Stories. We’ve been telling them to each other since the start of time. Whether it’s for entertainment, or commerce, stories move people.
My newest series of stories, “Autobiographies of other people” are written using my new method called “Writing off at the mouth.” Rooted in improv and acting, this is storytelling at its most primal--putting yourself in somebody else’s place and experiencing through them. This method helps writers break through and write. I’ll be teaching how in the near future.
The SchmoozeLetter is a personal e-mail story newsletter with over 30,000 opt-subscribers. "You're going to look back and laugh at this someday." That's something I tell myself and what I do in these stories—rewrite the past and change shock to shtick, transform tears to laughter.
My Wife & Times is based on stories from the Schmoozeletter, as well as new stories. This easy-to-read book is perfect for the bathroom (or virtually any room--even the great outdoors).
Creative tech writing
Tech books can be so boring they put you to sleep--or at least into a kind of stupor, and you can’t learn when your brain shuts down that way.
My writing is known for being conversational and easy to ready. I’ve always written “as if I’m talking to a friend.”
In 1985 when I wrote the first book about Desktop Publishing on the PC, called Desktop Publishing with Style.
It continued with my best-selling book WordPerfect Desktop Publishing in Style that sold over 250,000 copies. TypeStyle: How to choose and use type on a personal computer, was written with the Bitstream type foundry where I worked with Matthew Carter, designer of Georgia and Verdana.
Doctor Daniel’s Windows Diet was a radical departure for computer books--just 120 5x5” pages, illustrated with Ron & Joe’s whimsical line art, the book told readers the most important basics they needed to know. The title was based on my belief that diet books are always best-sellers--and the fact that the book was light and easy to swallow!
Now I’m doing copywriting for tech companies--if you want someone who can turn something boring into something captivating, contact me.
Huffington Post: I was invited to write for the Huffington Post / Post50, edited by Rita Wilson and Debra Ollivier. Ongoing.
Frickingenius - Thoughts of writing, design and the world at large.
My Fifteen Minutes - My experiences acting in an independent film, and my thoughts on acting and movie making from years of experience.
Ancient History: The Wire - My editorial column ran on Eyewire, a progenitor of fonts.com) from 1997-1999. Are my predictions prescient? See for yourself.
The Lost Codes... Read this action/adventure story about Dakota Jackson--that rare breed: successful graphic designer by day-Internationally known secret agent evenings, weekends, and most holidays.
Wallet Reading! Who are you? Who are you? Who are you? And who are they? These, and countless other questions will be answered by following the simple steps outlined in this revolutionary book.
Comfort Foods, an introduction - My mother's last cookbook was all about "comfort foods." This is my introduction about food and life.
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