Writing

I am a damn good writer. It’s not bragging when it’s true.

WritingI’m good at it because I love to write.

That’s me, at the end of a 10-hour day of construction work volunteering with HERO Housing of Alabama. I’m there as part of a martial arts event. Everybody else is either sacked out on their sleeping bags, drinking sweet iced tea or rolling¬†with other martial artists.

And I’m in the corner writing because I just had this great idea for a short story. There’s something about grabbing a handful of words by the throat and shaking them until they turn into effective, beautiful prose that’s as much fun as I can have with my clothes on*. I love the craft. I love the process. I love the lifestyle writing creates for me and my family.

I also love the challenge: no matter how good I get, I can always do better. I once dreamed of writing well enough to get published, then I wanted to write something that would get me paid. Somebody recently compared me favorably to Hunter S. Thompson, but I aspire to a favorable comparison with David Quammen or Joe Lansdale.

Some of my recent favorite gigs include:

  • ¬†Several dozen blog posts about small business success.
  • A white paper on virtual desktop integration.
  • Helping a former stripper and madame write her memoir.
  • A profile piece on four of my living heroes.
  • Interviewing a minor celebrity.
  • Ad copy for small and medium businesses.
  • Kickstarter campaign copy for books and games.
  • Two trend pieces on the burgeoning craft mead industry.
  • A Cthulhu/WW2/Cyberpunk/Time Travel crossover role-playing game adventure
  • The obituary for Keiko Fukuda: a feminist icon and Judo pioneer.
  • A novella about two drunk idiots and a goat.

If you need great written content. I will write it for you. I don’t come cheap these days, but don’t worry. If you’re not in a position to buy BMW, I can put you in touch with some reliable Chevys and Toyotas.

 

*DISCLAIMER: Saying it’s as much fun as I can have with my clothes on in no way implies I am wearing clothes every time I write.

 

 

 

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