The following is a link-filled rundown of my writing experience (formal & informal) heretofore.
I’ve always felt comfortable with – and confident in – my writing ability, but my interest in visual vehicles has always steered me away from plunging headlong into what seemed like a limited medium. Looking back on my past writing work through the lens of new opportunities, I realize that framing an idea in written words has often played a crucial role in creating and expanding on broader concepts and content. Not a novel realization, I know, but when viewed in that light, it makes the thought of reinvesting in my own writing craft an exciting prospect.
Media Coordinator // The Gathering UMC
In my 16-months working part-time for The Gathering UMC as their “Media Coordinator” (their title, not mine), I was often tasked with creating titles and tag-lines for sermon series, as well as writing the series preview copy for promotional materials and communications.
Freelance Music Journalist // Riverfront Times
- A “tag-team” review of Bruce Springsteen’s Working On A Dream, co-written with Christian Schaeffer
- A couple reviews for shows in January of 2009 featuring then-prominent local bands The Hibernauts and Target Market (which can be found here and here)
- A tour diary featuring daily entries from Gentleman Auction House’s 16-day East Coast tour in June of 2008
- Writing 30 reviews in 30 days for my favorite albums of 2010, including the following note-worthy releases:
- A 2007 press bio for local band The Hibernauts
- A 4-part “long form” blog series on my used car shopping experience entitled “Dr. Carbuyer, Or: How I Learned to Start Worrying and Hate The Entire Process” [1, 2, 3, 4]
- A rumination on, and expansion of, an article contrasting the schedules of “makers” and “managers”
- An observation of a fellow commuter in morning traffic: “No One Cares About Your E350 Convertible, Either.“
- A review (or more accurately, an impression) of Winslow’s Home
- A reflection on an NPR article about the resurgence of “emo“
Thanks for reading.