7/18/2020 0 Comments
Mixing writing and Sweet Science
The majority of my journalistic career was spent as a professional boxing writer. I've won awards, covered several world championship bouts and written about Hall of Fame boxers.
It should come as no surprise that boxing is used as a measuring stick to my writing. One of my favorite things in boxing is seeing fighters move up in weight class.
I broke down all of my writing levels into weight classes.
Featherweight: Letter writing. Before the internet, often wrote and mailed letters to friends and girlfriends.
Lightweight: As a sports writer, part of a Pulitzer prize winning newspaper in 2006 for the newspaper's coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Received an Outstanding Sports Supporter award from the Gulfport Sports Hall of Fame.
Welterweight: Written for Magazines Alabama West, Black Voices, Crimson and Selma the Magazine.
Junior Middleweight: Wrote 36 E-books exclusively for three different publications. Fifteen were Top 10 best-sellers at Red Rose Publishing and four Top 10 at ARE.com.
Middleweight: Eight print books.
Light Heavyweight: Made the leap to screenwriting. Won nine awards for two screenplays at four different Film Festivals.
JK Jones' writing career began as a junior at Holt High in 1986 as as Sports Editor of the Purple Reign, the school's newspaper until graduating in 1988. It opened the door to a long and successful sports writing career. As an author, several of Jones' E-books were best sellers. Jones has shown promise during the early stages of screenwriting. Jones' short screenplay, Instant Replay, was accepted by the Cannes Latitude Film Festival in 2016. Jones' most recent screenplay, False Start, was selected to the Chihuahua International Film Festival in November, 2019. For more information, visit https://www.scriptrevolution.com/profiles/jk-jones.
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