I checked my emails just a couple hours ago as we sat in the Cincinnati airport waiting to fly to Denver. From there, we will head home to Boise after sweet weekend trip for a friend’s wedding in Ohio. I had a new inquiry in my inbox wondering how I could help them learn marketing […]

One of the things I dislike most in the world is pressure. It’s most likely because I am a people pleaser; almost every day I think through what feels like a million things that I wish I could do, I wish I could help people, I wish I could say yes to another new obligation. […]

It happened again the other evening—one of Marshall’s new professors asked me what I do. When I told him that I’m a copywriter, he said “Ohhh… so like you work with books?” Nope. He’s not the odd one out, though—it’s rare for me to tell someone what I do and have them understand it right […]

Are headlines truly important? As creatives who are consistently crafting informational blog posts, helpful Instagram captions, and new sections on our websites, we are constantly trying to come up with the first words our clients put their eyes on: the headline. Aka what they read to decide if they want to read the rest of […]

Does copy seem to you like a lowkey, lame part of your business? Maybe you’ve said or thought something like this: “I need to write my about page soon, but I don’t really care how it sounds—I’ll just throw some words up on my website ‘cause writing isn’t really my thing.” “I’m not a huge […]

I was Face Timing my friend Lauren a couple weeks ago, and we were talking about our businesses—she watercolors, I write. We talked about how hard it is to want to tell people that we have something to sell. We sit down to write an Instagram post, or an Etsy bio, and start to feel […]

“And now the matchless deed’s achieved: determined, dared, and done!” That is, of course, a wee bit dramatic—but it IS true that I am delighted to have finallyyy opened my new mentoring package up for bookings! Mentoring calls are one of my favorite parts of my job. It is so rewarding and FUN to get […]

I remember seeing a post a couple years ago that mentioned the word “avatar”. I didn’t know what it meant. Now, a lot of months and a new business later, it’s one of the most important things I use in my work as a copywriter.  If you’re a creative, a small business owner, or a […]

Yesterday I asked my Instagram people what their biggest pain point is with copywriting; what constantly makes them unsure; what they struggle the most with. This morning I opened IG to a variety of replies, but one summarized them all: how do we deal with “blank page fright”? The phrase resonates so much with me. […]

          I remember running along the canal one evening late spring. I was listening to the energetic, inspiring Heart + Hustle podcast (hosted by Evie Rupp and Lindsey Roman). It was a podcast about copywriting. I had never heard of copywriting before. A week later I started copywriting. There is a whole lot of backstory […]