words. ideas. stories.

(and a lot of caffeine)

 

About Dylan

William Dylan Powell is a Houston-based writer. With 16 years of professional writing experience, his creative interests and projects range from mystery fiction to books about Texas to the everyday writing people need to get on with their business and life. 

 

EXPERIENCE

Powell hasn't had a meal in 16 years not paid for by professional writing or creative services. Also, he's not a skinny guy. 

SECRET TO SUCCESS

"Write. Every day. Rewrite. Read. Repeat." 

guilty pleasures

Twilight Zone. Zombie/Prepper fiction. Bad golf.

PET PEEVES

Fuzzy goals. Vague strategy. Bureaucracy. 

WANT TO BE A WRITER? IT'S EASY. STOP MESSING AROUND ON THE INTERNET AND GO WRITE SOMETHING.

 

Commercial writing

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powell's commercial writing has made businesses nationwide millionS 

One of the leading commercial writers in Texas, Powell has contributed creative concepts and copywriting expertise to some of the nation’s leading Fortune 500 corporations. He has a career focus on specifically helping energy, industrial and technology clients. His past clients have included Halliburton, Schlumberger, Weatherford, Engie (formerly GDF SUEZ) and Apache Corporation. 

 

 
 

books about texas

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texas: a big place with big stories

Powell has written five books about Texas and Texas history, including his latest two non-fiction works Lost Houston and Texas Then & Now. A ninth-generation Texan, Powell’s family has lived in Texas since the Republic years. “I like writing about Texas because it’s a big place culturally as well as geographically,” he says. “From the Big Bend to the streets of Houston, everyone has a story.” Check out his books about Texas.  

 
 

crime & mystery

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once upon a crime in texas

Powell also writes dark, and sometimes funny, crime stories set in Texas. His short fiction regularly appears in publications including Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and other endeavors dedicated to the darkness of mankind. His upcoming true crime book, Untimely Demise, is due out in September from Cider Mill Press. Learn more about Powell's fiction work.