Eugene Ward

When I began my journey with the Phoenix Screenwriters Association, I had no idea how compelling the experience would be and how much it would grow me as an artist in an arena I’d long been curious about but had only ever made the most periphery of forays into.

I’m a novelist by trade, a craft I adore from the bottom of my heart. I believe the power of narrative, the power to weave thoughts, ideas, concepts, emotions, and experiences into words that become a shared existence in the world is both a tremendous gift and an even greater responsibility.

For many years, twenty-two this June, it’s been my joy and pleasure to do so through the medium of novels, however translating those stories into screenplays and having the ability to do so myself was something I was always interested in. Over the years I watched many artists have their work transformed into things that were unrecognizable, have seen many authors denounce the movies, original series, and more that took what they poured their souls into and treated it with little more care than rubbish and refuse.

I knew this was a journey I wanted to embark on, but I wanted to have the tools and knowledge to make these transformations through my own two hands, but where does one begin?

I cannot possibly begin to state nor could I ever overstate the value of the Phoenix Emerging Screenwriters Conference. I was delighted by how warm, open, and welcoming everyone was at this event. Carlo made me feel welcome and at ease, the other members of the association were just as kind, and the ability to learn from those who have cut their teeth in this industry was an experience beyond simple quantification.

The value that this conference offers, and at an incredible price, is well worth every penny and every minute of your time. Through attending this conference, the mixers, the lectures, the forums, I was armed with the knowledge and skill set that not only enabled me to begin turning my novels into screenplays, but to create original works that I am proud of and eager to share with the world.

Before this conference, I was filled with questions and concerns about the process of screenwriting and the world it dwells in. After? My first screenplay went on to win quarter-finals in the IFF New York International Screenwriting Competition 2023.

I await this years conference with bated breath, and can assure you it’s a wonderful event filled  with and run by wonderful people that you won’t want to miss. 

– Eugene “the Author” Ward
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Eugene Ward, widely known as Eugene the Author, is a seasoned writer whose literary journey spans over two decades. With a diverse repertoire that includes novels spanning multiple genres and compelling screenplays, Eugene has established himself as a versatile storyteller with a knack for captivating audiences across mediums.

Eugene’s literary universe is as expansive as it is immersive. His novels, available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback formats, showcase his mastery in weaving intricate narratives that resonate with readers of all ages. From the enchanting fantasy adventure of “Nora and the Eternal Waterwheel” and its sequel “Nora and the Realm of Whispers,” to the gripping cosmic horror and romance of “Comfort and Joy in the Abyss,” Eugene effortlessly traverses genres, delivering spellbinding tales that leave a lasting impression.

In “Comfort, and Joy in the Abyss,” Eugene delves into the realms of mystery and romance, entwining cosmic horrors with the complexities of human emotion. Meanwhile, “Tribus Dulce” explores the tumultuous journey of young adulthood through the lens of a superhero drama, offering a fresh perspective on the genre. And in “Blue Butterfly: Noire,” Eugene ventures into the realm of suspense and thriller, delivering a riveting narrative that keeps readers on the edge of their seats.

Eugene’s foray into screenwriting has been equally remarkable. His neo-noir screenplay, “The Mura Effect,” garnered acclaim by reaching the quarter-finals in IFF’s New York International Screenwriting Competition, showcasing his talent for crafting compelling stories for the screen.

As an artist, Eugene Ward is driven by a profound belief in the transformative power of storytelling. He approaches his craft with unwavering commitment to authenticity of character and integrity of narrative, guided by the mantra “in all things, strive to do no harm, and always seek to elevate and grow.” His narratives not only entertain but also resonate deeply, addressing poignant themes such as bullying, self-doubt, family dynamics, mental health, and more.

Eugene Ward’s stories are a testament to the dual nature of storytelling—to entertain and to grow, to heal rather than to harm. With each tale he pens, Eugene endeavors to leave a profound impact on his readers, offering narratives that linger in the mind long after the final page is turned.



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