Joel Stewart has a PhD in Linguistics and lives in Georgia with his wife and two children. Leave a comment, donate, or give us a 5 star review. It’ll do a lot to keep us producing the podcast. It might even give us enough reason to quit drinking. The Screw #010 Donate Soundcloud  iTunes  Photo by Kingston […]

Henry Simpson is the author of several novels, two short story collections, many book reviews, and occasional pieces in literary journals. His most recent novel is Golden Girl (Newgame, 2017). Leave a comment, donate, or give us a 5 star review. It’ll do a lot to keep us producing the podcast. It might even give […]

Podcast Notes: “Everything Zen” by Bush Definition of Swagger Scrutiny on Twitter Definition of Success Writing Nonfiction Mid-life Crisis Leave a comment, donate, or give us a 5-star review. It’ll do a lot to keep us producing the podcast. It might even give us enough reason to quit drinking. Bonus Episode #002 Donate Soundcloud  iTunes  […]

Anna O’Brien is a writer and veterinarian in Maryland. She is a contributing editor for the magazine Horse Illustrated and has had fiction most recently published in Bewildering Stories, Blue Fifth Review, and Cheap Pop. She is also the managing blog editor for Luna Station Quarterly. She likes fat, slow dogs, and fast bicycles. She has one of each and posts pictures of […]

There was a Japanese man who had two sons. The eldest son grew up and decided to become an artist. However, he ultimately decided against this pursuit because his father was so vehemently against it. He instead became an industrial designer and created a pillow that was also a chair that folded into itself for efficient […]

Podcast Notes: Bonus Episode #001 <– Welcome Video The River at MOMA 3001: The Final Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke Palace of Desire by Naguib Mahfouz Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz The Kingdom by Fuminori Nakamura The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura Grammatically Correct by Anne Stillman Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life by Joshua Fields Millburn & […]

Editor’s Journal If you’ve listened to any of the Writing, Books, & Bourbon episodes of The Screw, then you’ve heard a bit about my novels. This is an update that won’t be in our upcoming podcasts. As a matter of fact, it’s a deviation from what we’ve previously recorded and will be posting in the […]

If you pay attention to this site at all, you’ve probably noticed that it’s gone through a few facelifts over the years. Some of that has been in an effort to make the content more readable while some has been merely aesthetic. What I’m after is that place that would help me bridge the gap […]

One of Scrutiny‘s past contributors, Quentin Norris, sent a tweet about distraction and procrastination a few days ago and it got me thinking about the writing process. Specifically, how much of writing is not writing? How often is writing happening when we aren’t putting a single word down on the page? Some people would say […]

The story of the original Scrutiny and some Christmas stuff… I’ve been thinking about tradition a lot lately. I guess I’m just trying to make this Christmas special. Someone accused me of trying to reclaim the magic I experienced in my youth. I thought that was an astute observation, but inaccurate. What I’m hoping to […]