guarantees 2 things; you will have deadlines, and a certain amount of footwork. Depending on the type of article one produces, there will be face time with interviewees also. Not only does a writer need to "think" like a journalist when creating, but the target audience is also a major factor in the presentation. My first experience in the realm of journalism was at Start High School and the student newspaper the 'Galaxy'. I was very lucky to have an editor/instructor who gave me artistic license to use my political and sometimes radical cartoons in print. Even when I was threatened by faculty to have my wings clipped, my editor did not once tell me to tone it down. As a college student I was a contributing writer for the 'Collegian' at the University of Toledo. I preformed triple duty, as movie critic, cartoonist, and staff reporter. Becoming a writer in the public arena, I did work for local newspapers too, but eventually, I was drawn to a more expansive form of literary adventure in the form of a novelist.
A writer and storyteller
of one sort or another most of my life, I have professionally penned interviews, feature articles, and movie reviews. My work in the recording studio industry included scripting, directing, and editing narrative.