Tell Me a Story (History Geek Edition)
I’m working on a book about the American Revolution, so I’ve been doing a lot of research lately. The history itself is incredibly compelling, but my reading has also illuminated … Continue reading
Write Time, Write Place
Writing can be a very delicate process. Any number of tiny, seemingly insignificant, factors can impede your word flow. Sometimes, it’s hard to concentrate because your environment is too hot … Continue reading
Write That S**t Down!
For the holidays this year, my brother sent me a set of pencils that I found really inspirational. I happened to be rough drafting something old school, using a pen … Continue reading
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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
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
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
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