What makes a writer? I recently heard that question proposed to a group of people who should have either known the answer or should have at least considered the question more than once in their lives.
Are you a writer because you’ve been published? Or because you’ve been published and paid? Or is it because you’ve been acknowledged as such with a certificate or degree of some kind?
There is only one true thing that defines a writer.
A writer writes.
A writer takes 30 minutes to send a one-paragraph email. A writer struggles with Twitter. A writer stresses over the wording on a postcard. A writer can never put words on the page or screen without revisions.
Most of all, a writer writes. An idea, or phrase, or string of characters appears in their consciousness and they cannot let it go without writing it down. It must be written and then revised. And then maybe revised again, and then shared with the world.
Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. Everyone excels at something and struggles with something else which might comes naturally to others.
In my experience, some of the most intelligent, most well-spoken people cannot write well. Since public speaking (among other things) is not easy for me I believe that makes us even.
We all need each other’s help to truly succeed, so I’ll write and you crunch numbers. Or fill teeth. Or build houses. Together, we’ll all move the ball down the field.
Whether it’s business, creative, or technical content for a digital or print resource, I can help you or your company clearly present the information you wish to share with the world.
Let me provide the copywriting or content for your project. I guarantee you’ll be happy with the results.