Joel Wayne

Joel Wayne is a writer from Boise, Idaho. Below you'll find some of his featured work and unfinished business.

Creative portfolio

Below you’ll find a few things I’ve written - and, many times, produced or co-produced - broken out by medium: fiction and nonfiction, audio and visual work, and marketing and copywriting. Click and enjoy.

Fiction & Nonfiction

The big “what next?”

An article published on LinkedIn

The Box will always be a box

An article I wrote about getting laid off for the first time, published in The Good Men Project


A flash fiction piece I wrote, published in Bull Men’s Fiction

The botany of blind dates

A nonfiction story I told at a storytelling event

writing is exercise

A keynote speech I once gave at a national writing awards ceremony

Campfire Stories

A fiction story I once read for a local series, featured on Radio Boise

Good grief

An article I wrote about voluntary unemployment, published in Salon

Two dogs

A flash fiction piece I wrote, published by Rowan Glassworks

Your Soldier boy, Jack

A self-published book of WWII letters

Brother's keeper

An interview, essay, and award-winning short story

Audio / Visual


You know the place

A podcast about passed-by places, produced for Boise State Public Radio

Pawn Shop Guns

A music video I wrote and directed for TW Walsh


A short film I wrote and directed, premiering at the Sun Valley Film Festival

Hidden springs

A one-off podcast about polyamory and pineapple

Marketing & Copywriting

The Age of connection

A digital video I wrote for a software company


A digital video I wrote for an insurance company

The closed account

A television spot I wrote for a regional credit union

not alone

A radio spot I wrote for a local mental health organization

Get Flavorfied

A television spot I wrote for a state fair