Hi, I’m Brendan.

I’m a writer, media-maker, and lifelong student. I’m curious about all sorts of things and I love exploring new ways to learn and create.

Current fascinations include: antilibraries, narrative structure, writing hip-hop lyrics, creative habits, the Long Now, and the future of libraries.

Below you’ll find links galore. Take a look around and let me know if anything sparks your interest!



How I describe myself


What I’m working on now


My biggest influences


My favorite books


Books I want to read



Writings large and small

best of

A few of my favorites


(Cross-post central!)



Projects past and present

self starter’s guide

Helping people learn and create

cracking the code

The day job :)

diacritical mass

Literary experiments

idea exchange

Join me for dinner!

And Beyond…


Work with me


Learn with me


Tweet @ me


Check out my blogroll

Recent Blog Posts / View All Posts

My Gift to You: A Bounty of Billion-Dollar Business Ideas

| Business, Creativity | No Comments

One night not so very long ago, my self-imposed daily writing word count goal loomed. But I was feeling like a sleepy dumb rhinoceros, and didn’t know what to write…

My Many Libraries

| Life, Reading | No Comments

One of the best books I’ve read in the past few years is Alberto Manguel’s “The Library at Night”. Manguel writes about the idea of a library from many different…

Intersection of Fiction and History

| Creativity, Storytelling, Writing | 2 Comments

Fiction and reality often intersect in interesting, surprising ways. Actual events merge with the imagined; invented stories draw on and feed back into history. In many ways they’re obviously distinct…

10 Favorite Things

| Life | No Comments

I recently made a list of ten of my favorite things, to share with the awesome Uncommon in Common community. This was fun, so I figured, why not share with…

Sign up for an occasional peek at what I'm working on!

Enter your email below to subscribe to my very-occasional personal newsletter, "Notes from Schlagetown".

When I get around to it, I'll send thoughts on my current projects, things I've read and learned, and other fun and unpredictable nuggets.

No spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Results not guaranteed. Etc. etc. Powered by ConvertKit