SPP194 Goals, Resolutions, and Kicking Ass in the New Year

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes Today, the guys talk about their goals and resolutions for 2016. Dave was strangely enthusiastic. Something cool: Sean’s new fav book is ‘Level Up Your Life,’ Johnny’s is the Smarter Artist Summit and his new Fitbit, and Sean stole Dave’s cool thing. The […]

Whoring Our Talents

NOTE: This is an abridged excerpt from the book, Fiction Unboxed.  We Only Tell Stories. Sorta. We didn’t set out to be nonfiction authors. Really, we didn’t. I met Sean online because we both wrote for a popular website called Copyblogger. Copyblogger is tops in its field, but not a haven for story-spinners. It’s more about […]

Finally: Fiction Unboxed Transcripts

It’s ridiculous that these transcripts took us so long. When we launched our Kickstarter project ALMOST SIX MONTHS AGO, selling the transcripts as an entry level way to experience Fiction Unboxed seemed like a no-brainer. In fact, the Fiction Unboxed book was basically going to be the transcripts all put together with some light editing. But we […]

7 Things You Need to Know About Fiction Unboxed 1.5

If you weren’t in Fiction Unboxed, you might not know this … but it was the best month ever! Yes, it was exhausting, but we hardly cared. The project stuffed us inside a confining space worthy of Houdini (30-day ticking clock, 1000 people watching, no ideas of what to write … GO! WRITE A 100,000-WORD […]

The Engine World Commandments (For Writers in the Dream Engine‘s Open-Source Fiction World)

One of my favorite things about Fiction Unboxed and the novel it spawned (The Dream Engine) came out of nowhere, as part of our funding the project through Kickstarter. We decided that the world our book took place in wouldn’t just be an open story world in which others could write … but that it would actually […]

Fiction Unboxed: Last Chance

If you’re reading this the day it’s posted, then you almost for sure fall into one of two categories. You’re either an Unboxer, or you’re not and are likely sick of hearing about it. Still, not letting you know that we’re retiring the old price in 72 hours would be negligent. It’s possible you’re curious […]

A Special Unboxed Offer

Fiction Unboxed is finally finished, and we’re celebrating with a very special offer. It was difficult to come up with the original price for our project. We had a good idea of what we thought that Unboxed should be, but no true frame of reference. We hadn’t ever done anything like it before, and to our […]

Fiction Unboxed Goodbye, Rewards Update, Archive Tour, and What’s Next!

Today, I’m going to be showing Johnny the new Unboxed archive pages that Jacob and I have been working on for all our Unboxers. We’ll also be talking about the rewards we still owe you and the “How We Use Scrivener to Plan Stories” video series. Lastly, and perhaps most interestingly, we’ll be talking about […]

How to Write a Novel: Fiction Unboxed (The Full Story)

Fiction Unboxed is a first-of-its-kind “writing performance” in which two successful, full-time authors wrote and published a 100,000-word book in 30 days … while a live audience watched every little detail of the process, with nothing held back. NOTE #1: Existing Unboxers who are signed up at the Unboxed site will have to re-register here. […]