VN Episode 8: Morissa Schwartz and GenZ Publishing

This week on Virtual Napkins TV, Shane recounts last weekend’s Brain 2 Books Cyber Convention. Then he sits down with the voice of generation Z and founder of GenZ Publishing, Morissa Schwartz. Shane and Morissa discuss the benefits of indie publishing and her path to being a digital entrepreneur. Additionally, Antonio brings back one of…

VN Episode 7: Jeremy Smith and ‘The Singularity’

Join Shane this week for an update on writing-related news. Shane discusses the APA finally allowing for singular usage of the third-person pronoun ‘they’ and Antonio previews the reboot of Stephen King’s It. Finally, Shane sits with composer Jeremy Smith, to discuss his new project, ‘The Singularity,’ a ballet that tells a computer’s artificial intelligence coming-of-age…

VN Episode 6: Joe Compton and GoIndieNow

Virtual Napkins is back for Season 2! Catch up with what has been going on with Antonio since last season’s tryst with Miranda (spoiler alert: he’s not handling it well). Shane also discusses this year’s Brain 2 Books Cyber Convention–a convention for readers and authors to connect that takes place exclusively online (and it’s free…

Then the Rain Falls

Tonight, it’s raining. It’s 8:00 PM, and the rain woke me up from a nap I started when work was over because I couldn’t sleep last night. Last night, I poured a glass of bourbon and started writing to you on the old typewriter I keep in the apartment for my drunk friends to type…

Writing and Drinking Whiskey in the Forest

I have been back from the mountains for two or three weeks now. It’s hard to tell, really. The summer days all tend to run together. But still, on June 13, I packed my shit up and headed west toward the Blue Ridge Mountains. Earlier this year, I applied for a residency in those mountains…

New Star Wars and the Kid in Me

When I was a kid, I lived for Fridays. Of course, as an adult, I still live for Fridays–but the reasons have changed a bit. As a kid, I knew that Fridays were for going to the local video rental store. For those of you who don’t know, video rental stores were like Netflix except…