"Writing is rewriting—it's slashing, cutting, reassembling, editing, polishing, and repolishing."

Creative Writing

About Creative Writing...

Creative writing is many things to many people. At its heart, it is the ability to tell a story—a complete narrative that begins with a character or symbol, tells the reader what happens to them, and ends with a satisfying conclusion that shows how the character or symbol changed in some meaningful way. This is the core of what Bill works to accomplish in all of his creative writing endeavors.

Beyond the art and craft of creating a compelling story, there is also the skill of reading the works of others and helping them understand how to improve it. This is done through editing, critiquing, providing coverage, and working with authors in a consulting capacity to help them sharpen the tools in their writing toolbox. He has taken the hard-skills of writing business and technical works and applied his education and experience in creative writing to both the development of original works and editing existing material.

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Multi-Genre
  • Digital Content
  • One-on-One Writing Critiques
  • Manuscript Editing
  • Script Development and Editing
  • Screenplay Coverage
  • Consulting

Business & Tech Writing

About Business Writing...

Businesses need documentation and writing services to meet a variety of functions and purposes. Whether to provide procedures to staff, descriptions of systems and processes for on-going use and support, or to meet external regulatory requirements, having someone to turn to who has the experience and professionalism to design, develop, and deliver well-written technical documentation and business communications can save companies significant money and improve their brand image.

Having spent over 30 years working for Fortune 100 and Global 500 companies, Bill has the ability to create and deliver professional business communications, process and procedure documentation, and technical system support materials to meet your business needs. He has experience working in regulated industries and understands what documentation needs to exist and what that documentation needs to contain in order to improve companies’ ability to meet regulatory requirements.

  • Editing and Updating Existing Doc Sets
  • Reports
  • User Guides and Training Manuals
  • Procedures
  • Data Flow Diagrams
  • System Operations Guides
  • Position Papers
  • General Communications
  • Social Media Content & Blogging
  • Consulting

 

Current Projects

Creative Writing Projects...

Bill can be found working on a variety of projects at any given time. At the moment, he spends his free time collaborating with a friend of many years, D. A. Schulz, on a series of short works.

The stories are set in a rich and detailed fantasy world called Eldermasse, where constant strife between the Wizards and the Mages has kept the world’s inhabitants on edge. In some areas, magic is considered not only taboo and illegal, but a curse! In other areas, those with the ability to wield magic live in varying degrees of tolerance along the spectrum of trust and mistrust.

The stories focus on the lives of ordinary people thrust into the most extraordinary circumstances. The reader follows the harried experiences of the common people, many of whom are not that different from themselves, as they strive to win out against impossible odds. Sometimes they succeed. Sometimes they don’t. It is a world of magic and merchants, monsters and mayhem, wizards and wonders. Eldermasse: The World of Common Heroes.

  • The Siek Comes to Town
  • The Prophet’s Harvest
  • The Siek Rides the Storm
  • The Prophet’s Long Arm
  • The Siek Heralds an Age