Writing (blogs/articles)

Seed & Spark

  1. How a series creator used social media to build an audience (11/17/17)

The Financial Diet

  1. Here’s How Much My Award-Winning Web Series Cost Me To Produce (4/24/17)

The Bridge

  1. You Have Never Seen A Channel Like BRIC TV (4/7/17)

Stareable

  1. I Hate Marketing: A Complete Guide To Supplemental Content (11/15/17)
  2. I Hate Marketing: Finding Distribution For Your Web Series (11/6/17)
  3. I Hate Marketing: How To Hack The Holidays (10/30/17)
  4. I Hate Marketing: SEO Will Revolutionize Your Indie Series Discoverability (10/32/17)
  5. I Hate Marketing: You’re Doing Film Festivals Wrong (10/16/17)
  6. I Hate Marketing: How To Make (And Use) A Press Kit (10/9/17)
  7. How To Find Success in Independent Television: Interview with the executive director of ITVFest (10/4/17)
  8. I Hate Marketing: 18 Unique Things You Can Post To Social Media (10/2/17)
  9. A Conversation with the Co-stars and Creator of Conversations in LA (9/27/17)
  10. I Hate Marketing: Which Social Media Platform Should You Start With? (9/25/17)
  11. Script Supervisors- What Do You Do Again? (9/20/17)
  12. I Hate Marketing: How To Set Yourself Up For Success (9/18/17)
  13. From Small To Silver Screen: An interview with the co-creators of IFC’s Frank & Lamar (9/13/17)
  14. I Hate Marketing: An Introduction (9/11/17)
  15. Brian Jordan Alvarez on Friends, Love, and the Future of Caleb Gallo (9/6/17)
  16. How To Make A Budget (9/4/17)
  17. How To Break Down A Script In 4 Easy Steps (8/30/17)
  18. Editors- What Do You Do Again? (8/28/17)
  19. Production Assistants (PAs)- What Do You Do Again? (8/21/17)
  20. The Genius Behind ‘Stupid Idiots’ (8/16/17)
  21. Production Designers- What Do You Do Again? (8/14/17)
  22. 15 Ways To Fake A Professional Production (8/9/17)
  23. Gaffers and Grips- What Do You Do Again? (8/7/17)
  24. 5 Ways To Fake Production Quality Without A Budget (8/2/17)
  25. Sound Recordists- What Do You Do Again? (7/31/17)
  26. Directors of Photography- What Do You Do Again? (7/24/17)
  27. How To Turn Your Web Series Into A Full Time Job (7/19/17)
  28. Assistant Directors- What Do You Do Again? (7/17/17)
  29. How To Long Distance Produce Like A Pro (7/12/17)
  30. Producers- What Do You Do Again? (7/10/17)
  31. The “Tokens” Take Their Turn (7/5/17)
  32. Directors- What Do You Do Again? (7/3/17)
  33. Women Who Love And Make Porn (6/28/17)
  34. 4 Reasons Line Readings Make You A Bad Director, and 5 Tricks To Try Instead (6/26/17)
  35. When Texting A Celebrity Goes Horribly Wrong (6/21/17)
  36. 5 Writer/Actors On Kissing People As Work (6/20/17)
  37. Austin Has Hipsters Too (6/14/17)
  38. All About Locations (6/12/17)
  39. The Feels for “The Feels” (6/7/17)
  40. Parasitic Puppets and Magic Abs (5/31/17)
  41. The Audience Speaks Back: An Interview With Teen Web Series Fans (4/26/17)
  42. How To Write (and Use) a Press Release (4/19/17)
  43. Fake It While You Make It (4/5/17)
  44. Best Practices for Marketing Your Web Series on Social Media (3/8/17)
  45. Fan to Filmmaker: A Teen Creator’s Journey (3/6/17)
  46. Building a Multi-Dimensional Web Series Universe (3/1/17)
  47. All My Friends Are From Twitter (2/8/17)
  48. Literary Inspired Web Series: A Celebration (2/1/17)

NetTVNow

  1. All of the Hats (5/1/17)
  2. Budget? What Budget? (4/13/17)

TVWriter.com

  1. So You Want To Create A Web Series (weekly column)
    1. Step 1: Writing It (3/7/17)
    2. Step 2: Pre Pre-Production (3/16/17)
    3. Step 3: Money (3/22/17)
    4. Step 4: Hiring Crew (3/29/17)
    5. Step 5: Casting (4/5/17)
    6. Step 6: Contracts (4/12/17)
    7. Step 7: Pre-Production (4/19/17)
    8. Step 8: Production (4/26/17)
    9. Step 9: Production Problems (5/3/17)
    10. Step 10: Post Production (5/10/17)
    11. Step 11: Marketing Pre-Release (5/18/17)
  2. What I’ve Learned As An Indie Producer (4/6/17)
  3. I’m In My Head (4/13/17)
  4. 6 Things I Wish They’d Taught Me In High School (4/28/17)
  5. Face Person (6/7/17)
  6. The Indignance of “Indie” Film Festivals (6/16/17)
  7. Writer? (6/20/17)
  8. What Else Do People Do Again? (6/28/17)
  9. Marlon Brando Was A Dick (7/7/17)
  10. The Bechdel Test Is The WORST (7/14/17)
  11. Dream Bigger (8/18/17)
  12. How to GET FIT While Making Your Indie Film (9/8/17)
  13. Alison Sumner and the Unreliable Narrator (9/29/17)
  14. Men Are Trash (video) (11/2/17)

Interrobang

  1. Curtis Armstrong To Write Memoir About Being a Nerd in Hollywood (1/5/16)

Pacific Magazine

  1. 100 Yards of Memories (2/14/14)
  2. Football Throwback (3/4/14)
  3. Step Up (3/13/14)
  4. Fighting for Community (3/15/14)
  5. To The Moon and Back (5/7/14)
  6. The World For A Song (5/22/14)

The Pacific Index

  1. Student gives advice on freshman year, orientation (8/28/12)

Decorabilia

  1. How To Deal With Judges (1/13/11)
  2. The Burden of Proof (1/10/11)
  3. Generic Case Ideas For the Juvenile Justice Resolution (1/6/11)
  4. Objectivism: a controversial criterion in LD (1/4/11)
  5. AP Psychology is the only reason I’m good at debate (1/3/11)

The Knitting Ranch

  1. Guest Post: Having a Doll of a Time (7/25/11)
  2. Guest Post: Crocheting, Debating, and Clear Thinking (7/17/11)

Publishing Credits

  • Kudzu Review– “Brains” (Short fiction) (Summer 2014)
  • National Undergraduate Literature Conference– “Super” (Short fiction) (Spring 2013)
  • Pacific Literature by Undergraduates Magazine (PLUM)– “The Survival Sluts: Sex-Positive Female Characters in Margaret Atwood Novels” (Literary analysis) (Spring 2013)
  • Interface– Don’t Forget To Be Awesome: An In-Depth Exploration of Nerdfighteria (Academic essay) (Spring 2014)

Here is the presentation I did on the above Interface essay:

Quick facts:

  • Bachelors of Arts in Creative Writing from Pacific University with a minor in editing and publishing
  • MFA in Writing and Producing for Television from Long Island University-Brooklyn
  • Blogger for 10 years
  • Commentary and web editor for my high school newspaper
  • Fiction editor at the Silk Road Review
  • Writing tutor for two years in college
  • Participated in competitive speech and debate for 6 years (2 in high school, 4 in college)

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