmed from...

The Glory of a Media Fast

This week, I declared another media fast for myself. I mentioned last time that a media fast was part of what I did to get The Purple Haze written. Now I’m working on The Light Bearer (book three in the Western Lands and All That Really Matters series) and I...
“Please, please marry my son.”

“Please, please marry my son.”

Let me tell you a story. Stick with me. I used to teach creative writing classes called Freeing Your Creativity. I taught a lot of them, especially, in the early- to mid-2000s. I’d talk about what makes a story work, a bit about story structure, and we’d...