Writing Prompt Friday (bigger)

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! Sometimes I wonder if the work I do makes any difference. I’ve never won an a copywriting or advertising award. Most of my efforts support other people’s efforts. So far, I have nothing to do with the fancy ads my company runs; the ones that were recently launched to a resounding round of “oooooohsss” and “aaaahhhhhhs.”

My function is one of service, not glamour. And while I like being of service, everyone needs a cookie now and then. Yup, I’ve been having a right nice little pity party.

But then someone said something that resonated. “While others are off chasing gold stars, you’re helping the business.

And that gave me a boost. Even more so since it was my boss who said it—during my performance review. (She loves me, by the way; yay!) Because what I do is fundamental work. The necessary work. I create what the business needs to grow. Internal communications, external marketing collateral, branding, standardization, ideation, creativity..bread-and-butter work keeps a business running.

Even when others are chasing glory (and I hope they do well because there’s nothing wrong with that), there are those of us who build foundations. There’s a good amount of pride in that.

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Writing Prompt Friday (hungry edition)

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Welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! This week’s inspired by the fact that this week’s been so busy I haven’t been eating as much as I should to maintain my good humor or semblance of humanity. Yeah, I’ve gotten hangry a time or two. And I’ve become rather zombie-like upon occasion.

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Writing Prompt Friday

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Welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! I hope you’re enjoying these as much as I am, because lemme tell ya, it’s a lot of fun to turn the random thoughts in my head into something that’s useful instead of verbalizing them out loud and watching my husband facepalm himself wondering what on earth he got himself into. Although…to be honest…that’s fun too. Kind of a sport, really.

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Writing Prompt Friday (love)

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Welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday. Yes, it’s now the day after Valentine’s Day, but I’ve got a ready theme, so I’m running with it.

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Writing Prompt Friday

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It’s a snowy, frosty time here in Seattle. A perfect time to start a series here on Rubber Ducky Copywriter.

Welcome to my first Writing Prompt Friday.

One of my goals in life is to help other writers write because we’re writers and that’s what we do but sometimes we need a little spark or push in a different direction because we’re stuck or bored or whatever decides to plague us at any given moment. Personally, I think my inner hamster Hortense decides she needs a break and a cosmo every so often.

Hence Writing Prompt Friday. Ready? Here’s your prompt. Continue reading