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allison_scott2Scott T. Allison is Professor of Psychology at the University of Richmond. He has authored numerous books on heroism and leadership, including Heroes in 2011; Heroic Leadership in 2013; Conceptions of Leadership in 2014; Frontiers in Spiritual Leadership in 2016; Handbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership in 2017; and Heroic Humility in 2017.

His work has been featured in media outlets such as National Public Radio, USA Today, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Slate Magazine, MSNBC, CBS, Psychology Today, and the Christian Science Monitor.  His HEROES blog has attracted a half-million visitors.  He loves chocolate, golf, Star Trek, The Walking Dead, and ballroom dancing, in roughly that order.

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gregGreg Smith founded Agile Writers in 2011 with the mission of utilizing a new approach to helping beginning writers complete a first-draft novel in 6 months. The Agile Writer Method is based upon the writings of experts in mythology, screenwriting, and psychology. His last three books are Reel Heroes, Reel Heroes & Villains, and Agile Writer: Method.

His seminars on the Agile Writer Method have informed and delighted hundreds of writers, scholars, and university students.  Since 2011, Agile Writer authors have completed 34 first draft novels, 14 published novels, and two members have been nominated for the coveted James River Writer Best Unpublished Novel Contest.  Greg loves improv, crab legs, comic book heroes, and computer software.



  1. Abe Ray says:

    Have you reviewed the movie “angry birds “

    • Greg Smith says:


      We haven’t yet. But it is on our radar. There are so many good movies to review – and we only do one a week – that we may not get to Angry Birds. However, if you have seen it, why don’t you tell us your thoughts?

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