Get Any of My Books For Free

Sign up for my email list, and you get any one of my books for free. Review that book, and I’ll give you another one — again, for free. That’s only available to people on my email list. I publish books all the time. I release films all the time. They’re awesome, but it can [...]

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Writer’s Block

Good morning, Rebels, and welcome back to my life. It’s been a busy, busy, busy few days slash week slash whatever. And one thing that’s been cool about it is I’ve been doing a LOT more video recently. I finished editing my first sketch for the We Make Movies channel, which you should totally go [...]

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The Importance of an Email List

So today I want to talk about the importance of an email list. Now this is something that’s big in a LOT of artistic communities, but I rarely see it talked about in film, except for one time in a How We Make Movies recording (which is just an excellent example of why you should [...]

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The Fault in Our Stars Review: Five Minute Books

If today’s book doesn’t make you cry, you can’t convince me you have a soul. This is Five Minute Books. Each week I alternate reviews between Amazon’s number one bestseller and independent books of my own choosing. This week I’m reviewing The Fault In Our Stars, a bestseller by John Green. Fear not, this review [...]

The Universe

Your Life is Insignificant

(OR THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE WORLD. YOUR CHOICE.) For those who saw “Cosmos.” Fly an HD camera far enough beyond the edge of the known universe and point it back at us, somehow centered on Earth. Imagine this HD camera can see the entire known universe. Now take the center pixel of that [...]

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Should We Judge the Past Differently?

Should we judge the past differently? When Meryl Streep presented Emma Thompson with an award at the National Board of Review Awards for Emma Thompson’s role in Saving Mr. Banks, Streep proceeded to slam Walt Disney for his tendency to be very sexist and very racist (spoiler alert: he was, if you weren’t already aware of [...]