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

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

May 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

January 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

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

January 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Get Perspective (& Notes) on your book or script

Get written notes and in-depth consultation about your writing project from a veteran writer and writing coach.

Get your book or script written and make it the best it can be BEFORE sending it to agents, producers or publishers.

August 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

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