Stephen Kastner

Stephen Kastner

Since 1997, I have been an independent consultant at DesignWise Studios. I began as a visual artist in painting and photography. In the 1980s, I was a professional photo-journalist for the NYT papers in Florida. In 2006, I lived in Yunnan, China and spent 6 months as a filmmaker while designing the curriculum for what was to became the top-rated Chinese Culture Spa on TripAdvisor, the Linden Centre. Now, I employ writing, digital photography, videography, graphic design, and networked media to create all varieties of digital storytelling and I coach authors to write their stories and share them via self-publishing at Green Mountain Writers Group.

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…

Saturday Watch Party 3/13

We will screen Burroughs: The Movie, a 1.5-hour film at 7 PM followed by a half hour discussion. Made up of intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet filmed over the course of five years, Howard Brookner’s 1983…

Saturday Watch Party 3/6

Green Mountain Writers Review

Join us at this Watch Party to learn from the masters including: Mystery Writer David Baldacci on Outlining, Joyce Carol Oates on Exploring Taboos and Darkness, Poet Billy Collins on Working with Form, and Aaron Sorkin on Writing Captivating Dialogue…

Saturday Watch Party 2/27

Our next Watch Party on, Saturday Feb. 27 will feature Jim Jarmusch’s Stranger Than Paradise. Click to RSVP on Meetup… Here’s a link to download the original screenplay (PDF) to study in advance…  Stranger Than ParadiseDirected by Jim Jarmusch • 1984…