Stephen Kastner

Stephen Kastner

Stephen Kastner is a Vermont-based writer and digital media specialist who founded the Green Mountain Writers Group. Once a professional photo-journalist, he has lived and reported on life in Paris, Havana, and all across China. He is currently working on a novel and a screenplay about his Quaker ancestor Thomas Maule, a rebel against the Puritan theocracy during the Salem witchcraft trials. Kastner typically works solo under the commercial banner of DesignWise Studios where he creates print and digital story content including websites, press releases, book trailers, and social media enhanced with custom video and photography. You can find him on Substack, YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook Pages, and several of his own websites. Follow his Antediluvian Attitudes on Substack:

Harold and Maude Trivia Collection

Harold and Maude

Anyone who’s seen Harold and Maude more than once begins to notice interesting tidbits and trivia. The screenplay for Harold and Maude was Colin Higgins’ thesis for the UCLA screenwriting MFA program. The professor teaching the course told Colin that…

Good Naked, What Could Go Wrong?

Joni B. Cole

Of course I signed up for a Writer’s Workshop entitled Good Naked. I saw her before I entered the room, instantly sensing an attractive alpha female, having taken a flash inventory of the participants as I opened the glass door.…

Submittable, Duotrope? Meet The Grinder

Green Mountain Writers

The Submission Grinder is a free submission tracker and market database for writers of fiction and poetry. In 2013, David Steffen and Anthony Sullivan founded The Submission Grinder, a donation-supported website to help writers find publishers for their work, which continues…

Saturday Watch Party 3/20

Green Mountain Writers Review

Join us at this Watch Party to learn from the masters including: David Sedaris on Observing the World Malcolm Gladwell on Holding Readers: Tools for Engagement Roxanne Gay on Challenging Ideas and Changing Minds Steve Martin on Story Techniques …as…