Passion Projects

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A brief look at my labors of love and creative pursuits.

Project #1: Creative Writing

About the Project: In my spare time, I enjoy the freedom and imagination involved with writing essays and short fiction. At some point in the future, I’d like to continue writing short stories via my author website.

Highlights:

  • Winner of Musepaper Essay Literary Award (“The One“)
  • Reader’s Choice Award at Didcot Writers (“Wanted“)
  • Very Short fiction published in Florida Writers Association¬†newsletter (“No Answer“).

Project #2: Dragonsinn.net

About the Project: A dragon resource website with art and information on dragon culture and history.

Stats:

  • Created in 1999, this was my first experience with SEO and web writing!
  • Highly ranked for search terms like “dragon travel photos,” “dragon poetry,” and “dragon anatomy.” (As of June 2020.)
  • This site is likely to function as an archive as I usually take on a maximum of 1-2 side projects, for better focus and impact.

You can view a more detailed case study here.


Project #3: Volunteer at The Letter Project

About the Project: The Letter Project offers help through letter writing to girls and women in need of extra love and support.

Stats:

  • I’ve been a volunteer here for several years.
  • While it’s not a pen-pal platform, I enjoy the tangible aspect of making a connection through writing and sending a letter through the mail.
  • I reach out to young women who struggle with relationships or career planning as these were huge sources of stress for me when I was in my late teens.

Check out The Letter Project for more details.