2018-10-20: Well, that seems to be trick. LOL. Blog about it,...

2018-10-20: Having a heck of a time setting up SSL and...

2018-10-18: Super excited about Laravel Telescope. Just more confirmation that Laravel/VueJS...

2018-10-17: The best part about living in Southern California is that...

2018-10-12: Science is amazing. In addition to this second dip in...

2018-10-12: The hills above Santa Barbara. Perfect for reflection and regeneration....

2018-10-11: There really is only one podcast to listen to. The...

2018-10-09: A Hobby Just for Fun I’m thankful that my hobby is my job…but it makes...

2018-10-08: I cannot stop looking at this thing! So much lighter,...

2018-10-05: Friday Night Lights and Hart High School Football Friday Night Lights with Hart facing off against Valencia. Been...

2018-10-05: Christian Bale as Dick Cheney is astounding. First time through...

2018-10-01: The Whereabouts of the Passage of Time Toured California Institute of the Arts with Katie today. It’s...

2018-09-30: Discord servers are like anything else: a great wealth of...

2018-09-29: Drafting a Mission Statement Justin Jackson provides a mission statement formula for creatives who...

2018-09-29: Beauty on a Saturday afternoon.

2018-09-28: Update on the QLED vs. OLED debate. Went to Best...

2018-09-27: Atypical is such a great show. As a parent of...

2018-09-26: Trying to decide between OLED and QLED, and I can’t...

2018-09-26: Going back to scheduling time instead of tasks. Got lost...

2018-09-26: Letting Your iPhone Go Packing up an old iPhone for resell is a sad...

2018-09-25: I simultaneously love and hate the new Nike Training Club...

2018-09-24: New iPhone XS MAX opened and updated from iPhone X....

2018-09-24: I love surprises. Order says the 28th. Today is not...

2018-09-23: The XS MAX is ridiculously huge! Just opened the mailing...

2018-09-22: Made a video today showing off one of the new...

2018-09-22: Star Wars: Anime trailer. This would probably be one of...

2018-09-21: Spaceship Earth Walking about an hour after sunset tonight, I watched as...

2018-09-21: Shoot. I was totally wrong about the updated Shipping info...

2018-09-20: Guess I’m getting a new phone tomorrow. When I ordered,...

2018-09-19: Why Discord is a Thing Now Thanks to Jack over at Statamic, I now know why...

2018-09-18: Fresh New Look for Quip This recent rollout of Quip is quite wonderful. It’s always...

2018-09-17: Things 3.7 New Siri Shortcuts Spectacular www.macstories.net/reviews/t…

2018-09-17: Slowing Down is a wonderful thing. Haven’t looked at Twitter...

2018-09-17: Are you serious? Steve Perry going over the development process...

2018-09-17: Started Endurance training with the Nike Training Club app. The...

2018-09-16: The coolest thing about living in a new house is...

2018-09-15: Appiversary Last August marked the one-year anniversary of when I started...

2018-09-15: I just realized that I can take my MacBook outside...

2018-09-15: One of the best things about having step-kids is getting...

2018-09-14: Jeff Bezos on why 8 hours of sleep is important...

2018-09-14: This interactive demo of what it’s like to be in...

2018-09-14: Doing the Difficult Work of the Important But the most daring and generous, those that are often...

2018-09-14: Watch and iPhone secured. Surprised how quickly the shipping dates...

2018-09-13: Two hours to go 😁 up by myself once again....

2018-09-12: My dad always gets me an inspiring book for my...

2018-09-12: Merry appleMas everyone!!

2018-09-11: Tonight’s Dramatica Users Group found us looking at The Conversation–Francis...

2018-09-10: I found a new running partner: Seth Godin and his...

2018-09-10: Just discovered VueX and Flux architecture and I’m wondering why...

2018-09-09: Great interview with Stratechery Author Ben Thompson and modern business...

2018-09-09: Sunday with Seth: If you had a manager that talked...

2018-09-09: 51 hours and 3,400 words later, I have the workings...

2018-09-08: Monoprice vs. Best Buy Cat 5e cables: $50 vs $1.50....

2018-09-08: Ah, Fall. The kids are back in school. Which I...

2018-09-07: Driving home from the pitch blasting I Am The Doctor–so...

2018-09-07: There can be no better pre-pitch hype music than “Duck...

2018-09-06: Proof of Concept So this is pretty incredible. While I couldn’t fully use...

2018-09-05: I don’t know how they do it, but each year...

2018-09-04: Couldn’t decide between The Crown or Godless on Netflix. Tried...

2018-09-03: In a past life, I was an animator for Disney...

2018-09-03: The Tree of Life is so beautiful. Just watched it...

2018-09-02: I have lived near this park for twenty years; today...

2018-09-01: Boston Dynamics and the Swearing Robot mod. The funniest thing...

2018-09-01: Friends in High Places Episode 8 & 8.5 of Internet Friends reminds me of...

2018-09-01: Internet Friends is the first podcast I actually went back...

2018-08-31: Thank you 2017 Jim for writing the exact method I...

2018-08-30: New Apple Watch image leaked today makes me very very...

2018-08-30: 300 days of meditation. Almost 90 hours of practice. I...

2018-08-29: VueJS Creator Earns $16K Through Patreon Compelling article on How Vue.js Creator Evan You Earns $16k/mo...

2018-08-28: I knew that was an earthquake. Felt the 4.4 in...

2018-08-28: Of Themes and Code Editors Another crazy day of work tasks stacked one on top...

2018-08-27: Reading this page about Working at Basecamp is so inspirational....

2018-08-27: Sometimes, listening to the 80s on 8 on SiriusXM can...

2018-08-26: Did some light coding just to keep the momentum up....

2018-08-25: Spent the morning quickly building out a new Model for...

2018-08-24: Sherlock Gnomes was surprisingly entertaining. We all went into it...

2018-08-24: Tonight’s feature is Sherlck Gnomes. Pizza, the open sky, and...

2018-08-24: Laravel Nova is incredible. Taylor finally released it this week,...

2018-08-24: My son did an EPIC cover of the soundtrack for...

2018-08-24: This interview with Steve Perry on returning to music is...

2018-08-24: This rendition of The Cranberries “Zombie” is really quite addicting....

2018-08-23: The design experts at iAWriter on aesthetics: We also know...

2018-08-22: A watershed day for Narrative First: Broke through a block...

2018-08-22: So completely blown away by how fast the day flies...

2018-08-21: The solar system as seen from a third-person objective view...

2018-08-21: Lyft iOS redesign Totally agree with these thoughts on the Lyft redesign. Beautiful...

2018-08-20: I just had cauliflower crust pizza with almond cheese and...

2018-08-20: Phantom Thread was lovely. And oh too familiar. The rare...

2018-08-19: Trying out VS Code this week over my usual Sublime...

2018-08-18: Sometimes you just have to spend the weekend with the...

2018-08-18: Funny cleaning up articles you wrote eleven years ago. In...

2018-08-18: Kevin Spacey Movie Makes $126 Out of all the people jettisoned over the past year...

2018-08-18: Returning back to RSS Feeds to keep up with everything,...

2018-08-18: I guess I don’t get cover bands. There was a...

2018-08-17: Looking over OmniFocus 3 last night, I just couldn’t do...

2018-08-16: Go for it, Katie. Take over the world. (Happy Birthday)...

2018-08-16: Yet Another Task Manager Switch Nuts. Listening to the latest Cortex episode, Adulting Complete, I...

2018-08-16: First day of school, first day I’ve overslept in 30...

2018-08-15: My daughter learning about storyboarding from the Storyboard Supervisor On...

2018-08-15: New Steve Perry song released today! No Erasin’. First listen,...

2018-08-15: The fact that this grew from a passion for coding...

2018-08-15: Woke up to learn that Theodore Roosevelt lost his wife...

2018-08-14: Continually Learning Something New Dramatica Users Group Meeting with Dramatica co-creator Chris Huntley. Tonight’s...

2018-08-14: New Steve Perry album coming out this October!! I was...

2018-08-13: Animators in Cars Talking Storyboards: wherein I teach my 16-year...

2018-08-13: One of the greatest things about being a story consultant...

2018-08-13: From today’s Daily Stoic: Your brain was … meant to...

2018-08-12: The Empire Strikes Back at The Hollywood Bowl Last night I took my oldest to see the LA...

2018-08-11: Internet Friends is my absolute favorite podcast right now. The...

2018-08-11: Tonight is the Perseid meteor shower. Missed the last couple...

2018-08-10: Fitting Into the Sagas Inspired to read some science-fiction as the Summer rolls down,...

2018-08-10: I finally figured out something that I’ve been stuck on...

2018-08-10: Finally. It rains. Whoops. Never mind. It stopped raining five...

2018-08-09: Growing up, I loved James Horner’s soundtracks. While many of...

2018-08-08: Reading all the abandoning Twitter posts, and I’m feeling way...

2018-08-08: Just rolled out my very first pivot table. My brain...

2018-08-08: For twenty years, my commute was 45 minutes one way....

2018-08-07: There’s just something about coding in VueJS that works with...

2018-08-06: A trio of blog posts over the weekend covering the...

2018-08-06: Went out running so I could feel somewhat human…I’ve never...

2018-08-06: I think I’m beginning to get this whole test-driven development...

2018-08-05: Succession didn’t end the way thought it would–it ended even...

2018-08-05: You know you’re doing it right when your time spent...

2018-08-05: Sunday Morning Inspiration DHH’s office (Ruby on Rails creator): Products are functions from...

2018-08-05: Saturday Drive-In Movie Tonight’s feature was Back to the Future 2. Forty-one years...

2018-08-04: Well, as usual, trying to force a package in there...

2018-08-04: Installing Chatter, a forum package, into Subtext because it’s time...

2018-08-04: Patrick Stewart is returning to play Jean-Luc Picard in a...

2018-08-03: Disneyland's First Wall Not too many people know this, but this is the...

2018-08-02: The Importance of Documentation The one thing I keep putting off when it comes...

2018-08-02: Some days are harder when it comes to defending morning...

2018-08-01: Scheduling time instead of tasks…I’m starting to see things fall...

2018-08-01: What a great way to end the day…if you’re more...

2018-08-01: Debating whether or not I should upload my photos from...

2018-08-01: I’m so used to super-stellar support and Intercom-like quick access...

2018-08-01: It’s not coincidence when a microcast on spirituality & meditation...

2018-08-01: Thanks to Maizzle it looks like I’ll now be building...

2018-08-01: So unbelievably grateful for the events of the day. You...

2018-07-31: After a couple of hours wrestling with Screenflow, I finally...

2018-07-31: Recorded the most amazing Writer’s Room today in Subtext (my...

2018-07-31: I’m now fifteen podcasts behind when it comes to publishing...

2018-07-31: Many in the Laravel community have been linking to this...

2018-07-30: An introduction to The Throughlines of Pretty Woman. The perfect...

2018-07-30: Day One of my 15-minute daily limit for Twitter is...

2018-07-30: Convertkit decided to change their name back to Convertkit. Seva...

2018-07-30: Apparently, I’m in the mood for minimalist blogs today. I...

2018-07-30: James Shelly’s site is fascinating to me–if for no other...

2018-07-30: Over the weekend I watched the G Funk documentary on...

2018-07-29: Set App Limits in Screentime for Twitter, Tweetbot, and Instagram....

2018-07-29: A little something on Tying Objective Characters to the Story...

2018-07-29: The new Irish Female voice for Siri is delightful. I...

2018-07-29: Great workspace inspiration. I forget I can work outside!

2018-07-29: Oh man. Well, that’s not good. Screentime is down 8%–which...

2018-07-28: There. That’s much better.

2018-07-28: Refresh looks fresh–rethinking the browser.

2018-07-28: An Accumulation of Ancient Skeletons From the very largest wonder: For the first time ever,...

2018-07-28: Funny cleaning up articles you wrote eleven years ago. In...

2018-07-27: I’ll just leave this here: When despair for the world...

2018-07-27: Well, that was easy. Hooked up Narrative First with CSS...

2018-07-27: Nick Basile posted a great article on combining CSS Grid...

2018-07-27: Head all over the place trying to be all things...

2018-07-27: Great wrap-up of the Release Candidate for Vue CLI 3:...

2018-07-26: Finally watched some demos of Vue CLI. Looks great. Can’t...

2018-07-26: As I develop another series for television, I’m jotting down...

2018-07-26: Watching Taylor Otwell’s Keynote for #Laracon 2018. Soooo many ideas...

2018-07-26: Holding Space for Yourself Thinking I missed something quite cool at Laracon today–Jocelyn K....

2018-07-26: Can’t believe I’m 100 days away from a year straight...

2018-07-25: Laracon Day One First day of #Laracon was great. Watched Nova presentation as...

2018-07-25: Really happy with this one…been waiting weeks to find just...

2018-07-25: Deadwood starts shooting in October!! Drove by the set this...

2018-07-25: We interrupt this Laracon to present to you an Aeropress...

2018-07-25: Found a great resource for live-blogging #Laracon 2018 this year....

2018-07-25: The Dramatica theory of story is really not that complicated....

2018-07-25: Thanks to Dave Chappelle’s latest special on Netflix, all I...

2018-07-24: I like this. Writing taking over the top spot over...

2018-07-24: The Robin Williams documentary on HBO is wonderful. Can’t imagine...

2018-07-24: Knowing too much story structure can be a bad thing…if...

2018-07-24: Everyone should be given a cookie when they complete a...

2018-07-23: When debating the source of conflict in your story (which...

2018-07-23: Succession renewed for another season. Couldn’t be happier.

2018-07-22: Went to Barnes & Noble for the first time in...

2018-07-22: Giving nature character–and a function in story. Can a Rock...

2018-07-22: Here’s a Protagonist who is NOT a Main Character. In...

2018-07-21: The Daily Blog Seth Godin Explains Why You Should Blog Daily — CJ...

2018-07-21: When people say “Protagonist”, what they really mean is “Main...

2018-07-21: For those of you who think a story can have...

2018-07-21: Morning meditation (260 days straight!) told me, “if you go...

2018-07-21: Analytics and Storytelling Statistics never work as well as we might hope. Since...

2018-07-21: On the Awesomeness of Our Subtext Service Novelist Mike Lucas discusses what he considers Subtext Awesomeness: The...

2018-07-20: And this is probably the greatest news ever.

2018-07-20: New Glass Trailer. Unbelievable. I loved Split. And of course...

2018-07-20: The only thing I will miss about going to ComicCon...

2018-07-19: Never underestimate the value of a story consultant speaking with...

2018-07-16: You know you have a great story when you can...

2018-07-15: Reading fiction for an hour first thing in the morning...

2018-07-12: Was excited about the new MacBook Pros for about two...

2018-07-11: Last night at the Dramatica Users Group Meeting we analyzed...

2018-07-09: The Dog Days of Summer Teacher Alan Jacobs on how leaving Twitter and social media:...

2018-07-09: The thrill of living in Southern California with this as...

2018-07-08: A Sunday with King A Sunday spent napping and reading Stephen King’s The Outsider....

2018-07-08: Succession on HBO is really quite good. You don’t hear...

2018-07-07: Messed around with Shortcuts today. Basically, Workflows but 1000x better...

2018-07-07: It’s on.

2018-07-07: This #MeToo biography of Pixar is crazy. I had always...

2018-07-06: Personally, I would like to thank Apple for not sending...

2018-07-05: Episode 64 of the Narrative First Podcast is now live....

2018-07-05: On the latest watchOS beta: firing off Siri just by...

2018-07-04: A Great Source of Inspiration The Work of Work “Most work is NOT coming up...

2018-07-04: When I used to work at Dreamworks, Jeffrey would give...

2018-07-04: Happy 4th of July everyone! 🇺🇸💥💥💥

2018-07-04: Mid-week holidays are for racing against the 2pm deadline when...

2018-07-02: Hey @hartlco, this Icro is quite nice!

2018-07-02: Great review of Subtext, our SaaS for writers from a...

2018-07-01: Hrmmm. Can’t seem to find a good introductory, here-is-how-you-go-about-setting-up-microsub-with-micro.blog post....

2018-07-01: Oh no. I discovered Microsub servers, Aperture, Monocole, and Together....

2018-07-01: Just a reminder–the Narrative First Writer’s Room opens this Tuesday...

2018-07-01: First time running into this helpful suggestion. I appreciate it...

2018-07-01: First Reformed and You Were Never Really Here look promising....

2018-07-01: The trick with watching World Cup is training your Preconscious...

2018-06-30: Strawberry Moon. Mars just to the right of a Summer...

2018-06-30: Apparently, my best friend Jason Elliot ruining Empire Strikes Back...

2018-06-30: Stayed up late to watch Ex Machina again last night....

2018-06-30: Phillip Sheppard is some kind of mad genius. I can’t...

2018-06-29: First Week Scheduling Time Report First week scheduling time instead of tasks finished. Absolutely love...

2018-06-29: The weekly community meetings for Subtext are a hit. Subs...

2018-06-29: A Basis for Mental Relativity Dramatica co-creator Chris Huntley on the difference between Dramatica and...

2018-06-29: Kids introduced me to Detroit: Become Human and I’ve been...

2018-06-28: My First Marinaded Steak Tonight marks my first attempt at cooking dinner like a...

2018-06-28: The Death of Stalin and Deconstructing Act Zero. A novelist...

2018-06-26: Mom & Dad: Year 48 Today was my parent’s 48th wedding anniversary. One cannot possibly...

2018-06-25: Hmm. Not sure about Westworld ending. Parts I loved (Bernard’s...

2018-06-24: Sunday Inspiration from Rob Walling Just finished this inspiring podcast with Drip co-founder Rob Walling....

2018-06-24: Checking out the first episode of Season Two of Rapunzel’s...

2018-06-24: Just as I suspected-_Hostiles_ was an incomplete story. Beautiful cinematography,...

2018-06-23: Coffee, breakfast, a short nap, writing & reading. What more...

2018-06-22: The Awkwardness of Scheduling Time To-Do Lists Don’t Work It’s an eye-opening exercise: you’ll probably...

2018-06-22: Scheduling Time Not Tasks Starting to schedule out my next couple of days by...

2018-06-22: On Killing To-Do Lists Kill Your To Do List — CJ Chilvers The calendar...

2018-06-22: Thinking this weekend I will setup my IGTV channel. More...

2018-06-22: The unique narrative structure of The Death of Stalin–an insanely...

2018-06-21: The Netflix series On My Block was so good. Just...

2018-06-20: The storyform for Pretty Woman is now in Subtext, based...

2018-06-19: Here’s a tip for all of you trying to install...

2018-06-19: Beyond excited for this one—Subtext now exports your story structure...

2018-06-19: Started reading Stephen King’s The Outsider. Just the Kindle sample–but...

2018-06-18: Part 3 of our videocast series, “An Introduction to Subtext”...

2018-06-18: And by an Overall Story Throughline of Psychology I mean...

2018-06-18: Death of Stalin was brilliant. Stealing the tagline “A Comedy...

2018-06-18: Truly, the best Father’s Day weekend ever.

2018-06-17: It’s close to impossible to find something to watch that...

2018-06-14: Figured out the storyform for this week’s episode of Westworld,...

2018-06-14: The storyform for one of the stories in The Accountant...

2018-06-13: Just watched Episode 8 of Season 3 of Westworld again....

2018-06-13: That new Ralph Breaks the Internet trailer looked like it...

2018-06-13: Listening to Josh Pigord’s interview of Drip founder, Rob Walling....

2018-06-12: Analyzing Jaws with super genius Chris Huntley-1/2 of the duo...

2018-06-12: Here’s that article on Deduction and Induction and the problem...

2018-06-12: I set out to write a short blog post, and...

2018-06-11: Whether you’re writing, editing, drawing, or animating, may I humbly...

2018-06-11: Listening to Bonnaroo 2018 on SiriusXM’s Jam On. Apparently, Nile...

2018-06-10: Tonight’s episode of Westworld–“Kiksuya”–was pure art from beginning to end....

2018-06-09: For Those of Us Making a Difference Seth Godwin on paying for software: I like paying for...

2018-06-08: Woah, crazy. Siri Shortcuts just suggested a calendar event tomorrow...

2018-06-08: Subtext weekly update. Over 100 registered users, working on 190...

2018-06-08: Feels great to be blogging again about story structure and...

2018-06-07: Being in the mood to write, like being in the...

2018-06-07: Hill Charts in Basecamp Basecamp’s innovations always make me wish I had a team...

2018-06-06: The Spider-Man clip really messed with my head this morning....

2018-06-05: New watchOS told me I had a new memory this...

2018-06-04: Cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to...

2018-06-04: WWDC Time!! Been watching for years, always imagining the day...

2018-05-31: Uploaded the storyform for Mad Max: Fury Road. Surprise! It’s...

2018-05-30: Solo With My Son I don’t know what everyone’s talking about–I loved Solo. Smiled...

2018-05-30: Yesterday, I hosted my first demo of Subtext-my SaaS for...

2018-05-29: Mr. Aurelius today in The Daily Stoic: Get straight to...

2018-05-26: Subtext, our story development service, right where it belongs.

2018-05-25: Band of Brothers and The Pacific all weekend long. Hard...

2018-05-25: Real Favicon Generator is the real thing. Seriously. Just created...

2018-05-25: In a Star Wars mood this weekend? Why not amplify...

2018-05-25: With the latest version of Subtext firmly in place and...

2018-05-20: The best part about watching Black Panther is speaking like...

2018-05-17: Max Richter may very well be the greatest composer of...

2018-05-17: Uploaded the story structure for my favorite Black Mirror episode...

2018-05-13: Change Is Good At Disneyland It’s very weird to visit a familiar place at Disneyland,...

2018-05-12: Oh my God. Just finished watching the greatest show in...

2018-05-12: Binge-watching Cobra Kai and pretty much loving every single moment....

2018-05-08: The 400th storyform added to Subtext, my SaaS for writers:...

2018-05-07: Saw my first Iridium Flare last night: a 5 second...

2018-05-05: 183 days of meditation in a row. Half a year...

2018-05-01: Just found out my latest client lives in Moscow. Worldwide...

2018-05-01: Weird. Last night was Day 2 of eight hours of...

2018-04-30: I submit to you the very best way to start...

2018-04-30: Hmph. Turns out sleeping eight hours is AWESOME!

2018-04-29: Sleeping More When You Do What You Love DHH of 37 Signals caught my attention (like he usually...

2018-04-26: Watching YouTube videos of wargame fanatics cover my favorite of...

2018-04-26: Girlfriend and I decided we’d rather watch the Season Two...

2018-04-26: Early start to the day. I have seven weeks of...

2018-04-25: Being an Entrepreneur Seth Godin describes what I love about my weekdays: Entrepreneurship...

2018-04-25: The Story Structure of I, Tonya Resumed uploading storyforms into Subtext this morning. Today’s feature is...

2018-04-21: Never thought the day would come, but I just removed...

2018-04-20: In celebration of the Season Two premiere of Westworld this...

2018-04-20: Back at the content game this morning. After four weeks...

2018-04-16: No greater feeling in the world than to spend an...

2018-04-15: A Quiet Place got me out of the house, but...

2018-04-14: Carrie Kemper is brilliant. Haven’t laughed so hard for Silicon...

2018-04-14: The Passing of Art Bell For those who doesn’t know, Art Bell was the radio...

2018-04-12: Really missing writing as of late. I’m beyond excited about...

2018-04-12: It can be no coincidence that The Map Room track...

2018-04-07: Vasquez Climb A short drive through Sleepy Valley to arrive Vasquez rocks—or...

2018-04-07: While the title of this storybeat might say otherwise, the...

2018-04-06: Nothing better than working like crazy for hours on end,...

2018-04-03: First Look at the Story Structure of Raiders of the Lost Ark The Story Structure of the Raiders of the Lost Ark...

2018-04-02: Driving home last night, I heard Greta Van Fleet for...

2018-03-31: Finally! Set project to add Character Arc and Storyforming videos...

2018-03-30: Explaining Complicated Things in an Easy Way “It’s the mark of a charlatan to try and explain...

2018-03-25: Target Family Festival Spent the day at the Rose Bowl with the love...

2018-03-25: Geeking Out Over Productivity I have no idea how I ended up following Zachary...

2018-03-23: Re-reading The Paleo Solution while suffering through the Finn/Rose storyline...

2018-03-23: Excited to finally wrap my head around Drafts 5 and...

2018-03-23: Uncovering the Major Plot Points of a Complete Story Quite happy with this latest article: Uncovering the Major Plot...

2018-03-23: An incredibly taxing week both on mind and body. After...

2018-03-17: Listening and Loving Cortex I honestly love the Cortex podcast so much. This latest...

2018-03-16: Holy Hell! Why didn’t anyone tell me about Hidden Citizen’s...

2018-03-16: Not really quite sure what is going on lately. I...

2018-03-16: Noticing my micro.blog Timeline is mainly replies to other conversations....

2018-03-15: 4 hours and 4,000 words later I’m finished writing for...

2018-03-15: A Daily Process of Writing Just wrote 1800+ words about The Florida Project–something I had...

2018-03-14: Princess Leia’s theme will always get me.

2018-03-13: Dramatica Users Group Meeting Tonight, we looked at The Accountant—a Ben Affleck thriller with...

2018-03-13: I can’t decide if The Accountant is brilliant, or super...

2018-03-11: This day is going by waay too fast. I hate...

2018-03-08: Listening to 1940s radio and “Run, Rabbit, Run” comes on...

2018-03-08: Grammarly just corrected my spelling of Gael Garcia Bernal in...

2018-03-07: Pretty excited about this week’s podcast and how it all...

2018-03-06: I’ve watched the trailer for Lost in Space so many...

2018-03-06: The easiest headshots to find ever–Coco is now uploaded into...

2018-03-05: Uploaded the storyform for Three Billboards. First one with hand-off...

2018-03-04: Catching up with a lot of Naval this weekend. Working...

2018-03-04: Well, I guess The Shape of Water is a great...

2018-03-04: First time ever watching Oscars by myself, but I’m still...

2018-03-04: The Shape of Water was OK. Sweet tale, but no...

2018-03-04: Writing "Rights" Things In this interview last year, Naval suggest rereading your favorite...

2018-03-03: Three Billboards was great–and it had to be written with...

2018-03-03: Reworking the Analysis of Coco Working through an analysis of Coco with other Dramatica aficionados,...

2018-03-03: Went with the first episode of Alan Ball’s Here and...

2018-03-02: Had planned on watching some Best Picture nominees tonight. Seen...

2018-03-02: A reader pointed out that Narrative First lacked an RSS...

2018-03-02: Rain, fireplace, iPad Pro, iaWriter, and UK 1940s Radio. Luckiest...

2018-03-01: Thriving in Twenty Years Absolutely relate to Naval Rivikant’s comments to Tim Ferris: I...

2018-03-01: Go lightphone. Or you could just uninstall social media apps....

2018-03-01: What Star Wars and Black Swan Share in Common Always found it interesting how much Natalie Portman’s character Nina...

2018-02-28: Ralph Breaks the Internet looks way too much like The...

2018-02-27: Indifference is solid middle ground. It’s not about avoidance or...

2018-02-27: Editing my weekly podcast with Descript is such a joy....

2018-02-27: Holistic Storyforms Added Cary Fukunaga’s adaptation of Jane Eyre into the Story...

2018-02-26: The Habit of Task Management When you have a vague or distant goal — like...

2018-02-26: Ship When Useful Because — and let’s be honest — in the mind...

2018-02-26: Building Better Mental Models of Story After running through a bunch of stinkers this morning, finally...

2018-02-25: Well, this seems to be the beginning of the end....

2018-02-25: And now I know why Japan’s Your Name was that...

2018-02-24: Finally saw Coco. Some of the animation was incredible, but...

2018-02-23: Blogging from the Future The coolest thing about the Things watch app is that...

2018-02-22: Explaining the Greatness that is The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Like the show itself, there is so much to love...

2018-02-21: Came back from running to find my girlfriend beaming with...

2018-02-21: Finished recording next week’s podcast. So much easier and purposeful...

2018-02-21: What a surreal experience using your own app to write...

2018-02-21: Particularly proud of this analysis of Lady Bird. The integration...

2018-02-21: Easing Back into Things Federico Vitcci has a way of making you completely overhaul...

2018-02-19: The best thing about Peaky Blinders is walking around the...

2018-02-19: Time for Care & Attention Listening to the first episode of Seth Godin’s podcast Akimbo...

2018-02-17: Lady Bird was quite nice. Felt much longer than the...

2018-02-17: I can already see it starting to slip…the anxiety of...

2018-02-17: Moleskine added Actions–a basic task manager–to their excellent Timepage, basically...

2018-02-16: The Joy of Editing a Podcast with Descript Just finished editing this year’s first podcast with descript. 6...

2018-02-16: Another Look at Mother While putting together the analysis for the 2009 South Korean...

2018-02-15: First day working with descript–an insanely useful audio transcription service....

2018-02-14: First article of 2018: Dramatica: A Journey Towards a Better...

2018-02-14: A Dramatica analysis of Dr. Strangelove from last night’s class....

2018-02-13: I can fix bugs in my web app from my...

2018-02-13: Holistic Problem-Solving Narratives The little known-gem Enough Said makes its way into the...

2018-02-12: The Magic of Quickly Building Ideas for the World So, this is what I was working on this weekend,...

2018-02-12: Atom Egoyan’s haunting The Sweet Hereafter now in the Atomizer....

2018-02-11: Can I get a gold medal for finally getting this...

2018-02-11: 100 consecutive days of daily meditation—marking a milestone in my...

2018-02-10: My daughter, who will likely turn out to be a...

2018-02-09: Ok. So I thought Falcon Heavy’s duo-side booster landing was...

2018-02-09: Teaching Story Structure at Career Day So easy, even a Kindergartener could understand 🤓 Thank God...

2018-02-08: Noticed @kaa posted his home screen and thought I would...

2018-02-08: My narrative analysis of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women....

2018-02-08: I absolutely love writing on an iPad Pro with iAWriter....

2018-02-07: My son wrote yet another beautiful piece of music, Whispers...

2018-02-07: Learning so much at @LaraconOnline today, enough to keep me...

2018-02-07: Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck and The Lion King now in the...

2018-02-07: LaraconOnline all day! 🤓

2018-02-06: Elon Musk & Embracing Failure I love how Elon Musk just doesn’t give an f—....

2018-02-06: Witnessing the launch of of #FalconHeavy reminds me of getting...

2018-02-06: My analysis of The Florida Project. There’s a difference between...

2018-02-05: on keeping a Commonplace Book Working on creating a digital Commonplace book for all the...

2018-02-05: In light of Philadelphia’s win yesterday, we uploaded the unique...

2018-02-03: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. What a beautiful honest...

2018-02-02: Brooklyn finds a home in the Story Atomizer. Find out...

2018-02-01: January was the best month on record for Narrative First,...

2018-02-01: The stunning 45 Years now in the Story Atomizer. Less...

2018-02-01: Finally surpassed my previous personal best—and over the holiday season...

2018-01-31: The phenomenal Captain Fantastic is now up on the Atomizer....

2018-01-30: I want to be on the moon tonight: “You would...

2018-01-30: My analysis of Mom and Dad, a fun tale—no story—with...

2018-01-30: Keep shirking your duties as a princess and you can...

2018-01-29: Hacksaw Ridge in the Atomizer. Adding backlog of storyforms from...

2018-01-27: Twins are learning object-oriented programming at their video game creation...

2018-01-26: Longest most exciting day ever. 🧐

2018-01-26: La La Land.

2018-01-26: No matter how many times I do this, I’m still...

2018-01-25: The Narrative First Atomizer was built by a writer for...

2018-01-24: Losing Touch are Features Wow. This is amazing: @dhh That’s how I felt when...

2018-01-24: Just finished The Toys That Made Us. Great Netflix doc...

2018-01-23: Writing ✍️ several different stories at once with clients is...

2018-01-22: Fresh new face for Narrative First in 2018. 😊 Learn...

2018-01-21: That phone call on a Sunday morning that says your...

2018-01-20: Columbus. What a beautiful and moving film, every shot a...

2018-01-20: Apparently I didn’t start going to Dramatica classes until 1998,...

2018-01-19: Perfect weather to watch Lord of the Rings. Actually, maybe...

2018-01-19: Just add coffee.

2018-01-19: Back to blogging this morning. Have a lot to write...

2018-01-18: Next week, I get to visit the Dramatica archives. Which...

2018-01-18: Dungeon Masters and Storytelling Statamic creator Jack McDade explains why I loved playing D&D...

2018-01-17: Daughter and I wrote an entire story about time-traveling teenagers,...

2018-01-17: Steps towards Perfection This is exactly how I feel about the latest release...

2018-01-17: Another "*" Playground! Everyone has playgrounds nowadays...This looks fun and will undoubtedly make its way into Narrative First as a means to help writers understand conflict is not subject matter. twitter.com/staufferm…

2018-01-17: Idea to Outline in Five Minutes So how do you find the deep thematic structure for...

2018-01-17: And with that, story is revolutionized

2018-01-16: 8 hours of my life devoted to finding out that...

2018-01-16: Knee-deep in policies, and gates, and auth 👨🏻‍💻

2018-01-16: Big day here at Narrative First. Something I’ve been working...

2018-01-15: Nothing like a good run 🏃 to clear away those...

2018-01-15: Just discovered this: every event from Lord of the Rings...

2018-01-15: I love the track Sea Wall from Blade Runner: 2049...

2018-01-15: Create the environment that houses your art. 🎨

2018-01-14: Never been so excited before on a Sunday night in...

2018-01-14: Back on the Paleo, cause I got dreams.

2018-01-14: Sunday inspiration: Michaelangelo was worth $47 million. Real Artists Don’t...

2018-01-14: I feel like Wind River could have been so much...

2018-01-13: Ok. I put 52 hours into this so far this...

2018-01-13: It doesn’t bother me at all that Harry Escott’s track...

2018-01-13: The entire house to myself all weekend. Let’s get this...

2018-01-13: Finally “round-tripped” my journey through The Daily Stoic. Noticed highlights...

2018-01-12: Half an hour to decide what to watch tonight. Finally...

2018-01-12: Why oh why are there so many different words in...

2018-01-12: The English language is not surprisingly non-functional when it comes...

2018-01-12: Seeing the fan reaction for #TangledTheSeries and knowing I played...

2018-01-12: Just added to Narrative First: the storyform for Spider-Man: Homecoming....

2018-01-12: Another from Epictetus today: “There is only one path to...

2018-01-11: Equity is not a function of your environment…for those of...

2018-01-11: Breakthroughs in coding are the best. What once was resistance...

2018-01-11: Force the Main Character to be the Protagonist in your...

2018-01-11: Two entire days of my life spent in quiet reflective...

2018-01-10: The order of events carries meaning: a slap followed by...

2018-01-10: Dramatica Story theory is all about helping you effectively communicate...

2018-01-09: 4 months ago I had no idea what #Laravel or...

2018-01-09: Looks like I’ll be updating the storyform for La La...

2018-01-09: I think I might be sold on the Success Outcome....

2018-01-09: And you would think by now I would get the...

2018-01-09: Analyzing La La Land with Dramatica co-creator Chris Huntley and...

2018-01-09: That little gold button? The Storytime feature now lets you...

2018-01-09: Perfect for this dreary Tuesday morning: the storyform & Throughlines...

2018-01-09: Just when I was settling into using Things, Todoist comes...

2018-01-08: Five left to go! (Hardest part is done) Looking forward...

2018-01-08: Coming soon…an entire narrative structure based on the message you...

2018-01-08: Awesome. 9.5 hours later, the framework is built and ready...

2018-01-08: Love that my job involves texting: Objective character elements supersede...

2018-01-08: So excited to see this all come together. And on...

2018-01-07: Love the hope and optimism of this year’s Golden Globes....

2018-01-07: Client and writer-extraordinare Mike DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender) signing...

2018-01-07: My perfect Sunday morning.

2018-01-07: So, Baby Driver was a huge disappointment. Fun musical at...

2018-01-06: Yes! First pass on new Outline feature. Afternoon coding session...

2018-01-06: What you’re working on today isn’t the endpoint; it’s the...

2018-01-06: Part Two of Three all coded now. Just need to...

2018-01-05: And with that, we’re done! 360 storyforms complete with Thematic...

2018-01-05: Pretty amazed at how off many of the encodings are...

2018-01-05: Thematic Arguments completed for 233 films, plays, and novels. 127...

2018-01-05: Unbelievably wonderful day at work today. No time for new...

2018-01-03: Finally discovered my invite for micro.blog–a year in the making!...