guarantees that you have deadlines, and a certain amount of footwork. Depending on the type of articles produced, there will be face time with interviewees also. Not  only does one need to "think" like a journalist, but the target audience is also a major factor. My first experience in 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. 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 wrote for the 'Collegian' as a contributor, at the University of Toledo. I preformed triple duty, as movie critic, cartoonist, and staff reporter. Once in public life, I did write for local newspapers too, but was eventually drawn to more expansive forms  of literary adventures.


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A writer and storyteller

of one sort or another most of my life, I have penned interviews, feature articles, and movie reviews. My work in the recording studio included writing, directing, and editing scripts. My first novel published is The Shores of our Heritage ©. The true story is the chronicle of  the War of 1812 within the tumultuous theater of the Great Lakes. Time, place, date, and event factual, the timeless narrative details the hardships and struggles endured by America's early citizens in this untamed wilderness. From the far west land of Chicago, to the navy port of Sackett's Harbor, The Shores Of Our Heritage transports the reader with a unique and exciting literary experience. The style of writing is "creative non-fiction" which documents the truth,  but using the techniques of a novel. It is a quick read, educational, and riveting, for preteen through seniors. The cover art is my own. The novel is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Lulu Books. I hope everyone enjoys The Shores of our Heritage ©. PS watch out for a chapter about a very strong woman, a true story!


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Randy Zalewski