Michael Otis

Freelance Creative Writer & Comedy Writer

Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
2 Skills
Given my background in sociology (I studied at the University of Minnesota), I love to watch people. It always fascinates me to figure out what exactly makes them tick, as each one is driven by their own individualized set of desires and dysfunctions. I would definitely describe myself as an introvert, which I think gives me an outside perspective of the social world.

My worldview is the only of it's kind. I have lived my entire live in the cold, cold state of Minnesota, much to my own disenchantment. I still don't understand why they built a metropolitan area in a region that is seriously uninhabitable for a couple months every year. I also find it to be a particularly polarized place in which the collective consciousness of it's people borders upon bipolar disorder, but it is still my home. I grew up in a large suburban town with a small town mentality, characterized by 'white flight' from the big bad progressive city of Minneapolis, where I studied and lived for four years. I am also gay, so growing up surrounded by people who voted for Michelle Bachman was irking, disheartening, and called for a very awkward adolescence, probably the root cause of my introversion. Because of where I grew, up, religion and sexuality are common themes in my writing, and I hope my experience growing up has made me a stronger person.

I love laughter- the joy it brings and it's subtle power to change peoples minds and ways of thinking, while lifting their spirits simultaneously. Writing and performing a stand-up comedy act is a very important goal of mine, and a hopeful career path in the long term.

As a writer, I am intelligent and thoughtful. My work is passionate, cohesive, and polished. I am something of a perfectionist and a bit obsessive at times, which has been an obstacle in the past when I write; but at some point I learned to find ways around my dysfunctions, as one does. Writing is something I truly love to do, especially creative writing. I really enjoy the endless possible combinations of words to express an abstract thought or idea. To write professionally is my strongest desire, it is what drives me.
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing
Comedy Writing