My book Spellbound Sword just passed 20,000 reads on Wattpad. Click the above picture to read it for free! Join in on the fun. 75% of the story is available now, with the rest coming chapter-by-chapter every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (EST).
Matt Shore Reel: Writing
Here are some of my best writing samples.
(UPDATED:) Spellbound Sword’s Popularity Booms!
(UPDATE: As of today, Spellbound Sword has 4k reads!)
Great news! Wattpad has made my story, Spellbound Sword, a featured story in the Adventure category on their website. As a result, Spellbound Sword is gaining a ton of popularity. We’ve gone from about 100 readers a month to 100 readers a day in the course of a single week. Currently the story has about 3500 reads, up from 2300 on Wednesday. It’s also achieved the rank of #54 in terms of popularity within the Adventure category, which includes hundreds of thousands of stories. Crack out the champagne!
Birth of the Modern Comedy
Here’s a link to my new article about why I think The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle are even funnier than Anchorman 2. This second sentence serves no purpose other than to make the previous link stand out. Let’s face it, you’re paying more attention to Jennifer Lawrence.
Actually Scary Haunted House
I started a sketch group this past month, and here’s our very first sketch, just in time for Halloween! I wrote this one and do the voice of the schpooky guy running the show. I hope you enjoy it!
Bearded Out : Two-Man Improv
Tim McGovern and I do a two-man improv show for some reason. It’s called BEARDED OUT! It’s really funny and you should come see it. But don’t like, drive cross country if you don’t live in LA, because that would be ludicrous. On the plus side, we’ll be booking some shows in NYC just after Christmas and New Years. What do you call it..? January. If you want us to play at your venue, just contact me (shorester [at] gmail [dot] com) and we’ll set it up. Here are our upcoming show dates:
OCT 15 2012
Improv Prize Fight – Ruby Theater (The Complex: 6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA) – 7:00 PM
Please come support us at this show. It’s like a Battle of the Bands, so if we win, we move on to the next round.
OCT 27 2012
Bearding Venus – Neon Venus Art Theater (7023 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038) – 11:00 PM
Bearded Out’s Monthly Show at Neon Venus. Two other teams perform. All sets last around 20 minutes. (60 min total, math whiz.)