Published author. Teacher. Hiker. Guy who lives in a bus and has eighteen pets. Also, a guy who makes videos!
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These will help you put together a whole new world, from protagonists to supporting characters, to world-building.
Activities to help you smile while you work. Love what do you, gang.
Want to blow some smoke, maybe tilt a few mirrors? These three interactive activities will help you get started spinning a mystery to deepen intrigue in your plot.
These videos will really help you kill two birds with one stone (don't worry, no birds were harmed in the making of any of these VEGAN recipes!). Here, we'll actually cook together, but the ingredients and dishes are far from traditional. In each video, I'll cover a different aspect of a story, and give you one great, reliable recipe to create that aspect. Before you know it, you'll be cooking up likable antagonists, supporting characters that pop, and every other literary dish you could want. I also include the actual FOOD recipe used in the descriptions, so there's that, too.
Dual purpose videos that leave you with effective new writing strategies, AND delicious vegan dishes
A list of ingredients to make sure your supporting characters don't end up as background fillers! Incorporate these, and you'll have show-stealing co-stars that stand worthy of a spin-off.
This series is all about what NOT to do. Come with me on a trip down trope lane in different genres across literature. In each episode, I bring some of the biggest offenders of cringe-worthy content to life. All tropes are based on personal experience and research.
Get your writing rocks off with overblown demonstrations of some of the worst writing offenses.
Time for a roast. The feast? New blood- oh, and myself. In this video, I break down four different types of newbie writers by the critical errors they commonly make. But it's never too late to learn. I used to be all four of them!
In this series, I offer tips that I wish someone had given ME, when I first started writing. Take these tips to heart, and save yourself a ton of trouble on your own creative journey.
Learn tips and tricks of the trade from a writer who's done his fair share of stumbling around.
This is it. You mastered the art of outlining. You put in the work to build discipline and actually finished your book. You even had a professional proofreader go through it. Now what? Well, to start, watch this crash course on the three major types of publishing. Do your own research too, but this is a great place to start planning the next step for your phenomenal story.
Strap in and get ready really light a fire under both our manuscripts- er- asses. In these videos, I rapid-fire as many tips about a particular writing topic as I can in two minutes.
Writing tips. Fast. Get ready for learning and laughter in a more concentrated dose than ever.
Looking to lower a veil of fog over your plot? Here's your smoke machine. Pick up some solid tips to deepen the mystique of your story with this flash tip session.
I set out to try and review as many of them as I can, to help you find the tool that best suits you!
Need to create a new fictional world? It's as simple as grabbing a handful of dirt, and getting a little creative. Seriously.
Trello is a program that uses a system of boards, notes, checklists, and more to help organize your writing. Can I master it well enough in fifteen minutes to put together some flash fiction?
And I love it! My wife and I spent two years converting a Bluebird schoolbus into a full-time home. This is where you'll find videos of the ongoing trials and triumphs that come with skoolie (schoolbus conversion) life.
Buslife central. These videos are all about the "Roadside" part of my videos!
Dive back into the dystopian suburbs, jungles, and deserts of Strand's great Tower. In this chapter, we get our first look into Quincy's past. Get a glimpse of what turned him against the machine in the first place.
10 minutes. 5 randomly chosen aspects. One dull axe. Things are going to get weird, baby. But at the end of it, we'll have a fresh new protagonist- flash fiction style.
Stuck inside with little else to do but wonder why you can't write? Whether it's the quarantine or you just started as a work-from-home writer, here are 4 tips guaranteed to lube the ol think-tank.
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To ensure everyone gets the writing help they need in this tough time, I decided to lower the price of my course, The Basics of Plotting a Novel, to only $20. If you've ever even considered writing a book, don't miss out on this 5-module interactive resource!