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creative  // Posts tagged as "creative"

Aug 16 2012 Posted by in entertainment, music, news, writing | 4 comments

Books and Booze interview

Combining two of my favorite things into one of my favorite new podcasts. Sensing that some of their former guests (though entertaining and knowledgeable) had been far too sober given its namesake, for my appearance this week, I took it upon myself to lower my inhibitions, articulation, grammatical skill, and possibly good judgment by way […]


Sep 25 2011 Posted by in writing | Comments Off on Microfiction


I’ve added a new section to the site for microfiction. Also known as very short stories (posted to my Twitter feed as #vss or sometimes #storystarters) or hint fiction, these are usually meant to suggest a story to the reader rather than actually tell one. It’s an interactive experience where the reader can’t help filling […]


Aug 30 2011 Posted by in multimedia, music, news, writing | 1 comment

Northwest Alumni feature

The fall issue of Northwest, the alumni magazine of my alma mater Northwest Missouri State University (where I earned my degree in Mass Communication in 1995) contains a short feature on yours truly. Click the article to enlarge, or the cover to browse the entire Issuu via NWMSU’s site.      


Jul 31 2011 Posted by in news, writing | Comments Off on Booked interview

Booked interview

Robb Olson and Livius Nedin from Booked were kind enough to invite me to take part in their author interview podcast series today. In fact, their last couple of weeks’ episodes have been devoted to the Warmed and Bound Sessions, speaking to my fellow contributors in this killer anthology. We talk about my story “Headshot,” […]


May 30 2011 Posted by in writing | Comments Off on Bike Writing

Bike Writing

I obsess over my sentences (in stories, not blog posts). This makes me an exceptionally-slow writer, as I don’t move on from a paragraph until it’s as polished as can be at that time. One finished page is a really solid evening for me. I prefer this meticulous method to the one most authors employ, […]


Sep 19 2008 Posted by in writing | 4 comments

Slushpile Dreams

After laughing aloud in public (a rarity) reading a few of the stories on your site [Note how I included the praise instead of just editing straight to the question. Just sayin’. – G], I found my way to the blog. I’m a couple of classes in to a Creative Writing minor (English major) and […]


Aug 17 2008 Posted by in entertainment, music | Comments Off on Leakage in the Folds

Leakage in the Folds

I don’t like to just re-post news items here (there’s no shortage of those kinds of blogs already), but I had to make an exception for one of my favorite musicians, Ben Folds. The guy booked a day in the studio, recorded fake versions of many of the songs on his much-anticipated new album, and […]


Oct 28 2007 Posted by in humor, multimedia | Comments Off on No Habla Técnico

No Habla Técnico

As a multimedia producer, I constantly find myself playing the role of interpreter between the writers, designers and video folks in my company, and the technical people (IT, programmers, engineers). As such, I frequently encounter written communication that one group finds confusing to the other. Do you have any general tips and tricks for translating […]


Oct 13 2007 Posted by in writing | 4 comments


She stole a piece of him. Now he wants it back. That’s the tagline to what is now my least-favorite movie, based on one of my all-time favorite novels. When you understand that the woman who “wrote” and directed it thieved it literally scene-for-scene from a man’s ten-years-published novel, you’ll appreciate its irony. I wonder […]


May 21 2007 Posted by in writing | Comments Off on Fester McDumas

Fester McDumas

My character names tend to the bizarro. [examples retracted] The rest of my prose isn’t that far out there, pretty accessible stuff, I just want them remembered, especially cuz there tend to be a lot of them to keep straight. Am I being too neurotic? Just like song titles often come to me before their […]