Welcome to my video page. Browse around for an interesting video, or select a link below to go right to a particular section…
- Most Recent Video
- I’m a Failed Writer & Other Writing Videos
- Silly Videos
- Creative Turn Videos
- Scribbling Bucket Videos
- A Brilliant Novel in the Works Videos
Most Recent Video
Here’s a video about my attic, which is where I do most of my creative(ish) work. I hope you’ll agree with me (and not with my misguided wife!) that I have a real system to how I do things around here. I mean, it’s not so messy. Right? Right???
I’m a Failed Writer
This is my (nearly) famous video series where I talk through my occasional writing insights and my many failures. Check out the Failed Writer page for a thumbnail view of all these videos. Or just click on a video below.
- Episode #17: Creative Sprints
- Episode #16: Stand-up Comedians
- Episode #15: Taking Risks
- Episode #14: Project Mismanagement
- Episode #13: Beyond Microsoft Word… Or Not
- Episode #12: Networking for the Cowardly and Terrified
- Episode #11: 10,000 Hours
- Episode #10: A Shitload of Lists
- Episode #09: Non-crappy Writing Groups
- Episode #08: Fresh Ways to Look at Your Crappy Writing
- Episode #07: Failing as a Failed Failure
- Episode #06: Obsession x Voice
- Episode #05: Writing in the Cold
- Episode #04: Literary Agents & Marketing
- Episode #03: The Bucket Writing Method
- Episode #02: Time Management
- Episode #01: Revisions
- Writing a Novel (when you’re too busy to write a novel)
- From Poop to Glimmer (about my once-obsessive submission process)
Here are some of my sillier videos. Check out the Silly Videos page for a thumbnail view of these videos. Or just click on a video below.
- The Attic Method
- The Tyranny of the New Yorker Magazine
- On Writing Something True
- Pathetic Apple Fanboy
- Desk Envy
The Creative Turn
A defunct series where I talked to some of my favorite writer friends about transitions in their creative lives. Here are the videos related to that series:
- The index card treatment with Kate Maruyama [3.5m]
- From start to end with Kristen Forbes [5m]
- From head to heart with Scott Sparling [6m]
- Marinating with Joan Didion and Telaina Eriksen [4m]
Check out The Creative Turn home page for information about audio conversations related to these videos.
The Scribbling Bucket Videos
A short-lived video series where I talked (and scribbled) about anything I wanted.
- Episode #5: Too Hip for the Room (with George Carlin)
- Episode #4: Time-Based Sex
- Episode #3: The Failure of the Intended Story (with Thaisa Frank)
- Episode #2: Ponies Are Magic
- Episode #1: Obsessing (with Elizabeth McCracken)
- Episode #0: Hello. Sorry.
A Brilliant Novel in the Works Videos
Here are some videos about my book:
Here are some of my more overt how-to videos:
- Introduction to podcasts and podcast apps
- Scrivener (from my point of view)
- How I Make Failed Presentations
And if you’re thinking, “To hell with your organizational techniques! Just show me all the damn videos in reverse chronological order!” Well, that’s okay too.
Good luck. You’ll need it.