Centaurs and Canadians [FU2]

Fortnightly update 2: 23.12.2019 to 05.01.2020

While I’ve kept a crude text file diary for a few years now, I’m now going to summarise the happenings of my life in fortnightly blog posts like this one and share them to both Facebook and LinkedIn. This will allow me to be consistent with how I share my progress as a writer and editor, while also improving my reflection process. I’ll post the fortnightly updates on either Sundays or Mondays, though if anything dinosaur-huge happens, I may still make separate posts about it; these fortnightly posts are more about my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs.

The Front

I write scripts for the popular YouTube channel The Front.

In the first week of the fortnight, we uploaded a video on Canadians and their savagery in World War II. This is the first video in which I was involved to reach 100,000 views, and it’s still climbing!

In the second week, we uploaded the third part in a six-part series about the worst casualties to military units in World War II.

On top of that, I wrote the script on “shady” brands and companies involved in World War II, a script on “unkillable” soldiers, and started another script on how World War II strengthened the Poles. I’ve also started to interact with the YouTube community through comments and will soon be managing related Facebook pages and Instagram accounts!

The Jerk’E’Club

I write the blog post series Tales of Two Jerks for The Jerk’E’Club.

This fortnight, I wrote Chapter 3 of Tales of Two Jerks, and the Jerk’E’Club posted it on Christmas day.

Project Bronze

I managed to get a little work done on the secret-ish D&D project I’m working on with Roderick Fernandes, who started producing some concept art for it in the last week. Here is a sneak peek into Project Bronze.

PB concept art 1

Fein’s Deluge

I haven’t touched my work if interactive fiction Fein’s Deluge in a while, though last week I worked with a friend to resolve some technical issues and bring the “game” up to scratch for a proper release.

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fiction_shots

This fortnight, I posted five fiction_shots pieces on both Instagram and Twitter. I also started writing pieces using #vss365 word prompts. It’s a great way to stay motivated, and I’m already starting to find my place in the community.

My first piece was about Christmas. Jolly.

The second was about change.

The third was about purpose.

The fourth was about growing up.

And the fifth was about digging an unfinished story out of the bottom drawer and finishing it.

Conclusion

Despite the chaos of the holiday season, I managed to get some good work done and hit all of my goals. It really comes down to discipline, and I have more of that than I have talent or brains.

Thanks for reading, and here’s to a fruitful year.

30 countries and 30 blog posts [FU1]

Fortnightly update 1: 09.12.2019 to 22.12.2019

While I’ve kept a crude text file diary for a few years now, I’m now going to summarise the happenings of my life in fortnightly blog posts like this one and share them to both Facebook and LinkedIn. This will allow me to be consistent with how I share my progress as a writer and editor, while also improving my reflection process. I’ll post the fortnightly updates on either Sundays or Mondays, though if anything dinosaur-huge happens, I may still make separate posts about it; these fortnightly posts are more about my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs.

Chad Gerber Photography

As for this first fortnight, it’s actually pretty dinosaur-huge. My good friend Chad Gerber finished writing his 30th and final blog post on his 2019 photography trip around much of the world. I was there with him the whole way, in spirit (over the internet), and edited all 30 of his blog posts. The featured image of this post is a shot of Chad’s from Iceland, the last place he visited and the subject of his last blog post. This was an ambitious project, and I think we executed it beautifully. I’m looking forward to working with Chad again. We certainly have creative chemistry

See, I really should have made my own post about every blog post Chad and I worked on together, but I didn’t. This illustrates just how useful these fortnightly updates will be to me.

For your convenience, here are links to every one of the 30 blog posts I worked on with Chad over 2019:

IcelandArizona | Croatia | Bosnia & Herzegovina | Serbia | Road Trip Part VI | Road Trip Part V | Road Trip Part IV | Road Trip Part III | Road Trip Part II | Road Trip Part I | Andorra | Spain | Portugal | Morocco | Egypt | Cyprus | Israel | Turkey | Thailand | Macau | Hong Kong | Laos | Malaysia | Cambodia | Brunei | Singapore | Vietnam | Bali

The Front

For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been writing scripts for the popular YouTube channel The Front since October this year.

In the first week of the fortnight, we uploaded the first video in a six-part series about the worst casualties to military units in World War II.

In the second week, we uploaded the second part.

On top of that, I wrote the script for a video on Canadians in World War II, two scripts for a two-part video on the most heroic pilots of World War II, and started another script on the “shadiest” brands/companies involved in World War II.

fiction_shots

Again, for those who don’t know, fiction_shots is both a writing community and a platform to share and post flash fiction and its derivatives (microfiction, vss, etc.). I’ve been maintaining it on Instagram and for a few months now, but this fortnight I made a Twitter profile for fiction_shots. I intend to grow both of the communities over 2020 and beyond. Right now, I’m putting most of my energy into creating content.

The first week’s piece was about a cemetery, I guess,

The second week’s piece was about my very good friend tinnitus.

If you’re into it, don’t forget to follow along. It’s only going to get bigger and better.

Project Bronze

I also finally got some time to work on the secret-ish Dungeons & Dragons project I’m working on with Roderick Fernandes. I’ll release more information on this soon, though I can tell you that it’s influenced by Greek mythology, sort of.

Conclusion

This fortnight was as busy as any other, though it was all about wrapping up projects and setting the pieces for new ones.

Thanks for reading, and thanks again to Chad for the editing opportunity and for letting me use your image in this post.

Writing for The Front and The Jerk’E’Club

A month has passed in these last two weeks. At least, that’s how it feels being this busy. Though, of all that’s happened in these month-weeks of mine, I’m most excited to announce two things in particular — my new position writing scripts for the World War II YouTube channel The Front and my position writing the blog series Tales of Two Jerks for The Jerk’E’ Club.

The Front

The Front is a popular and growing YouTube channel which specialises in the Second World War, and I’m writing video scripts for its owner/narrator.

The Front

The first video featuring one of my scripts was posted this morning!

If you want to follow my progress, please consider subscribing to The Front. Alternatively, I’ll be linking all of the videos to which I contribute in my commercial portfolio.

Tales of Two Jerks

The Jerk’E’Club — i.e. “The Jerks You Can Trust” — make delicious “gourmet craft beef jerky” out of Perth, Western Australia, and I’m writing the blog post series Tales of Two Jerks for them!

Jerk'E'Club

If you want to learn more about my contributions here, I’ll be linking each post in my commercial portfolio.

What else?

I’ve also set up @fiction_shots this week! It’s an Instagram profile I maintain with a group of other writers, to which we post at least one piece of microfiction every week!

#fs_logo

You can learn more about @fiction_shots my either visiting it on Instagram or by visiting its page on this website. We’re always looking for fresh contributors!

Thanks

Exciting stuff, right? Well, it’s only the beginning, and I’m always hunting for new opportunities. If you have any of those sweet, sweet opportunities for me, see my work with me and/or contact page.

Thank you.