Words
[ Between the Lines of Age ]

The written word allows for the most explicit, nuanced transfer of ideas. Whether it’s creative writing or technical writing, the use of voice, tone, and imagery lets the reader get inside the writer’s head. My experience with copywriting, essays, short stories, and screenplays has taught me the best way to communicate ideas for any given format.

Essays &
Technical Writing

Ward  Business  Plan

Parsing the Games Industry

In an annual survey conducted by the Entertainment Software Association, 22% of people surveyed indicated that games possessing an interesting story or premise influenced them to purchase a video game. This factor, above all others, was the most influential amongst respondents. However, large firms in the video game industry are only interested in producing games that put gameplay first and narrative second. Ward means to change that. Read the rest of our business plan here.

Organizational Structures

And their effect on productivity

An examination on the different organizational structures found in for-profit companies, and how the contemporary implementation of hierarchy and other practices prevent capable, intelligent employees from contributing their best to an organization. Read it here.

Practices That Prevent Impressive Storytelling

in Video Games

An essay on the video game industry's current high-budget development practices and how it prevents stronger, more engaging narratives from being told in mainstream games. Read it here.

The Unnamed Rulers

of information and content on the internet

An examination on the different organizational structures found in for-profit companies, and how the contemporary implementation of hierarchy and other practices prevent capable, intelligent employees from contributing their best to an organization. Read it here.

Reinventing Visual Literacy Education

for Undergraduate Students

An executive summary describing the importance of visual literacy and how college students would benefit from courses that teach them how to interpret and create visual media. Read it here.

Ori and the Blind Forest Review

Impressions of the First Five Hours

A preliminary review of my first five hours with the game Ori and the Blind Forest by Moon Studios. Read it here.

Creative Writing

Botros

Short Story

Set in Fallujah, Iraq, after the events of the Iraq War, Botros attempts to help heal the wounds that the war left behind. Read it here.

Nominated to be read at Virginia Commonwealth University Honor College's first semiannual Spoken Ink event.

Laverne

Short Story

Laverne enjoys an extemporaneous trip to London on her parent's dime, but a quiet night lost in the dark causes her to reflect on her decisions. Read it here.

Camille

Short Story

The young Camille answers to his father, Lieutenant Gaulle, a commanding officer of the Troupes de la Marine, the French fighting force during the French and Indian War. Stationed at Fort Duquense, now present day Pittsburgh, the French have just won a decisive victory against the British with the help of their Native American allies. Read it here.

Vigilant

Screenplay

Ray owns a convenience store in town. After defending himself one night against an armed robbery, he uses the newfound attention to try to make a change in the city's politics. Read it here.