Steven Kilpatrick

Copy Editor, Copywriter, Editor, Ghostwriter, Technical Writer, Writer, Managing Editor

I'm a man of many words--and that's kind of the point.

I'm a freelance writer specializing in education, sports, digital entertainment, and comedy.

My primary focus over the last few years has been editorial coverage of videogames (or video games if you're fussy), Sports (especially NBA basketball), TV/Film, and Card/Board games.

I have degrees in sociology and writing from the University of North Texas, and I've dabbled in game design (I spent a year at one of the top game design programs in the country and I've got the student loans to prove it).

When I, as Stephen King puts it, "write with the door closed," you'll often catch me penning award winning poetry, and award adjacent fiction. I'm especially fond of horror--(see student loans above).
Content Types
Article, Narrative Video, Website Copy, Press Release, Blog Post, Ad/Promotional Copy
More Information
University of North Texas, Sociology
University of North Texas, English--Creative Writing
Dallas, TX, USA|English

Published Content

Blog Post
Shared Mythology: The Secret Obstacle Blocking SquareEnix’s “Avengers” Title

I explore the power of shared mythologies, and the dangers we face when we (as creators) ignore those shared mythologies.

June 13th, 2019
Blog Post
Teaching Poetry in the 21st Century

I wrote an email to a middle-school teacher a few years ago, and realized that many of the ideas might apply to a broader group of students and teachers. I took the bones of that email reply and turned it into a full blog post--which may eventually become a scholarly essay when I've got the energy to find corroborating essays to commune with.

June 25th, 2019
How Titanfall Became Biggest Game of March and February
February 25th, 2014
The Irrational Game
February 20th, 2014
Batman Arkham Origins: Return to Sender
November 14th, 2013
NBA Basketball: Chandler Parsons Goodbye--What Did the Mavs Know?

I explore the quiet divorce between the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, and the often injured Chandler Parsons.

October 18th, 2016
North Texas Review 2011-2012 Edition

I was the Editor-in-Chief and President of the North Texas Review in 2011 for this edition, which we published in early 2012.

April 15th, 2012
Dallas Mavericks Weekend Donuts: Minutes, Minuses And Maxi

I break down a December, 2017 NBA game featuring the Dallas Mavericks and the Brooklyn Nets.

December 2nd, 2017
From the Archive: Ali and Kimbo — Click-through vs. Reach

In June of 2016, both Muhammad Ali and Kimbo Slice had the coincidental misfortune to die within days of one another. A particularly unnecessary headline made the rounds that made a big deal about the number of clicks each fighter's obituary stories got on prominent sports websites. I take a look at this information, draw a few conclusions, and push back at a few others.

October 13th, 2016
Blog Post
Spiders and Coffee People

A rare personal essay about the craft and process of writing.

April 16th, 2018
Videogames: Grand Theft Auto and Torture

This is an older piece, and one I might tackle with a bit more restraint in 2019, but it's still a piece I'm proud of. I ask the reader to make a distinction between up-close acts of violence and violence-from-a-distance. I also pose the question: "If we have a moral objection to a character's actions, but we continue to play, do we revoke our ability to point fingers?"

October 1st, 2013
GTA Online: Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Car Bomb
October 5th, 2013
PDF upload
North Texas Review 2010-2011 Edition

I was fiction editor for the 2010-2011 edition of the North Texas Review.

April 15th, 2011
Videogames: Heavy Rain Op-Ed

This is an earlier piece I wrote about the now iconic Heavy Rain. I've had some heated debates about my take on this type of experience over the years, but my mind hasn't changed much.

June 10th, 2010
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