A freelance writer with over 27 years of experience on the beat in more ways than one, Billy Soden is a former music teacher, community educator, and innovative visionary that combines a creative, persuasive touch to nuance any niche.
Soden’s background is a potpourri of originality and creativity that has harvested a compelling body of work, impressively representing a vast variety of genre’s. “Borders, whether they be physical or mental, divide," explained Soden. “If you want to write without borders you need passion, curiosity, intellect, grit, humility, and a creative mindset. Simply put, stories and words connect, and every kind of writing tells a story.”
“Writers are like bridges. They take the reader from point A to Z through reporting, storytelling, tone/style interpretation, emotion, persuasion, humor, data, and whatever else ‘gets the reader where you’d like them to be.’ The trick is always to keep your purpose front and center, getting them across the bridge! Whether they cross by carriage, camel, taxi, flying carpet, or dune buggy only matters to the extent that one or two of those ways will resonate best with your specific project and audience. Don’t put your reader in a carriage when you know they’d prefer a dune buggy!”
Soden sets a high personal standard when it comes to quality and emphasizes that being flexible, reliable, and easy to work with are valued character traits that are just as important as writing itself. His considers himself to be a lifelong learner and spent many years in education as a teacher, community educator, and administrator. His clients come from diverse backgrounds and needs from all over the world. In addition to his writing, he also has experience as a Casting Producer for the number one show on PBS, and an Executive Director for Cole's Foundation and Kids Unite To Fight, a nonprofit foundation that helps kids and their families dealing with cancer.
The scope of Soden’s work also includes having been a writer for the world's largest non-profit independent television and media company. Based in New York City with a global audience of over 65 million, his work contributed 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.
In November 2017, Soden published his second book, "Hope Dealer" and in December of 2019, published his first fiction book, "Sam’s Christmas: A Yuletide Tale of Destiny and Redemption."
Soden has been a regularly featured writer on a global website with more than 1.1 million daily readers and more than 40,000 contributing bloggers. 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.
"Every writing job has a specific audience, and I love the challenge of writing an engaging story that makes the reader feel personally connected and invested in the outcome,” explained Soden. “I love writing anything whose intention is to evoke emotion, persuade, and motivate. The simplest creative nuance can make or break any given piece of writing.”
Soden was a feature writer for a national organization that promotes outdoor adventure, history, and exploration. From high-profile celebrities and local and national magazines to media outlets and individual dreamers with a vision, no job is too big or small, and all are given his full attention and creative talent.
"I love writing, and whether it's crafting one sentence or thousands, regardless of the genre, I take pride in my work and feel blessed to use my skills to satisfy every client to the best of my ability.”
Professional and positive, versatile and creative, Billy Soden 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, Soden is indeed the "Beatbusker" of the writing world.