A Writer’s Summer Chronicles

Here’s an update of what I’m working on this summer. I’ve been busy! But maybe not in ways you expected. I call it a writer’s summer chronicles.

A Writer's Summer Chronicles

A Writer’s Summer Chronicles

I was thinking about the writing I’ve done this summer and realized I’ve spent the past few months, maybe longer, focusing on content marketing.

Not just focusing, but honing my skills. Studying, practicing, correcting, testing, and finding ways to do something new in an industry I suspect doesn’t embrace change.

I suppose this doesn’t sound interesting but to me it is. Because I was trained in a related, yet opposite, field. Journalism. Tell the story, tell it straight, keep your bias to a minimum.

Marketing on the other hand is all about influencing choices and finding ways to stand out in a noisy world. It is a horrible, wonderful, difficult, exciting, creative, frustrating, interesting field.

And I love it

However, in my haste to learn and excel at content marketing I’ve allowed my storytelling to take a back seat. Upon this realization (because it wasn’t intentional so much as a byproduct of filling up my time and mind with mastering the craft) I opted to keep up with journalism…even though I’m SO TIRED.

A Writer's Summer Chronicles

So on top of my fundraising, marketing, advertising, behind-the-scenes type writing I’m picking up work here and there with Van City Buzz and Tourism Abbotsford.

And I love it

So, that’s my version of a writer’s summer chronicles. I have a few other projects on the back burner I’m hoping to get to soon. A few book reviews, copy editing a couple other projects…and then, well, my own book. One day.

Here's an update of what I'm working on this summer. I've been busy! But maybe not in ways you expected. I call it a writer's summer chronicles.

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