Birth of Venice, California


My name is Scott and I love a good story, engaging and simple. Movies, novels, and plays entertain us. News stories informs us. Our beliefs are shaped by sacred stories. Stories change our minds or solidify what we already know.

I'm a writer based in Seattle, WA. I write creatively, but I also write marketing and ad copy, or, very short stories. Working within the brand, I thrive on the challenge to find the big idea. Using the strategy, I focus on three keys to a strong message: know you audience, know your medium, and, given that, every word must audition. What are the essential parts to the story? What is the one kernel, the pearl, we want readers to take with them? Where is that point of connection?

Stories are vital to who we are. We tell them to share our experiences. We listen to others and acknowledge their experience. We tell stories to feel connected.

Other less serious stuff: I used to be a saucier. My butter sauces were the best. Perhaps that’s why I’m now allergic to dairy. I can play any position on the soccer pitch well. Sometimes I ride a scooter with a gold fleck helmet. Other times, I like to snap photos on my Grandmother's Canon TX from the '60's. Someday, I’ll return to Valhalla. Which in my case is pre-2005 Ballard, WA.

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