Neale Sourna

Writer Specialties:

·        Remote game narrative writer since 2007 with many published and playable.

·        Walking clients through project choices and possibilities and giving audience reaction.

·        Individualized and realistic character-specific dialog and sense-based character actions.

·        Character. Drama. Humor. Action. Interpersonal relationships.

o   http://www.writing-naked.com/SalesDialog.html

·        Software: Excel, OpenOffice Calc, OneNote, Word, Unity, various Facebook game builders

Specific Other Experience:

·        Film / live theater production from script generation, actor auditions, text read and practices, and full productions

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

http://www.writing-naked.com/clientprojects.html,

Guru.com Portfolio: https://www.guru.com/freelancers/nealesourna-s-writing-nakedcom

LINKEDIN (www.linkedin.com/in/nealesourna): Game Writer Exchange (creator, manager)

Member WGA-W Videogame Writers Caucus

WRITING EXPERIENCE:

dba NEALE SOURNA’S WRITING-NAKED.COM. 2006 – present. http://www.Writing-Naked.com (portfolio links)

Self-employed, international clients’ projects with online writing services business. Registered at Guru.com; formerly with Elance.com / Odesk.com (now Upwork.com).

Owner, fiction and nonfiction 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 USA, Philippines / Singapore, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Sweden, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, China, etc. Some of the projects:

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

§  Twilight (2021): family vampire war game, original text and dialog, image selection

·      4 Vampire Hunts (2021)

·      Missing Texts and First Hunt (2021)

§  Romance in the Dark (2020 – 2021): cthulhu detective game text and dialog from outline

·      Sara’s Story (2021)

·      Teresa’s Story (2020)

·      Miranda’s Story (2020)

·      Events (2020)

§  My Name is David (2019 – 2020): game text and dialog from outline

·      Extra Actions (2020)

·      Actions (2020)

·      Events (2019 – 2020)

§  Flirting with Yasmine (2019): game text and dialog from outline

§  Waiting for You (2019): dating sim game text and dialog from outline

§  Serbian Casino (2019): dating sim, revised game text and dialog https://lopgold.com/index_sc.php

§  Much Ado About Nothing Game (2017 – 2018): Game narrative, image selection. Yes, Shakespeare gets sexier!

http://sexandglory.com/index_maan.php

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

https://store.steampowered.com/app/671390/Metropolis_Lux_Obscura/

Best storytelling @ White Nights Conference 2016

Excellence in audio @ DevGAMM Moscow 2016

·        (2017) Rewriting tweaks, reproofing

·        (2015 - 2016) story narrative and new title

§  “The Locket”

·        (2017) Rewrite to new approach

·        (2016) Game narrative

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

§  Girl With Tattoos full game narrative and game design (2014) http://sexandglory.com/index_tat.php

·        “Tattoo Girl” test short game (2014)

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

·         http://sexandglory.com/index_mi.php

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

§  360 Demo hotel story “The Locket” (2013)

§  5 Theme Monologues (2013)

§  24 Profiles (2013): 200-word character stories, fantasy site seeds

§  7 Recipes (2012): rewrite

§  Adult Sleuth (2011): 7 Days Game story rewrite, additional story writing and editing; adult detective narrative http://sexandglory.com/7day/.

o   Proofed TALE (2018) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1536938355/tale-the-role-playing-game.

o   Stiletto, The Last Metahuman (2016): Novel outline and first full chapter of client’s original comic book story premise.

o   The Originals (2015): a client fan fiction three-chapter for possible Pocket Gems Episode Choose Your Own Adventure Game (CYOA). Research, outline, first draft.

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 http://ardorthegame.com/

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) www.orchidgames.com; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_JuVrHNz34KKC-ZXv54dNQ YouTube Game Trailers.

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

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

http://www.orchidgames.com/graven

o   “Hawaiian Hannah” [working name] (2013): game story test for Wooga Games, Berlin.

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

§  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 novel Demon Sex: The Tale of a Demon Sex Slave

o   “Love’s Bitter End” short story for Kink-E-magazine also at:

http://stories.neale-sourna.com/BitterEnd.html

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

o   Vamperotica 1: “Alora in Dreams” for Readerotica / PriveCo Inc (2012)

o   Blogging Post (“Prairie Family…”) for TheirToys.com Blog

o   Male Memoir Organization and Research “Stained Boy” work about male teen’s life through sexual exploitation by adult female

o   Nonfiction STEM Book Proposal “Black Prometheus” first draft nonfiction

o   SEO rewriting of Internet marketing landing pages

o   5 Erotica Short Stories, soft to hardcore sex variety http://stories.neale-sourna.com/index.html

§  The Freelancer [soft core Romantic Erotica]

§  Rough-Me Dot Com [Romantic Erotica]

§  Tango with Me [harder core]

§  Dia's Coach (1) [hardcore, Lolita / teen]

§  Dia’s Team Bang (3) [hardcore, Lolita / teen]

o   Partial co-edit of fantasy novel, prepublication rush (main editor ill)

o   Canadian in China romance memoir—fictionalizing and organizing story base for nonfiction events and “characters,” character dialog

o   Website fiction content writer (2+ yrs) for 3 Australian websites (romance, honeymoon, sci-fi / fantasy)

§  www.romantic4ever.com/d_how_we_met/100408-five-and-dime-store.html (defunct)

§  http://www.romantic4ever.com/romantic-fiction/index.html (defunct)

http://stories.neale-sourna.com/romantic4ever.html

o   "Becca" (a short story novel, 6 of the chapters) A swashbuckling pirate story!
_Cornwall, England UK, 1680s

o   "Outback Love" [aka "Mail Order Love"] in three (3) act chapters
_Coober Pedy, South Australia, 1919

o   "Samurai Days" & "Samurai Nights"
_Kyoto, Japan, 1600s

§  Plus, five wedding night stories at www.weddingnight.com/ (defunct)

http://stories.neale-sourna.com/romantic4ever.html Wedding Night

o   "Frictionless Sheets" Intergalactic Deep Space sometime in the Future

o   "The Veil: 1846" Gretna Green, Scotland

o   "No Touching" USA, Today

o   "Empty Nest Honeymoon" Australia and Pradesh, India, Today

o   "Iraqi Honeymoon" Fallujah, Iraq, early 21st century

o   PC game research and writing of archeologist’s and family diary/journal story entries for mystery puzzle / hidden object search, by Inertia Software https://www.inertiasoftware.com/wordpress/older-games/

§  “Margrave Manor 2: The Lost Ship” (2009): hidden object / puzzle game

https://www.bigfishgames.com/games/5080/margrave-manor-2-lost-ship/?p

1.        Game story segments and cutscenes writer

§  “The Secret of Margrave Manor” (2008): hidden object, puzzle www.margravemanor.com/

1.        Game story segments and cutscenes writer

o    Orchid Games (Poland) with Sandlot Games Game story segments writer, beta tester, promotion quiz writer, romance PC solitaire game, www.orchidgames.com/

§  “Heartwild Solitaire: Book Two” (2010):

www.orchidgames.com/heartwild_solitaire_book_two also available on Google Play mobile

1.        Branched game story segments writer (characters, story, narrative design)

2.        Beta tester

§  “Heartwild Solitaire: Author’s Edition” (2010): Level Name Titling

§  “Heartwild Solitaire: Quiz” (2009): interactive quiz

§  “Heartwild Solitaire: Author’s Edition” / “Heartwild Solitaire” [E for Everyone Edition] (2007, PC and Mac): www.orchidgames.com/heartwild_solitaire also available on Google Play mobile

1.        Game story segments writer (characters, story)

2.        Beta tester

o    Special forces military action thriller novel(s), sample chapter(s), assignment test chapter, UK Army client

o    Screenplay rewriting editor (overhauled: dialog, visual descriptions, emotional levels and stakes)—for a Toronto scriptwriter, about Heaven and Hell spiritual power in the everyday

o    Research and game story writing of latest edition of historical RPG [“Berlin ‘61”] horror, spy, mystery game for PK Games, Germany

§  Berlin ’61: The Wall” (2007) [GORE RPG]

o    Translation of educational 17th Century Sir Francis Bacon philosophy text to contemporary American English for an American in London

o    Sales script writer for an American business sales training team

o    15 romance and sex fiction short shortsCalifornia / Asian Indian site [now offline]

http://stories.neale-sourna.com/index.html

o    SEO article writer (love and relationships, opinion, semi-fiction) for Texas client’s net site

o    Horror Article for Constructing Horror (Sweden)

o    Horror Software Database Research and Compilation [Excel] for new scriptwriter’s source product, Constructing Horror (Sweden)

o    Dog and puppy training manual ebook rewrite for an Australian client.

dba NEALE SOURNA / PIE: PERCEPTION IS EVERYTHING. 2001 – present. http://www.Neale-Sourna.com

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.

v  www.PIE-Percept.com and www.Neale-Sourna.com (more published or in-progress than listed here):

o    Becca DuMaurier Book 1. Also part of The Black Rogues Series, historical romantic adventure novel set during 1688 pirating period, Britain’s Glorious Revolution, and 1660 Restoration Period; publishing 2021

o    All Along the Watchtower: Submerged—10,000-word ebook originally excerpted for Amazon Shorts rereleased by PIE: Percept. An ancient half Egyptian warrior’s rage may be his downfall when he breaks a sacred alliance. http://stories.neale-sourna.com/Watchtower1_submerged.html

o    STEVE’S MONKEY’S PAW & MORE—An envious man uses a wish device against his friend’s girl, for lust. Trade Paperback / Ebook. Author, Editor, Publisher.

http://libidinous.neale-sourna.com/steve1.html

o    HOBBLE—An Adult Novel. A Native American healer's life spirals out of control, as his compulsive affair with an injured African American woman threatens to cost more than his life.

http://hobble.neale-sourna.com/hobble--excerpt1.html

Winner of www.BlackRefer.com’s Best Sensual Novel Award 2004. Trade Paperback and Ebook.

o    PLAYGIRL Magazine. Short Story Hesitation.” May 2002 Issue

o    Scripts/Screenplays www.neale-sourna.com/scriptgateway.html: “FRAMES” [placed as Award Finalist in nationwide New Century Script Contest] “QUANTUM LEAP,” “X-Files,” “PRIMAL” (sci-fi / erotic horror), “Toy Guns ... And Truth” (juvenile / youth kid detective thriller), and more….

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, Sitepal.com], develop/coordinate artist merchandise [books, ebooks, brochures, posters, post cards, caps, more], blogs, etc.

·        Interviewer, Adviser for Creative Screenwriting Newsletter (Creative Screenwriting Journal) http://www.neale-sourna.com/Paris.html.

FORMAL EDUCATION:

CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE. Cleveland OH. Studies in Digital Filmmaking and Film Editing. Digital Game Design. Theater.

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, Arts Administration, and Theater Stage Management; Dance; Photography; Painting).

§  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.