Sitemap - 2023 - Inspired as F**k
Sometimes, People Suck in the Pettiest of Ways
036 - That High School Student Sports Fans Suck Sometimes
What does it mean to KNOW the past?
035 - That We Take Our History On Faith
The Ephemera - Chapter Eight
034 - How Hard Handstands Are
Embracing the Learning Curve ... in Art AND in Life
033 - That The Title Was Not Originally "Pork"
Selling Out, or Working Within Constraints?
032 - That a Water Pitcher Won't Fit Inside a Mini-Fridge
The Devil's in the Details
The Ephemera - Chapter Seven
Navigating Big Ideas by Breaking Things Down
031 - That Big Ideas Are Too Big
My Dad's UFO Fascination and the Stories We Can't Ignore
030 - That Supposedly the FBI is Looking for UFOs Now
An Image is Worth a Thousand Tales
029 - How Much I Really Wanted to Use One Specific Image
The Ephemera - Chapter Six
If You Came to My House, I Wouldn't Explain My Toaster
028 - The Way I Never Wonder How My iPhone Works
027 - That I'm In My Own Feedback Loop
The Fine Art of Self-Critiquing
026 - That the Different Ages of a Person are Like Different People
We (and Our Characters) Are a Multitude
The Ephemera - Chapter Four and Five
025 - That I Like Paperback Books More
Maybe We're Getting Tired of Things We Can't Touch
024 - That Everything is Overwhelming and Impossible Until it Isn't
If you want to learn something impossible, just keep at it
023 - That An Accent is Just Pronouncing Words Differently
It's not an accent. It's just another voice.
The Ephemera - Chapter Three
Using the Right Tools for the Job Makes All the Difference
022 - That You Need a Different Capo for a 12-String Guitar
The Ephemera - Chapter Two
021 - The Sound That is ALWAYS There
The Stuff You Never Notice That's There Anyway
The Best Reason to Write (or Make Any Art) is For Free
Context Really is Everything
020 - That Little Big Isn't Always Funny
The Ephemera - Chapter One
019 - That LeBron James Teaches Meditation
Creators and Champions Have More in Common Than You Think
Does Anyone Want to Read My Next Book As I Write It?
018 - That My Friend Was Excommunicated
Using Power and Resistance to Tell Better Stories
017 - How Mike Was Totally Creeping
The Unseen Speaks Volumes
016 - That Some Colleges Like Shorter Middle Blockers
Breaking the Mold is What Creativity is All About
015 - That Hollow Exchanges Don't Have to be Hollow
The Practice of "Seeing People for Real" is Endlessly Inspiring
014 - That Noticing is a Learnable Habit
Sharpening the Lens of Perception
013 - Why the New Whataburger is a "Digital Kitchen"
How restrictions can make your work better
012 - The Fragmenting of a Reflection on Water
Three creative lessons from a quiet morning lake
What is "WEIRD," anyway?
011 - How Weird it is that We Have Animals in Our Homes
010 - That I Always Wake Up at 3am on the Dot
Finding Patterns in Chaos
What If Making Our Art Keeps Us Young?
009 - That Musicians Stay Young
Balancing Left-Brain and Right-Brain in Storytelling
008 - That TV Acting is a Feat of Multitasking
Mama Said Knock You Out (With a Shitload of New and Ongoing Content)
007 - The Laugh Track in a Sitcom That Was There All Along
The Power of Altered Perception in Storytelling
Reality is More Fragmented Than You Think
006 - That Only a Tiny Area of Our Visual Field is Actually In Focus
Cure or Controversy?
005 - That Exercise Might Be as Effective as Antidepressants
Exploring "Emotional Limbo" in Character Development
004 - That Emotional Limbo is a Thing
The Hidden Stories of Background Characters
003 - The Name of the Waitress at the Pub
Creator Diary - HUGE changes afoot at JBT.com
Your Subconscious is the Real Storyteller
002 - That Stephen King Doesn't Remember Writing Cujo
001 - That I Should Start a Podcast
We Are All Broken
Creator Diary - How to REALLY perfect a story arc
Creator Diary - New Books, New Podcast, New Venues ...
How to write a story-based "About" page for your website
How to Write a Story-Based "About" Page
Creator Diary - New and Interesting Directions
When Life Sucks, Create
The official writeup of my recent on-set shenanigans (part 2)
Creator Diary - It's Not Always Roses
Episode 5 - The Phoenix
Episode 4 - Dating and Defeat
Creator Diary - OMG, life really IS a story!
Episode 3 - Control
Creator Diary - How to focus when you're creatively all over the place
Stop being normal
Episode Two - Beginnings
The official writeup of my recent on-set shenanigans (part 1)
Creator Diary: Creative change is good!
10 Things I Learned as a Writer When My Book Became a TV Show
Episode One - Overview
Creator Diary: The Scoop
Updates on filming and learning the process
On-set report: Day Two
IT’S VAMPIRE TIME!
The Impossible Man
How I layer narratives, handle the order of reveals, manage multiple points of view and complicated timelines, and more nitty gritty
On-set and behind the scenes at Reginald the Vampire (Part 6)
Creator Diary: Update on the RTV podcast and my trip to Victoria next week
What if the world doesn't exist?
On-set and behind the scenes at Reginald the Vampire (Part 5)
On-set and behind the scenes at Reginald the Vampire (Part 5)
On-set and behind the scenes at Reginald the Vampire (Part 4)
Creator Diary: Creating complicated timelines and narratives
On-set and behind the scenes at Reginald the Vampire (Part 3)
Creator Diary: The Importance of Slacking Off
Roundtable: Will Books and Art Survive AI and Short Attention Spans?
Creator Diary: When to collaborate and when to work solo
On-set and behind the scenes at Reginald the Vampire (Part 2)
In Defense of Silliness
Creator Diary: How writing scripts is different from writing novels
Creator Diary: Unicorn Western returns!
Creator Diary: The Reginald the Vampire podcast has been officially approved
On-set and behind the scenes at Reginald the Vampire (Part 1)
Fat Vampire to Reginald the Vampire: The journey so far
Creator Diary: All the ways I've failed and felt worthless
Welcome to the show!
How Personal Themes Become Literary Themes
Creator Diary: Hulu-Day-5 update on all things Reginald the Vampire
Story is the most important thing in the world.
Creator Diary: My thoughts on the day of Reginald the Vampire's Hulu premiere
Creator Diary: Why I'm the Bob Schneider of authors
Creator Diary: I've decided to do the Reginald the Vampire (Fat Vampire) TV show companion podcast anyway
Creator Diary: Creative Co-Morbidity
Creator Diary: Should I finish Winter Break now or go back to the beginning to revise it instead?
Why are you here?
Creator Diary: I'm sciencey as HELL, yo
Creator Diary: Homage and Mash-Ups
I was right all along
Voice is Voice
Creator Diary: Silence has grammar
This is what creativity looks like
Creator Diary: When you die, you don't die with an em dash
Creator Diary: Mixing up the body language