What does it mean to be a writer?
For me, it means that I operate best when I’m translating some aspect of the world into written form, to make it make sense to the intended reader. There are a lot of forums for this, and it’s fun for me to discover new ways I can use my gift.
As a freelance writer, I’ve been engaged for countless projects where words, and the way something is communicated, is important. This takes many forms, and I, quite frankly, love them all. If I get to wordsmith it, whatever it is, I’m happy (and my clients are too). Just a few examples include resumes, social media profiles, company newsletters, handbooks, executive bios, wedding vows, obituaries, and parodies (of what, you ask…let’s just say the world is rife with opportunity here).
In addition to my professional freelance writing assignments, I’m the voice behind several blogs (both as me, and as a ghostwriter in several cases), and I occasionally ghost write books for people if the subject resonates and we are effective collaborators.
My fiction is another matter. I love to show my characters in terrible predicaments (usually of their own making) so that they can benefit from the lessons I’ve been blessed to learn. And I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t laugh at them a little along the way. I write about anything and everything, but at the core of all of my work is my underlying life philosophy of hope – wrapped in humor. My mission is to inspire others to cope with their challenges by sharing my own experiences, wins, and losses, and hopefully make you smile at the absurdity that is life.
If you have something important to say, and need help saying it, connect with me and let’s see if I can help. If you want to read something that entertains, encourages, or even inspires you, you may enjoy my blogs, short stories, and novels. And as always, let me know you’re out there!