Billy Soden is a freelance writer with over 25 years of experience on the beat in more ways than one. From a writing hobbyist to a professional communicator of the written word, this former music teacher and community educator combine a creative persuasive touch to nuance any niche.
“I am a survivor of writing education curriculum and policy, grant writing for the fine arts, marketing copy for quarterly community events and classes, and successfully transitioned from paper post-it notes to on-screen post-it notes.” ~ Billy Soden
Billy’s work has been published in national and local magazines and his first book, U Be U by Billy Soden released globally in May 2017. U Be U is whimsical wisdom set to simple rhyme and stunning images from around the world. It’s a cool, sometimes cute and sometimes witty gift for the grad – the grad of diploma collectors, university seekers, and achievement gatherers! From the smallest of goals to the loftiest life-changing milestones, we are all alumni of every challenge overcome, every happy moment ever shared, and every goal ever reached – be they big or small. In a world that often wants to tell us who and what we should be, it’s easy to get lost in a crowd and tied in a knot over who you are not! “U” are unique. “U’ are who you are. “U” have great purpose, some discovered and some not quite yet. “U” never stop learning and growing into the new “U” you are today. What’s the message? Be yourself! Are there bumps along the way? Of course! At the end of the day, be they mounds or mountains, you are the one who gets to decide who the you that is you, truly are. Wherever you go, and in all that you do, a most valuable life lesson is for you to be you. U Be U.
Soden is a regular blogger who was first featured on a global blogging site with more than 35,000 contributors and an average of 1.1 million unique monthly visitors. His blog, “How To Squeeze A Football Team Into A Sardine Can; Growing Up In Small Spaces,” touched the hearts of many through a condensed telling of growing up in a large blended family. Since then, Billy has been a regularly featured blog-meister. His blog in the “humor” category, “How I Became A Professional Beatbusker,” is still featured and gaining “hype” across blogging and social media platforms.
Billy currently writes for the world’s largest non-profit independent television and media company. Based in New York City, with a global audience of nearly 15 million, Soden’s stories contribute to the shared vision of uniting humanity, hope, and freedom through the authoring of engaging stories that portray the intensely compelling unification of all humankind and the planet.
Soden sprung from “Rising Talent” to “Top Talent” on the largest global network of freelance writers.His next book is due out Summer of 2017. “Hope Dealer” is a soon-to-be best seller that inspires those who struggle to the depths of despair and hopelessness through the stories of perseverance, recovery, and personal prosperity from the lives of its author and others.
Born with a trombone in one tiny hand and a pen in the other, Billy’s passion for writing developed early in life. Professional, versatile, and creative, Billy has coined the term “Beatbusker” and labels himself as such.
“I’m a hybrid writer,” Billy explained, “kind of a cross between a beat reporter and a street performer (a busker). I know all the words. You just have to put them in the right order to make them get up and dance!”
Positive, collaborative, and inspired, Billy is indeed the “Beatbusker” of the writing world.
To view samples of Billy’s Beatbusking, view his online e-folio at https://beatbusker.journoportfolio.com/.