ABOUT RANDALL ALLEN DUNN
In 1988, a few months after graduating from Judson College in Elgin, IL with a B.A. in Communications & Fine Arts, Randall Allen Dunn began serving his local church as Drama Director, at his pastor’s request. They met regularly to discuss sermon topics, for which Dunn wrote and directed weekly illustrative dramas. He continued to serve as Drama Director for 9 years, ultimately producing over 200 short dramas, 6 productions, and 1 half-hour outreach video, while training and directing over 60 adult & 80 child actors, 3 directors, 2 drama teams and 1 writing team, and conducting 8 acting and improvisational workshops.
Dunn continued to write and edit independently for over 14 years, training & critiquing writing for adults. He has also consulted with various writers and editors who have praised his work, and several publishers have requested proposals for his novels.
In the early 1990’s, Dunn wrote articles for The Standard and Decision magazine, and regular feature articles for Pioneer Clubs’ Perspective magazine, through which he offered tips for running an effective weekly children’s program for churches. In 1998, as the Writer for International Teams, a missionary training & support center, he worked hand-in-hand with Marketing and Graphic Design staff to relay stories of effective outreach on the mission field. While writing all copy for quarterly newsletters, direct mail, and annual recruitment brochures, he also wrote the president’s semi-monthly receipt letters, and coached him in presenting his address for a recruitment video.
Since 1994, Dunn has attended annual Christian writers’ conferences, including American Christian Writers and Write-to-Publish, as well as an EPA and Church Libraries conference, perfecting his craft and learning market needs. Editors, agents, writers and conference attendees have all praised his story concepts and writing style.
In 1998, Dunn established "Character Entertainment", a sole proprietorship business designed to sell short stories and dramas online, for which he created website graphics and ad brochures. In 2002-2003, he taught a one-year Creative Writing Class for adults, instructing them in the basics of fiction writing. Through monthly writing assignments and critiques of students’ submissions, he helped them improve and learn how to reach their writing goals.
Since 1999, Dunn has worked to complete and revise short stories and novels, for which several editors and agents have requested proposals.