I’m a book hoarder, songbird, and writer from the woods of Maine. I like the taste of language.
I’ve invested over a decade of serious study in the craft of writing. I’ve written everything from satirical news stories, a la The Onion, to guitar lessons and feature articles and haiku.
In Autumn 2009 I created The Lyric Writer’s Workroom website from scratch, starting with $20 in seed money and bootstrapping the rest on the strength of my writing skills alone. The Workroom now enjoys over 10,000 monthly readers and 3,786 subscribers.1
I pride myself on being a disciplined creative; one who can deliver consistently and reliably under time constraints. Every morning, over coffee, I practice writing skills the way that you’d practice any sport or musical instrument.
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In late 2011 I demonstrated my descriptive writing skills for Pat Pattison, a Berklee College of Music professor, by writing a sensory description of “A cliff overlooking the ocean” in thirty seconds. Pat used the piece to help illustrate descriptive writing in his book Songwriting Without Boundaries, published by Writer’s Digest Press in 2012. I was then invited back to create examples for a creative writing course inspired by Pat’s book at Berklee Online.
In July of 2012, CDBaby’s D.I.Y. Musician blog named me one of their top 100 Must-Follow Music Resources on Twitter. In June 2013, HuffPost Live invited me as a guest to help interview legendary songwriter Diane Warren.
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