Who Am I?

Michael Fletcher: Actor, Artist, Author.  By day a mild-mannered state employee. By night an internet vigilante and man of the stage.  Or something like that.

I’m a freelance writer, blogger, editor, actor and artist living in Richmond, Virginia.  By day I work for the Commonwealth of Virginia, but the writing, acting and art are the passions.

The Write Side of My Brain is my writing home on the web. I also write and publish at Historic Occasions.com.

Prior writing projects include Richmond Bible Examiner, Richmond Pro-Life Examiner, and Richmond Performing Arts Examiner at Examiner.com.  I’m the former Editor-in-Chief for Bearing Drift Magazine and a former writer at Bearing Drift.  While I’m conservative with a libertarian twist I no longer write (much) about politics, but concentrate on faith, art, writing and entertainment.  Thrown in for good measure are posts about family and life in general.

I have a Bachelor of  Arts Degree from Asbury University where I studied Communications Arts with minor concentrations in drama and music.  I have a Certificate of Christian Education from Asbury Theological Seminary and am coursework for the Biblical Training Program the Christian Counseling and Training Center located in Richmond.

I have been active in the Music and Fine Arts Ministry at West End Assembly of God.  I also serve on the Board of Directors for CAT Theatre. In July, 2010, I was appointed by Governor Bob McDonnell to serve a four-year term on the Virginia Board of Counseling.

I am a former member and President of the Asbury University Alumni Association Board.  I have also served as a board member and president of the Runnymede Neighborhood Association, the Shady Acres Recreation Association and the Neighborhood Learning Center (Washington, DC).

I live in North Chesterfield, Virginia.  Thanks to the U.S. Post Office, I used to live in Richmond, Virginia.  We didn’t move.

I share my life with my wife of 31 years and our two sons.  One, a future academy-award-winning-buy-your-parents-a-beach-house director, and the other, a teenager who plans to design video games, or at least play them for the rest of his life.  Completing the household are Nic the Dog, who is far too old to act like such a puppy, and Mo the Cat, to whom we all report.

If you would like to contact me about your writing and editing needs, hire me to do graphic design, or cast me in your next blockbuster, email me at Michael@thewritesideofmybrain.com.

View my website at Michael R. Fletcher: Writing and Graphic Design

Connect with Me on Google+

View my custom designs at CafePress and Zazzle.

Profile Picture: Jeremy Bustin Photography.

1 comment

    • Anonymous on September 3, 2016 at 8:03 am

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