Writing, Social Media, & Design Samples

WRITING SAMPLES:

The first chapters from each of my forthcoming science fiction novels (represented by Stephanie Hansen of Metamorphosis Literary Agency)

Proximity Prerelease Sample Chapters by Joel Engesser

A Light Reborn PreRelease Sample Chapters by Joel Engesser

 

Promotional Book Synopses : Synopses for each title intended for social media promotion and websites like Amazon and Goodreads.

 

Titans Design Document click to download) J2me series action game published by Nokia and Handango.

Eden’s Harbor Design Document (click to download) J2me series puzzle adventure game published by Nokia and Handango.

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA AND VIDEO SAMPLES:

Links to several of the Facebook posts I created for the Bettendorf Hy-Vee Nursery department. (Note, these are from 2018, as last year’s gas station construction forced us into a highly shorted season with a small fraction of the space and inventory).

I like to keep my post ideas short, clear, concise, visual, and (just a little bit) quirky. I also view social media as an extension of a company brand, not a generic sales pitch, so in this case personable, friendly, customer oriented.

Video post examples:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10155759448983512

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10155759241618512

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10155740075043512

Image post examples:

https://www.facebook.com/BettendorfHV/photos/a.10150238783078512/10155675303253512/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/BettendorfHV/photos/a.10151940294333512/10155699825038512/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/BettendorfHV/photos/a.10150238783078512/10155759212123512/?type=3&theater

 

Below is a successful giveaway promotion I ran for my last novel release across all major social media platforms. I tailored the description and hashtags to each platform, but consistently used #TearsofTime and #TOT and asked my audience to use these hashtags as well.

TOT Giveaway

A promotional trailer I created for my upcoming release ‘Proximity’. I wrote wrote the script, and helped with the filming, editing, sound mixing (in progress), and visual effects (in progress).

 

A promotional trailer I created for the Tears of Time sequel, “A Light Reborn”. I wrote the script, the song lyrics, and helped with filming, editing, and visual effects.

 

 

 

GAME DESIGN

TITANS:

J2me series action game published by Nokia and Handango.

Titans Design Document (click to download)

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EDEN’S HARBOR:

J2me series puzzle adventure game published by Nokia and Handango.

Eden’s Harbor Design Document (click to download)

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EDEN’S HARBOR RETURNS: 

A modern update currently in development for Steam and handheld devices.

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Edens 2  laser version of the error.jpg

 

CUSTOM TABLETOP RPG RULESET (PDF) (click to download)

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A rule book I created for my tabletop gaming group that demonstrates my ability to balance a broad range of item properties, variables, and game mechanics.