Neale Sourna


Game Writer Specialties:

·        Remote / online creative writing as contract Game Narrative Writer [American English, born, expert level] since 2007 for worldwide game publishing clients; including, regular client teams in Russia and Poland. [Client copyrighted sample texts available upon request.]

o   Game Sims for: Sin City-style Detective. Detective. Dating (single / marriage). Horror (zombies, witches, more) / cthulhu – H P Lovecraft. Shakespeare – “Much Ado About Nothing. Gangster / Casino. Mystery / puzzle. Vampires.

o   Romance (Contemporary, Historical, Futuristic; PG13 rating)

§  Romantic Erotica / Erotica (R – NC17 / XXX)

o   Short Stories / Screenplays in genres: Historical. Military. Fantasy. Romance. Sci-fi. Poltergeist and Psychic. Juvenile gender-neutral. Juvenile Detective.

o   Full writing resume with links:

·        Individualized, realistic character-specific dialog, and / or poetic dialog, and psychological and / or emotional character actions.

o   Personalized dramatic dialogue; often with a touch of fun humor, and certainly human insight.

o   Various character POVs and tones: male (hardcore and nice guy / straight, gay, neutral), female (girl next door to noble lady to that bitch you hate and fear / lesbian, straight, neutral), neutral gender, historical periods, etc.

·        Character! Drama. Humor. Action. Interpersonal relationships. Even business relationship dialogs (G-rating).

o   Level / quest suggestions when character choices suggest it.

·        Walking clients through project choices, any arising variables, and the possible multilayered audience reactions to player text.

o   Write and revise game story sequences, story arcs, and quests, while working with the Design team manager.

o   Create and maintain NPC and lead character information and world back story.

o   Collaborate smoothly with the Art and Writing Manager in developing fully fleshed-out characters and stories.

·        Novel and short story editing; plus, publishing expertise (layout and design: cover and page). American / British English. InDesign. Photoshop.

·        Game Writing Software: Excel, OpenOffice Calc, OneNote, Word, some Unity (design, limited coding), some Maxon Cinema 4D, various Facebook game builders.

Other Experience:

·        Educational level film and educational / professional live theater production (Stage Manager):

o   including script generation,

o   actor auditions,

o   text readings / rewrites, and

o   performance rehearsals,

o   plus, full show-running of productions with audiences.

·        Education Film pre-production, film shoot, and post-production. Adobe Premiere. Celtx. Final Draft.

·        Film Extra A-list film—A Camera (Director’s): “Alex Cross” (Rob Cohen) family funeral, “The Avengers” (Joss Whedon) NYC Day; plus, local and student film productions.

·        Former nationwide ad agency proofreader and editor.

·        Occasional Technical Writing or tech usage writer.

MAIN PORTFOLIO LINKS (client projects, personal biz projects, websites of script excerpts, novel excerpts, stories, game links):, Portfolio:

LINKEDIN ( Game Writer Exchange (creator, manager).

FACEBOOK: Cleveland Extras: Film, Video, TV, Commercial (creator, manager); Production Assistants and Film Crews – Cleveland / NE OH USA (creator, manager).

Member: ALLi Alliance of Independent Authors

Former Member: WGA-W Videogame Writers Caucus; Stage 32


NEALE SOURNA’S WRITING-NAKED.COM. 2006 – present. Cleveland OH. (portfolio links)

Self-employed, international clients’ projects with online writing services business. Registered at; formerly with / (now

Owner, fiction and nonfiction: Game Writer / Game Narrative Writer, Story Writer, Freelance Writer, Creative Writer, Ghostwriter, Screenwriter, Web Content, Marketing Copywriter for worldwide clients: writing, ghostwriting, rewriting, and editing—short stories, novels, synopses and screenplays (scripts), and game story narratives; rewrite editing and expansion of training scripts (sales, men’s health) and texts; online research and writing; SEO optimized web content and copywriting; contracts; and proposals. LINKEDIN, FACEBOOK. [Specific Portfolio URLs available / partial projects.]

·        Online Services to Clients in Russia, Poland, USA, Philippines / Singapore, Ukraine, Sweden, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, China, etc. Some of the projects:

o (May 2023 – Jan 2024)

§  Post Apocalyptic Diesel Steampunk Women Pirate themed adult game Visual Novel. Copywriting story’s character dialogs from client outlines.

o   Ktulhu Solutions / Sex and Glory Games / Lessons of Passions Games (Russia Federation)

§  Bloodlines of Shadows Springs (former working title - Twilight) (2021 – 2022): family vampire war game, original text and character dialog, and image design descriptions. Sample text. Eight-minute walk-through

§  Romance in the Dark (2020 – 2022): cthulhu detective game text and character dialog from story outline and art images.

·     Penelope’s Story (2022)

·     Sara’s Story (2021)

·     Teresa’s Story (2020)

·     Miranda’s Story (2020)

·      Events (2020)

§  My Name is David (2019 – 2020), Wiki: game text and character dialog from story outline and art images. Sample text.

§  Flirting with Yasmine (2019): game text and character dialog from story outline and art images.

§  Waiting for You (2019): dating sim game text and character dialog from story outline and art images.

§  Serbian Casino (2019): dating sim, revised game text and character dialog from story outline and art images.

§  Much Ado About Nothing Game (2017 – 2018): Game narrative, design selection and image design selections, additional possible levels / quests from character choices. All character dialog (modernized but still in Shakespearean character), and scenes (redone originals into creative new scenes).

·        Yes, Shakespeare gets sexier! And more real (Benedict from great to evil. The ladies from standard “virgin”, to seeking romance, to seeking to be satisfied.)

§  “Metropolis: Lux Obscura” [Sin City Comic Project] on Steam (2015 – 2017):

Best storytelling @ White Nights Conference 2016

Excellence in audio @ DevGAMM Moscow 2016

·        (2017) Rewriting tweaks, reproofing

·        (2015 - 2016) story narrative from story outline, character stylized dialog, descriptive design of art images, and new title.

§  “The Locket”

·        (2017) Rewrite to new approach

·        (2016) Game narrative from basic outline, descriptive design of art images.

§  Arkham: The Dark Legacy, a Lovecraft Project (2015) initial game story and design elements adapted from author H.P. Lovecraft’s novels

§  Girl With Tattoos full game narrative and game design (2014)

·        “Tattoo Girl” test short game (2014)

§  Mysterious Island(2014): (zombie) full game narrative, some levels planning.


·        Yacht / Zombie Island Game (2013) test story and design

§  Adult Sleuth (2011): 7 Days Game story rewrite, additional story writing and editing; adult detective narrative

o   Brandy the Bandit: Book Two (2014) for Dark Brain Comics (US): Story outline and first draft for nine (9) scripted episodes.

o   Ardor The Game (2014) for Human Curious (Netherlands): edited game design documents, game play materials and card texts

o   “The Brazil Story(2013): Client invited. Ghostwriting of 30 page multicultural / interracial romance story for Ophelia Madison Press (MD USA).

o   Orchid Games (Poland); YouTube Game Trailers.

§  (2013) Heartwild 1 and 2 Games story narrative update

§  (2013) Brainstorm HOPA game title—“Graven: The Purple Moon Prophecy

o   Dreamer Apps / IntroWizard LLC rewriting (character development, dramatic risks, humor) also expansion of client’s short stories into novels and new marketable story.

§  Ralph’s Gift (2013): original short story of 11,428 words into 47,904-word novella / novel

§  Demon Sex (2013): original short story of 9752 words into 57,572-word novella / novel Demon Sex: The Tale of a Demon Sex Slave

o   Dramatic Urban Film Treatment—African American business women friends at BET, Johnson Publishing, and Sony Records


Publishing Owner, fiction and nonfiction Author, Editor, and Design Layout; also Webmaster, Web Content / SEO Marketing Copywriter: internet websites in HTML; SEO research, optimization, and copywriting; graphics; online research; and professional wholesale publications and documents for retail publishing sale [printed books and ebooks (novels, short stories, nonfiction)].

·        Author Neale Sourna’s Books / Ebooks (full novels, novella, short stories, screenplays) written, edited, layout, published, and marketed by this award-winner through PIE: Perception Is Everything Publishing, available online at most major and minor electronic bookstores and for order at all local brick and mortar stores.

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Product sales branding and packaging, company web content development—text, graphics, photos, e-marketing, e-commerce, press release writing / placement, internet / web radio interviews and promotional character voice recordings [MP3, WAV,], develop / coordinate artist merchandise [books, ebooks, brochures, posters, post cards, caps, more], blogs, etc.


CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE. Cleveland OH. Studies in: Technical Writing; Digital Game Design; Digital Filmmaking and Film Editing; Music Theory, Harmony and Performance.

American university. Washington DC. Master of Arts Studies (Screenwriting, Analysis, and Criticism).

LAKE ERIE COLLEGE. Painesville OH. Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (Music Theory and Performance; Theater Production and Arts Administration, with Theater Stage Management; Dance; Photography; Painting). Seasonal Stage Manager, 2 years.

§  MOUNT VERNON COLLEGE. Washington DC. Summer Term studies and internship in Arts Administration at National Endowment for the Arts, Opera-Music Theater Program. Funding Intern.

§  VIENNA HOCHSCHULKURSE. Vienna, Austria. Academic Term Abroad. German Language and Cultural Studies.