RJ Hervey

Creative Writer. Content Editor. Copywriter.

United States

Published author, freelance editor, pajama aficionado: based in the Pacific Northwest, where the rain and tall trees make everything smell like home.

I want to tell stories, and I want my stories to be a toolbox for those who would seek to build themselves up.



Winter's Child
Notes on Winter's Child

An intercalary excerpt from Winter's Child -- an adult, historical-fiction manuscript.

What's New, Pikachu?
Script Extract

A short excerpt from "What's New, Pikachu?" -- a mockumentary of perspective in the digital world.

The Salal Review
The Yellow Oxalis

A traditionally inspired sonnet, written in the style prevalent during the Elizabethan period.


Cinderella's Mice

Cinderella's Mice is a crafts and costuming boutique that gives special attention to projects of a nerdier bent. [Copywriter for website.]

The CMO Team

IdeaTAP is an online magazine that business professionals can leverage to build and enhance relationships with their clients and prospects. [Copywriter for general content.]

Dungeons & Dragons
The Death Walker

A commissioned writing project for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition.


The Hidden Bookshelf
The Lightning Bug: Word Choice in a Thesaurus Driven World

The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter-'tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning. -Mark Twain With the advent of new technology, there is an undeniable shift in the techniques and themes of literature. This is a trend that has permeated history.

The Hidden Bookshelf
The Dance of Style and Content

For each new story, a writer must make a slew of stylistic choices. What's the literary perspectice? Should the language be in low or high diction? How will I dictate internal monologue? All too many writers assume these choice are arbitrary, yet a seasoned author will tell you that these decisions are hardly choices at...