Dark Glasses: A Look Back

I sometimes move on from my old work and almost forget it exists at all. I shouldn’t do that when it comes to anything I’ve tried to do, but especially not with my last book, Dark Glasses. It contains a lot of things that – in my view – still resonate. Here’s just one ofContinue reading “Dark Glasses: A Look Back”

How to be a Writer – Part Six

You’ve made it! Your debut novel is selling a robust 16 copies per week and now everyone wants to know more about you. It’s a good thing you’re on a nationwide reading tour – so you can tell them! The thing to remember about doing a live reading is that people have been doing thisContinue reading “How to be a Writer – Part Six”

How to be a Writer – Part Three

So you want to be a writer, eh? Alright. Okay. Fair enough. But you can’t first become a writer without first picking up some supplies. Here’s what you’re going to need: 1 table 1 chair 1 typewriter (Smith-Corona) 1 inkwell Black ink (two quarts) 6 pens (feather) 1 eraser Reams of paper (3 or 4)Continue reading “How to be a Writer – Part Three”

How to be a Writer

Nobody has ever asked me how to be a writer, which…is a pretty big hint if you stop to think about it (which I never do). So I woke up today and thought, “You know what? I’m going to tell America how to be a writer anyway – simply because.” Now, I don’t want toContinue reading “How to be a Writer”

Comedy Album – a Live Reading

Saturday night, I cajoled myself into doing a Facebook Live reading from Comedy Album, this book that I wrote. It‘s a comedy album in book form, which maybe has been done before? Even if it has, I guess it would prove my point that it’s tough to find things people haven’t done yet (Shorter: PeopleContinue reading “Comedy Album – a Live Reading”

Strange Days, Indeed

Every day, I wake up and think, “What a strange time to put out a book called Comedy Album.” But then, invariably, I come back to the realization that it’s a strange time to do ANYTHING. The fact of it is, we live in strange times, always. And to pretend otherwise is probably the mostContinue reading “Strange Days, Indeed”

Slam Poetry

I’ve only ever tried slam poetry once, and I was a true poseur. Like, way, way out of my depth. I respect the hell out of it, but it’s a gear I just don’t have. But… There is one rhyme I’m proud to say I dropped and it goes like this: “Tripping through your daze/yeah/it’sContinue reading “Slam Poetry”

I Steal From Myself

The headline pretty much says it all. When it comes to copping material from myself, I’m a repeat offender. What’s funny about it, is that I often don’t realize I’m doing it. For instance, in my newest book Comedy Album, there’s a poem towards the end called Happy Hour. What I didn’t realize until justContinue reading “I Steal From Myself”

Radio Interview – Comedy Album

One of the hard parts about being an Indie author is…there are dozens of things which make being an Indie author difficult. For one thing, you are your own publicist. There’s no one in New York or Culver City making phone calls on your behalf. So the best you can do is the best youContinue reading “Radio Interview – Comedy Album”