My writing career includes several years in the newspaper business as a reporter, sports writer, copy editor, and managing editor and five years as a freelance commercial copywriter.
While trying to make a living in the traditional sense, I managed to do a lot of writing in my spare time–work I wanted to do, things I wanted to write, things I never got paid for.
Eventually, my spare-time creative writing began to pay off. I signed with an agent in Los Angeles and later one in New York. As it turned out, those agents were looking for backup writers during two separate Writers Guild strikes, and when they were over, I went to the bottom of the totem pole. I did, however, manage to option a screenplay, Big Sandy, to a Hollywood producer and make some money.
I’ve enlisted in the Independent Publishing Revolution, and I’m a gung-ho soldier. There’s no doubt in my military mind that the best is yet to come, and I’m looking forward to renewing my copywriting career in today's exploding digital arena and adding content marketing to my writing services.