Category Archives: Video Shorts

A Cloverfield Paradox Review from an Alternate Reality Where it Was Great

A review of The Cloverfield Paradox from an alternate reality where it was a great movie that actually felt like a proper sequel to the original, you know, the one with the giant monster in it. Continue reading A Cloverfield Paradox Review from an Alternate Reality Where it Was Great

Backseat Driver: A Short Story Video Reading

A horror story about a dark passenger too many of us are forced to chauffeur: depression. Continue reading Backseat Driver: A Short Story Video Reading

Submitted for Your Approval

Watch me do my best Rod Serling impression to discuss myself and my writing.

Here’s the script:

Submitted for your approval, a blog on writing fantasy, horror, and the myriad of genres in between. Brought to you by a Mister Drew T. Chial, an author voted most likely to be sucked into cyber space, where he now resides.

From this void Drew has amassed a multitude of motivating maxims to share with his following.

He’ll help you cross that colossal cosmic cube that keeps creatives from commuting through the astral plane. In other words, he’ll get you past writer’s block.

Together you’ll beat back the tropes and clichés that plague modern writing, learn what to do if someone has already used your idea, and find out how to summarize an entire story in a single page.

Follow him if you’re looking for a different flavor of inspiration. Follow him if you want articles on writing that go into more depth than mere definitions. Follow him if you like cynically sarcastic satire on the whole sordid scene.

In just one moment you’ll be able to visit Drew Chial dot com. The price of admission: your attention.

Also, be sure to like, subscribe, comment, share, tweet, up vote, reblog, swipe right, ring the bell, follow on social, join the newsletter, back my project, become a patron, and say a little prayer.

For if you do our paths just might cross in the Twilight Zone. Continue reading Submitted for Your Approval

Drew’s Reviews: Annihilation

Drew’s Reviews: Annihilation by Alex Garland and how it differs from the novel by Jeff Vandermeer.

The Words Got Him: A Video Reading

A dark poem about a curse that afflicts so many writers.

About Smoking and Anxiety: VLOG

A conversation about how social anxiety once fed into my smoking habit and a reading of a poem called The Nicotine Always Wins.

What to Do When You’ve Written Yourself Into Your Story: Vlog

It happens to the best of us. You set out to write a story with fiercely original characters, but then a life event compels you to write yourself into the plot. Maybe you just had to get something off of your chest, but now you’re story has a you sized problem… and it might just do something to the real you to deal with it.

Over Branding: A Video Reading

Budding authors are always told to build a brand, to gain a following, to get their names out there, but what happens when they go too far?

Poetry Today: A Video Reading

Commentary on the state of commercial poetry in the form of a poem that reads like a dis track.

Take it on the Chin: A Video Reading

A poem about what it feels like when friends tell you just, “go for it” when you have a well informed fear of heartbreak.