why blog in 2023

I earn my living as an in-house copywriter. And I love it. I love what I do and where I work. This blog helped me land this job. I’d been laid off and was scheduled for an interview with my current company. The hiring director looked me up and read my blog post on being… Continue reading why blog in 2023

5-minute free writing

I was an art student in college. I graduated with a degree in applied design and visual arts. Became a graphic designer and web designer. I sketched a lot. Not so much now that I’m a writer. So far, I’ve spent much of my copywriting career working alongside designers, and I’ve seen them constantly sketching.… Continue reading 5-minute free writing

The truth about feedback

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that when one hears the word “feedback,” one thinks “criticism.” The face twists in a cringe, and one wants nothing more than to run fast, run far and insert one’s head into a hole in the ground. Feedback is uncomfortable. Getting feedback on our work is one thing. That kind… Continue reading The truth about feedback

Taking care of your inner hamster

Your writer's muse is undependable. You’ve got deadlines? The muse is outta there; you’re on your own. Mine lets the door slam behind her on the way out as she calls “Bye, Felicia!” over her well-groomed shoulder as she takes off to enjoy herself while I work. I’m a copywriter. Deadlines are my daily norm,… Continue reading Taking care of your inner hamster

4 things I don’t love about being a writer

I’ve previously posted 5 things to love about being a writer. As much as I love being “ra ra sis boom bah!” about writing, I also want to paint a realistic picture. No vocation is perfect, even writing. There must be balance in the force. To be clear, these are my top personal pain points.… Continue reading 4 things I don’t love about being a writer