This month, I chat with The Storyside’s own Rob Smales about murder for yogurt, the lighter side of necrophilia, and the horribly hilarious collection of short stories he’s helped craft into a brand new release for Books and Boos Press: A Sharp Stick in the Eye and Other Funny Stories. Listen to my podcast here! Vlad … Continue reading Episode 4 of 20 Minutes With … is Now Available!
I've been a busy bee! My latest episodes of 20 Minutes With ... are available now over at The Storyside! I've had a hell of a lot of fun interviewing authors and other creative personalities thus far, and I look forward to bringing you more interesting guests in the months to come. ***Episodes of 20 … Continue reading New Episodes of 20 Minutes With … Available Now!
There are roughly 980,000 words you don’t know. The average person only uses about 15,000–20,000 base words out of the 1,025,109 available options in the English language. 20,000 isn’t so bad, you might say. Well, that estimate includes word families, and all inflected and derivative forms (run, runner, running, etc.), according to StreetSmartLearningLanguage.com. Maybe it’s not … Continue reading The 10 Best Words You Never Knew . . . But Should
In order to overcome a recent bout of writer’s block, I sat down and brainstormed some weird ways to get my creative juices flowing again. I’d heard of some of them before, although I’d never tried them, and some I made up altogether. While they ended up being unexpected and downright weird, these seven writing … Continue reading 7 Wacky Prompts to Crush Writer’s Block – Writing Tip
Plot lines bloom in the nebula of my head. I’ve drifted into a fictional world, and I’m lost in my own thoughts because I drive this way all the time. The highway signs and vehicles of morning rush hour pass in a haze of inattention while the radio plays classical, an appropriate soundtrack for combating … Continue reading Of Car Accidents & Writer’s Block