Rowan is experienced with a variety of fiction and non-fiction forms. Rowan's specialties include:
* Creative Writing
* Scripts (for Videos, Games, Comics, etc)
* Website Copy
* Product Descriptions
* Blog Posts
* Design Documents
Rowan is eager and willing to research new topics, and their current interests include technology, productivity, gaming, writing, reading, music, film, entertainment, fantasy, science-fiction, horror, pets, travel, education, politics, mental health, world news, social issues, and LGBTQ+ topics.
Rowan entered college at the age of 17 to pursue a well-rounded and diverse general education. The topics they explored ranged from humanities such as world history, music, and photography to sciences such as astronomy, biology, and chemistry. Rowan's favorite courses included technical communications, storytelling, psychology, sociology, and research. Rowan graduated as an honors student.
Rowan attended Edmonds Community College as a student game developer after discovering a passion for the art and science of game design. They spent several quarters working with student teams on large scale projects, studying mathematics, learning to write in the language of computers, testing software products, and creating digital art.
Rowan currently studies at DigiPen Institute of Technology, where they pursue their passion for computer game and interactive media design. This diverse program, focused on crafting ideal user experiences, encompasses topics related to interactive design, computer science, mathematics, storytelling, physics, art design, sound design, marketing, and the psychology of consumer interactions with content and media. Rowan has lead and worked on several large scale game projects in student groups, participated in student clubs focused on diversity and narrative design, and engaged with a wide variety of courses.
Rowan's love of writing lead them to an English Minor, which includes advanced fiction and non-fiction topics, including research, scriptwriting, literary history, mythology, speculative fiction, communications, and interactive storytelling. They also work part-time at the school as a student English tutor.
As a lifelong gamer, game design major, and indie game developer, Rowan has a thorough and academic understanding of the game industry and all of its facets. From the latest home consoles, the hottest mobile games, game development tutorials, detailed game reviews, walkthroughs, industry news, or the indie scene, Rowan is always on top of the industry's latest happenings, and their passion for video gaming comes through in their writing.
A certified IT expert, with experience as a computer programmer and as a tech support agent, Rowan has familiarity with all things technical. Rowan has written about a variety of high tech topics, including computer hardware, software, networking, game development, programming languages, and, of course, the latest devices. If you're looking for content about anything geeky or digital, Rowan has the knowledge and experience to deliver.
Rowan has written many blog posts, websites, and articles about hobbies and professional crafts. Many of these have focused on Rowan's passions of writing and game design, but Rowan loves learning about and expressing new crafts. Whether you're looking for instructive text, or something more conversational in nature, Rowan will dig deep into the products, hobbies, or industries with which you want to reach your audience.
Many of Rowan's favorite projects are large scale in nature, including full-length books. Rowan is a published novelist, and has written several ongoing serials online. While mainly focused on novel-length fiction, Rowan also has extensive knowledge of the crafts and structures of non-fiction forms, including guidebooks, cook books, self-help books, biographies, and instructional books. They are also familiar with the formatting requirements of eBooks and online reading apps.
Scriptwriting is a unique art, and Rowan understands the importance of crafting concise and affecting dialogue, expressed in strong voices. Rowan is most experienced with scripts for video games, but they are also familiar with writing scripts for more traditional media, including videos and films, comics, and stage plays. Additionally, Rowan is experienced with the distinct formatting conventions and structures of scriptwriting.
Rowan has completed web pages and full websites about topics ranging from computer repair to professional dance teams, and with styles ranging from academic to promotional. Rowan is also experienced with blog posts, newsletters, and many other types of content meant for consumption on the web.