You’d probably like to know something about the person you might be doing business with, wouldn’t you?
I’ve been a writer my whole life, moving back and forth between fiction and journalism. After college, I decided to try playwriting, and I had been writing plays for about 4 or 5 years when I was called in by a headhunter for a job as a copywriter.
I had never before thought about a career as a copywriter and I had never had anyone want to hire me because I was a playwright. As it turned out, my boss had wanted to hire someone creative, and figured that she had hit paydirt by finding a playwright (which was cool, because, sadly, very few people think about that aspect of copywriting).
I was delighted with copywriting. Like playwriting, it gave me a creative outlet for my writing and storytelling, but unlike playwriting, it paid me a regular salary:-)
As I worked in copywriting, I became interested in marketing as well, especially the psychology of marketing. I find psychology (which really means people – go figure, a storyteller who’s interested in people!) fascinating, so I’m often reading books and articles on the psychology of marketing as much for fun as profit.
All that said, I still love the theatre: There’s no feeling quite like seeing something you’ve written being acted in front of you. There’s an adrenaline rush, you feel queasy, people around you laugh or suck in their breath at the right (or wrong) moments – it’s amazing.
Whether I’m writing copy or plays, I love writing for an audience:-)
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