The Narrative Overlord is the title of a lecture I recently delivered to the local Toastmasters Club. The full video is imbedded below this introduction.
There I was, surrounded; hungry, outnumbered, lost. I was young and inexperienced back then; I had no idea what I was doing. I just knew that I loved every second of it. I was a big day dreamer in Highschool. I read voraciously and would write in my rhyme book and journal until I would pass out. I spent my Junior and Senior years in High School stuck in the books. Admittedly – I wasn’t even sure what I was reading half of the time. I would confuse myself with big texts on transcendental literature and Science books on how our sun creates energy – books I had no business reading.
This is when I realized what I wanted to become. Not just any marketing writer, fiction writer, or nonfiction writer. I wanted to be more. I wanted to become “The” Narrative Commander!
I set my azimuth for this route, here I stand 20 years later, pursuing the same mission. Along the way I completed three major objectives. I learned how to lead stories, I learned the theories behind writing pedagogy, and I learned how to listen.
Willy Martinez is a creative writer, Integrated Marketing Specialist, and Boxing coach. Since being honorably discharged from the Marines in 2004, he has pursued his passion for telling stories, whether they be through film, graphic design, and writing for digital art.
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