After a few years working as a photographer, barista, bicycle mechanic, and various other things, Eric Warren enrolled in the creative writing program at the University of Montana. In his standard fashion, he bucked the program’s expectations by turning in science fiction and fantasy stories while the other students were exploring fiction that was considered more literary. Despite the challenges of workshopping pop-fiction stories in a high-fiction program, he learned a tremendous amount about writing from those literary fiction students and instructors.
After a few years of learning craft and publishing short stories, Eric took a turn down a different literary path—one focused on travel and adventure. He began publishing travel articles, incorporating his earlier degree in photography and then expanding into travel filmmaking. Eventually, his travel documentaries became documentaries about education, the arts, and the environment leading to a People’s Choice award at Magic City Shorts Film Festival for Saving the Stockman and screenings for his other films at festivals around the world.
While he racked up some successes, he needed to get back to his first love, building worlds out of words. As a storyteller, Eric uses his experience with film and photography to create vibrant, cinematic scenes and characters that lead you to unexpected places.
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