About

Joel Heffner is a writer and speaker. His articles have appeared in such diverse publications as the New York Time and the American Kennel Club’s magazine. He is the author of the Amphoto Guide to Wedding Photography. He frequently writes and speaks about creativity, social media, and photography.

Joel is the creator of The Story Starter where you can find 3,423,651,840 (yes, he counted them) ideas for writing a story. It was named as one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers by Writer’s Digest Magazine for 2008, 2012 and 2014.

His speaking topics include:

One Sentence Creativity
Creativity Tips from a Pinhole Camera
iPhoneography: The Good, The Bad, and The Creative
Photography: Tips, Tricks, and Trivia
7776 Ways to Deliver the Same Speech

He has spoken to numerous organizations, including:

Tech-to-Go Conference
Toastmasters District 83 Conference
Professional Photographers of Greater New York
Brooklyn Reading Association
Staten Island S.C.O.R.E.
Staten Island Economic Development Corporation
Arden Heights Boulevard Jewish Center
Alice Austen House Museum
Historic Richmond Town
Great Kills Garden Club