PROFESSIONAL / CREATIVE / INSPIRATIONAL FREELANCE WRITING:
For 30+ years I’ve been a professional writer. I’ve written most successfully for nonprofit and small business initiatives, taking time away to serve a sentence or two as the administrative staff of a change agency. Now I find myself seeking ways to blend the values of action and impact with entertainment and empowerment fiction, movie scripts, and the telling of the tales of others!
If you need a ghoster, I’m here to do your thing. I usually write based on a prearrangement price and payment schedule that is reasonable for both of us. My goal is to give you a final project ready for use or sale or to help you get over your hump.
FOR THE PAYERS: If you need words to do your things, send a message. I have tons of samples of grants, business plans, correspondence, informative pieces, community action materials, etc. And, I have fiction, scripts, etc. to peruse on the sample page! Happy to send a cost estimate and details of how it works. My costs are reasonable and usually determined on a per-project basis.
FOR READERS AND EDITORS: The InterWebs require fiction and entertainment writers to be, in a manner of speaking, virginal with their submissions. Dare I post something here for you to read, it may become narrative non grata! Accordingly, jump over to this page for an amuse bouche and access to my private collection. I’d love to hear your thoughts as these stories unfold before us both.
ALSO: Here is a bit of a bio I put together recently about getting across my history. Thought you might appreciate it:
ALLAN SHORE, The Accidental Deviant — BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY OF CREATIVE ENDEAVORS: Beginning in 1976, Shore started what he hoped might be a promising academic career, earning a BA in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Western Michigan University, followed by welcoming arms for entry into graduate studies for Criminology at The Ohio State University. Almost immediately, he settled on studying a variation on the themes, with attention to social and cultural deviance, or the purposeful breaking of norms. Little did he realize that his MA and fate would direct such interests towards 30 years of freelance writing and executive nonprofit management, turning what are cutting edge (outside of the norm) ideas into socially empowering deviance for good. By the late 1980s, had become a bit of a force for starting a double bottom line initiative in Richmond, CA, starting the evolution of a movement to blend the values of profit and purpose towards what is considered Impact Investing. Soon thereafter, across the 1990s — and well before the new ideas for philanthropic funding took hold — he became an underling leader (worker) behind the first global HIV/AIDS visibility initiative (the International AIDS Candlelight Memorials, a precursor to World AIDS Day that ultimately engaged some 1,200 localities), which he parlayed into his involvement as the agency leader for an ally agency to an event now known as the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day — arguably, with some 40 million participants to date, a powerful motivator behind many current gender justice visibility efforts. It was these experiences and work in early childhood educational models and other nonprofit collaboratives that convinced him of the empowering wisdom of entertaining and engaging the masses. In about 2005, he began a journey to turn his writing towards using the science of fiction (and factual commentaries) as building block adventures for social advancement. The tales are now getting ready to make an appearance — much of which is bibliographically listed here!