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Jules R. Simon

Writer. Screenwriter. Copywriter. Artist. Child of the world.

This has been a long journey in the making, adding layer on top of layer - each an experience, good and bad, until "Jules the writer" came to life and finally sat down to write professionally. I walked out of art school as a costume and set designer, but I'm quite versed in illustrations. I then went to journalism school, but decided that it wasn't really for me.

However, I really wanted to write, so I got accepted to a great theatre & film university, where I studied screenwriting and copy-writing. Afterwards, I landed my first big gig as a Junior Copywriter for Young & Rubicam, tackling some of the big brands (i.e. Danone, Jaguar, Land Rover, Save the Children Foundation, Hyundai, Xerox, Colgate-Palmolive and more).

Then I got lost in a terrible economy and resurfaced in another country, years later. For about a year, I was an integral part of a boutique digital marketing agency based in London, as a copywriter and content writer.

Today I am close to celebrating my first year as a full-time freelance ghostwriter, with a specific focus on YA fiction and fantasy, but also occasionally experimenting with other genres, as I continue to build up my portfolio. Unfortunately, I can't brag in detail about this particular side of my career, thanks to the almighty non-disclosure agreement, but I have long-term contracts with returning customers--all Amazon bestsellers in their categories, and I've got about twelve books published--albeit not under my name. I'm privileged to do what I love to pay the rent and put food on my table. My name might not be on the covers, but I write stories for a living. It's the first stage of what I assume is going to be an amazing life.

I currently have two major novel projects of my own unfolding, on top of that, but only one made the cut as the honourable "first". The other one sits quietly with a detailed mind-map, complete structure and half-written chapter for now, waiting for its turn. I'm also slowly, but surely, developing a graphic novel project, a TV series script and a podcast, because why the hell not? I post plenty of excerpts from my ongoing novel work here, so do enjoy all the Lilith-related posts, and don't be shy to leave some feedback, like the hell out of and share these little gems like there's no tomorrow. Nothing makes me write better than some constructive critique and well-earned fandom.

I spend what's left of my spare time on the artsy side of life. And when that's done for the day, I slip in a couple of pages of Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman, Arthur C. Clarke, Phillip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut and other masters of the Sci-Fi genre. I also occasionally dabble with the fine craft of absolute procrastination by binging on films and TV series, but I'm currently working to fix that.

Enjoy every second you spend here and, don't forget: We're all entitled to our own opinions, but not our own facts.

 

Writer. Artist. Copywriter. Child of the World.

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