THE OTHER NETWORK WRITER'S ROOM

INSIDE THE ART, CRAFT AND BUSINESS OF WRITING for Film, TV, Books, Stage, Print or Digital Media (with Particular Attention to Comedy)

13 or 14 Reasons to Take Your Writing Onstage

After producing hundreds of comedy and spoken word shows and coaching other writers on their material and performance, I went onstage a few times last year to do it myself. … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ira Glass (of “This American Life”) on the Building Blocks of Storytelling

The producer and host of the popular NPR storytelling show, describes why many stories don’t work and gives you the two basic building blocks of personal storytelling: 1. The Anecdote … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to Put More ‘Me’ in Your Memoir – Tips for Writing Autobiographical Non-Fiction

I did an extended interview about writing autobiographical non-fiction with writing coach Lisa Tener. Here’s the pre-interview: Lisa: Greg, I know we’re going to cover this in more detail on … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

For Writing Out Loud (Recommended Comedy Storytelling, Personal Essay and Spoken Word Venues in Los Angeles)

You need stage time to get good at comic storytelling or reading your funny personal essays, but how do you get good stage time? Since I started producing Un-Cabaret and … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · Leave a comment