Fascinating Rhythm: On Writing Comedy

I recently published a column in my weekly newsletter, The Study, on finding your rhythm when writing comedy: You can tell when a joke will land. It’s in the way the audience laughs, whether you’ve had them from the beginning or you had to pull them to your…

iPad for Writers: iPadOS 13 Review

I’ve never reviewed an operating system before. It’s daunting and there’s no way I’d be able to devote months of my life to discussing every little feature inside. Instead, this review was written with a very specific demographic in mind: writers. I’ve broken it down…

iPad for Writers — Part 3: Keyboards

If you plan on doing any kind of longform writing on the iPad — you know, more than the occasional tweet or email — then it's probably safe to say there's a 100 percent chance you're going to need an external keyboard. Before I got my iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard…

iPad for Writers - Part 2: Scrivener and Apple Pages

Before we get started, let me state right away that you can write a book in anything. Google Docs, Word, Drafts--it doesn't matter. However, I'd argue that just because you can write in those programs doesn't mean you should write in those programs. I can't imagine writing a book in…

iPad for Writers - Part 1: Changing Behaviors

I've been a dedicated Mac user since 2003, though my history with the platform goes back further. My family had a terrible System 7 machine in the mid-'90s and before that, I was using an early Mac in the school computer lab to play the Oregon Trail and Math Racer.…

Find Your People

I have a small group of writers I talk to every day. We have our own digital space to shoot the breeze, shitpost, and share our writing for feedback. I trust them implicitly with my words and their guidance is the most valuable resource I have for improving my writing.…