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randy brown jr.

writer. creator. visionary.

about me

Pleased to meet you. I am a creator, writer, visionary, and (depending on my sleep pattern the night before) a descendant of Orwell. I wish I was on a remote island right now, I can’t write effective stories during a semester, and if you watch closely you’ll see that I never talk before a thought.

Deep thought has brought me to my current state. I can’t stop it, which is why I wake up at odd hours (hello 5 am! What’s for breakfast?). It is my own belief that the more creative ideas roam around in my head (good or bad) the further I drift from reality.

I dream of living my dream yet my greatest fear is that I will settle for stability. Creativity disrupts stability, so I push for unrest; paddling to stay right but being pulled left.

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On Mondays I’d go to Chattahoochee Coffee on Akers Mill Road; it’s in the Metro Atlanta area. The shop is located at the back of an apartment complex, next to the Chattahoochee River. Ducks, swans, canoes, hiking trails; they have it all there. I would always grab a spot on the porch and write for hours. That place was always a part of my escape plan, whenever things got rough at school. I could always go there for peace and quiet. 

I honestly registered for the creative writing course just to meet my credit hour requirements; I needed something easy. It was my last quarter at Georgia Military College and I was ready to transfer. Goodness, was I thrown for a loop. The 2010 creative writing course, taught by Joe Milford, turned my life upside down. I had never been so happy running off the path before in my life. I had found a way to touch the lives of those around me, with the use of words.

Randy Brown Jr. 

Epic Announcement

I have decided to write a novel (non-fiction) about all that I experienced during my senior year at Southern Polytechnic State University. The reason why I’m jumping on this now is because the memories are still fresh. 

Let me be clear, I do not like writing about myself. However, sharing my experiences, life lessons, and failures with readers may very well save somebody’s life. 

What people saw from me in public was only the top layer of everything that was happening in my life. This is a story of perseverance, unconditional love from friends, and pressures that could have ruined my life. 

Some people look at me and see commencement speaker, awards, and a smile. There’s much more to my story than what meets the eye.

Of course I will have to change the names of every character, but people will know who they are. 

I am now trying to decide whether to do this on my own, with my free time or use this idea for my thesis while in graduate school. 

I have already started on the outline for the book. It’s getting interesting already. 

Wish me the best! 

Your favorite storyteller, 

Randy Brown Jr. 

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