January 22, 2020

Last time on Instead of Writing, we talked about the Bare-bones Sketch Challenge. To illustrate the type of sketch I was talking about, I present Uncle Kevin and the Garage Sale Bike. Here’s how it breaks down: 2 characters: Kevin (laid back) and Kenny (uptight) One setting: A parked car Objective: Provide five-year-old Joey with…

January 6, 2020

This week on Instead of Writing, I’m taking my background in business operations to offer you a strategic approach to actually accomplishing something through your New Year’s resolution this year. There are a lot of problems with the way most people go about setting their resolutions. That’s probably why more than 80% fail. If you…

December 6, 2019

It’s never been easier or more difficult to get into comedy writing. On this episode of Instead of Writing, I offer you a three-step foundational approach I’ve developed from my experience teaching hundreds of comedy students. Comedy can and must be learned. You can start writing comedy. Try to internalize this cycle and pay attention…

October 16, 2019

Harry Potter is a worldwide phenomenon. It’s by far the most successful book series in recent memory. However, what if I could make a case that many of those lovely little quirks found in Harry Potter could actually claim their roots in a different story? We’re headed back to the era of corded phones, skip-its,…

October 1, 2019

Hey everyone, I’m excited to say that I’ve started up a new video blog called Instead of Writing. Each week, I’m sharing what tool I’ll be using to procrastinate my next draft. It could be writing craft stuff, geek-out worthy content, book reviews, or thoughts on comedy. Please head on over to Youtube and give…