Roadside Writer Videos: Creative Resources for Writers

Who am I?

Teacher. Published author. Hiker. Guy who lives in a bus and has eighteen pets. Also, a guy who now makes videos! 


Improve your writing or learn to love it with me on my YouTube channel, the Roadside Writer. Click the blue button above! 

Series 1: I Dare You to Have Fun Writing

Interactive videos to help you get started on a story, and have fun doing it!

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.

Activities to help you smile while you work. Love what do you, gang.

EP 2: Conflict

Use these three fun, interactive activities to build a heart wrenching and rewarding conflict.  In this video, you'll learn to  generate tension, grow your protagonist, and drive the plot to its conclusion. I bet you'll have fun too!

Series 2: Writing Recipes

A creative new way for you to plan out everything you need to cook up an amazing story.

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

Dual purpose videos that leave you with effective new writing strategies, AND delicious vegan dishes

Recipe 2: Conflict

Cook up another aspect of your incredible story with me! If you want to learn the ingredients of a functional and emotional conflict (or if you want a cool vegan chicken recipe) click away!

Series 3: Writing Crimes

Tropes and techniques to avoid like the plague.

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.

Get your writing rocks off with overblown demonstrations of some of the worst writing offenses.

3 Writing Crimes: Short Stories

What could be harder than creating an entire fictional world, complete with complex characters, conflict, and emotion? Doing all that in 20.000 words or less. Welcome to the gauntlet of the short story. This video is dedicated to horriblehistoriesmemes for suggesting the idea and connecting me with gsce students in England who need to write short stories for their exams!

Series 4: The Writer's Jumpstart Kit

Things to accelerate your start as a new writer, from mindset to technique.

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 h far share of stumbling around.

Learn tips and tricks of the trade from a writer who's done h far share of stumbling around.

The Writer's Jumpstart Kit | Mindset

The first video in this series is all about a writer's mindset. These five simple tips will help you get you ready for the mental hurdles of pursuing writing as a career. 

Series 5: 2 Minute Writing Help

Flash tip sessions sure to leave you as breathless as me.

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.

Writing tips. Fast. Get ready for learning and laughter in a more concentrated dose than ever.

Round 2: Conflict

Spend 2 minutes on improving yourself! Learn how to generate tension and drive your plot with an excellent conflict in a concentrated dose of writing help and humor!

What It's (Really) Like

A (maybe) series about unrealistic expectations and their brutally real counterparts.

There are a few things that set our lifestyle apart from the average person's. We live in a converted schoolbus. I work remotely as a ghostwriter. We have nineteen pets. These videos will cover the crazy expectations people have about these alternative lifestyle choices, and the even crazier truths. 

Sometimes people expect the ridiculous. Sometimes the truth is even crazier.

Sometimes people expect the ridiculous. Sometimes the truth is even crazier.

What it's (really) Like to Be a Writer

Ever wonder what it means when someone says they're a "writer"? What? you've never heard someone say that? Preposterous. Let me know you anyway. We're talking deadlines, making ends meet, alcohol, and more in this one. 

Bonus Series: Skoolie Stuff!

Fun fact... I live in a bus.

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!

Buslife central. These videos are all about the "Roadside" part of my videos!

GET OUT

My premier skoolie travel video. This one chronicles not only Katie and my fist week living on the road in our skoolie, but the importance of getting out as a writer. What better way to build a world than to get out in the one we have now? 

Skoolie Sink in Action!

The payoff for all of our hard work on the plumbing

Penelope Rises Again

After months spent gathering diesel in canisters and trickle charging batteries, our skoolie Penelope purrs louder than ever!

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