I really enjoy writing, in much the same way as when I am composing, arranging and recording music.
I find that Jazz and Science Fiction are at the pinnacle of creativity and flexibility in both music and literary invention. Each can take any style, form or genre of their Art and literally create new sounds and new worlds.
They also seem to have a shared history of parallel creative evolution, especially in America. American Jazz and Science Fiction have both had a major impact on the rest of the world and continue to be major influences in both the Arts and Sciences
I currently have 5 completed screenplays ready for motion picture or possibly television production.
3 full length scripts: a major Sci-Fi, a ferocious Legal Drama/Thriller and a powerful Fantasy/Horror/ Action-Adventure. 2 short scripts, approximately 15 minutes long: a stunning, brutal, yet amusing and totally politically incorrect Sci-Fi and a very funny and cute Fantasy. I just recently finished a very satirical mockumentary script, as well.
Here is a picture of me picking up my very first Screenplay Award for my 15 minute Sci-Fi short script "CRITICAL DECISION" at the November 28, 2007 Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards:
That was a very exciting evening and it really felt great to get this kind of validation and recognition. It was inspiring and gave me a great boost of encouragement to continue creating in this specialized form of writing.
Here is a picture of me receiving the BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY award at the Hollywood and Vine Film Festival Award presentations on December 8th, 2012 in West L.A., California, for my full length Sci-Fi motion picture screenplay, "CONTACT PRIME".
The lovely lady on my right (your left) is the extremely talented Entertainment Industry Executive, Founder of Breaking into Hollywood, Hollywood & Vine Magazine and the Hollywood & Vine Film Festival, Angela M. Hutchinson with her also very lovely Assistant, Irma Gonzales/Volunteer Festival Co-coordinator, on my left (your right). In addition I am currently editing my first book
Copywriting is a fascinating tool in the marketing world to introduce products and services to potential customers and clients. It is used primarily as direct introductions from business to potential customers and from business to Business (B2B.)
It often very cleverly uses "button pushers" Such as humor, drama, "medical statistics" and deliberately designed sophistry to instill an immediate desire and need to acquire the product/s and/or service/s offered. Especially "One time Deal Special Offers that will only be available for Hours or a Few Days". It is also used by political, social, theological and many other institutions and organizations to promote their own "Brand Loyalty", so to speak, and of course, financial support and volunteerism to promote the various vested interests, thereof. I've done some Copywriting and it can be very challenging.
The following example is NOT what I would do for a potential client and of course is designed to range from Satire to Absurdity. To any potential clients out there that might have been thinking of hiring me to create Copywriting on your behalf, try not to be offended, insulted, horrified or alarmed by my rather unusual sample below.
I promise I'll be good to you and for you. Plus, you'll be able to see the level of unique and compelling creativity I can provide to you in legit Copywriting for your product(s) and/or service(s). SJJ
Wow! That was fun to write! I hope you enjoyed reading it. Remember, this a satirical example of Copywriting. In case I actually offended anybody, you know: struck a nerve, got too close to home, maybe exposed some seriously sick and sociopathic individuals and Institutions to a little too much scrutiny, turned over the wrong rock and shed some light on things some would prefer to remain forbidden, let me remind you of something:
1. Satire is protected speech under the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The legal precedents and subsequent cases established this decades or even centuries ago. If this wasn't true, Late Night TV Talk Show Hosts, Radio Station Shock Jocks and Comedians who regularly insult Politicians, Government Agencies, Corporations and lately, "Reality Stars", would be out of a job and probably be in jail. There is a well-established legal difference between Satire and Slander or Defamation of Character, etc.
2. If, in spite of that, you are stupid or incompetent enough to consider filing any form of Civil or Criminal charges against me, because of anything I said or inferred in my short stories, poems or the above satirical piece, see #3 below.
3.I want to remind you that I am both a Vietnam Veteran and a Retired Sworn Police Officer. If you did something idiotic, like elements of #2 above, you would probably irritate me. If you irritate me, remember The Law of Causality. Actions and non-actions both have consequences! Referring to #2 again, for the probable consequences, see #4 below.
4.At their very large Press Conference, with hundreds of Local, State, Federal and Foreign Media TV, Radio and Internet Journalists and their camera crews present, my Fraternal Order Of Police and ACLU Lawyers will advise the millions of viewing and listening audience members of YOUR attempted violation of my 1st Amendment Rights, YOUR Slander and Defamation of Character against me. They will also be filing Counter Charges against you and your corrupt employers for making Terrorist Threats, Harrassment, Civil Rights Violations and anything else we choose to present to the Local and State DAs and the Federal US Attorneys and their AUSAs.
5.If this circus of hypocrisy (on your part) actually ended up going to Trial, then all of your Bad Karma would catch up to you in the worst Public Relations nightmare you could possibly imagine, much worse than your limited imaginations could even conceive of. You see, I have decade’s worth of real, admissible EVIDENCE of your crimes! This is already in a safe, secure and impenetrable location, yet immediately available to my Lawyers and I. We already have the capability of insuring that the entire Trial will be TELEVISED LIVE and on RADIO LIVE and on the INTERNET LIVE!
By the time the Trial is over, I will be found NOT GUILTY on all of your moronic Charges. Several of you will be Arrested for Perjury and other Charges and taken away in Handcuffs, while the whole world is watching, DURING THE TRIAL! In addition, we fill be Filing multiple Charges against you for Round 2 (the second Trial) and winning Millions and Millions of Dollars in Damages from you, by Judicial Order, with No Appeal Rights and Immediate Payment of the Damages in cash, Awarded to Myself and my legal Counselors from the FOP and ACLU. Even if you don't get Arrested, between the Bad Press, Bad Karma and financial devastation to your ill-gotten gains; you, your employers and your companies or organizations will be bankrupted, put out of business and become Extinct like the Dinosaurs did before you arrived and provided Planet Earth with your example of De-Evolution. XIN LOI (Sorry About That,) Have A Nice Day!
The following short screenplay is dedicated to my Maternal Grandmother, AUDREY SULLIVAN, also known as MENO to my two brothers and I, She is the one who gave me my core Environmental values. From a multi-generational family of farmers in Kentucky, she might have had a sixth grade public education, if that. This never stopped her from learning or developing an astonishing depth of WISDOM.
Having said that, let me tell you the story of what happened when Meno passed away, went to Heaven, met GOD and her Personal Savior, Jesus Christ. Sound good so far? Everything was cool until Satan decided he wanted some of Meno's Kentucky style fried chicken, Uh Oh!