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

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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

Latest Listing of the Best Open-Mic Comedy Shows in LA (according to the LA-ist)

Open mic stage-time is not usually high-quality stage-time, but it can be rowdy good fun – or a bone-chilling nightmare. Either way, it’s a great (and probably a necessary) step … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

7 Elements of a Good Comedy Rant

“Anyone can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time and for the right purpose and in the right way … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 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

Word Angeles! The LA Spoken Word / Personal Essay / Storytelling Scene Reaches Critical Mass

These days, you can’t throw a rock in LA without hitting some kind of word event. Theaters, clubs and restaurants are all hosting shows where people read their personal essay … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

For Writing Out Loud: 12 or 13 Reasons to Perform Your Writing

“The human brain is a wonderful thing. It starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.” – George Jessel Maybe, … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · 1 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