Writing

I love writing. It has taken me a lifetime to learn to love the art of writing, but it is something I do because it is who I am now. I probably write at least 1,000 words a day on average in all their various forms. Much like photography, I have always wanted to work as a freelance writer, and after a lifetime of writing I’m finding a good niche as a content creator for online sources. This is where I spend most of my freelance writing time. If you are interested in talking to me about content creation for your company please contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Freelance Content Writing Examples

Newsletters

Original Poetry

Masters Writing

Academic writing wasn’t one that I sought out but it was given to me by the sake of being in a seminary. Scholarly work is sometimes a mystery, even to those doing the writing, but over time you learn to refine the skills needed. I decided as much for myself as anything else to do a general list of my writing here. I make no claims as to its academic quality except that it takes a lot of effort and time.

Essays and Research Papers

Critical Reviews

The Future of Words

For thousands of years, writing has been the form and means of communication between cultures and generations. Today, that medium has changed, or is rapidly changing, to a form of communication of images, not words. As this happens, we read less, write less, and further distance ourselves from the method of communication that was vital to all generations prior to our own. We may be perfectly comfortable with our medium of high def video and perfect audio, but something is always lost in translation. In the exact same way we take a book and turn it into a movie, we lose something, sometimes a great deal. The original message is presented to us in a readers digest form, and the details of the original work are lost.

I am far from the best reader or the best writer, but I think it is vitally important for our generation, and the generations to come, to embrace the art of words, writing in full sentences, full detailed thoughts placed there for us to read, before the written word becomes an unknown language.

Please DO NOT plagiarize any of the work here. You are welcome to use it, reference it, quote it, but please don’t just call it your own, it took me a really really long time to write what I have posted here.

What is Your Writing?

I think writing is becoming a lost art in our culture today. And while I don’t claim to be a “writer” in a pulitzer way any more than I claim to be a photographer in the Ansel way, but I am a bit of both. I do like to write, and try to write every day. If I am not writing here in my blog I am writing in a journal which I have kept now (and am converting all of it to a digital medium) for years. Regardless whether the writing you do is perfect or full of grammatical errors, I have found that it becomes priceless as time goes by and memories fade.

Start by reading. A ton. Look for some really high quality writers. Roger Angell is one of my favorite writers. I have a page on reading if you want to see more on some high quality writers.

Impactful Writings By Other Authors

Other Items of Interest

Selected Entries From My Journal (coming soon)

  • Surf (poem)
  • Hot Walk Around
  • Spotting in ATL
  • Aviation Photography Spotting at Las Vegas McCarran Airport :: Throwback Thursday
  • What is the Church? 10 Things the Bible Says About the Church
  • The Day Evil Became Visible

I am continually trying to update this page with my writing in various forms. Although photography is my love, I am a prolific writer, mainly in journal form. As of this writing in June 2022 I have written about 12,000 journal entries totaling over 4,000,000 words (some of my published entries are above).

If you are interested in journaling I would highly recommend the Day One App, it is basically the industry leader and is hands down the very best option out there. I have used it since the beta days. If you want the best approach to journaling, I use markdown files in IAWriter on my iPhone, it’s the cleanest, most distraction free writing available.

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