Why are you a copywriter?
Because I don’t like to leave my house. By being a copywriter, I can make the money I need and share my vast source of somewhat useless information with the world. Also, because I like to make the words into sentences
How do you take your coffee?
Lots of creamer and a bit of hot cocoa mix in it.
If you had to pick just one condiment, which would it be and why?
Mayo because it’s the only one I like for the most part. Mustard is nasty and ketchup is only good on hot dogs and sometimes on scrambled eggs
Do you have a process for writing blogs?
I take notes longhand on paper and then type them into beautiful sentences.
What kind of writing do you do outside of Top Shelf?
Home improvement blogs, career stuff, web page writing, yada yada for another content company. Sometimes an odd poem or two will still fall out of my brain.
How do you think your outside writing influences your Top Shelf work?
It doesn’t. We are brainless robots at the other place. Top Shelf allows personality.
What’s your favorite font?
~*Comic Sans*~ (I kid, I kid…this one, though. I like Century Gothic. It’s so schmexy. Oh, and Baskerville Old Face. Oh shit, look at this tiny thing. Edwardian Script. I really have a major thing for fonts (this is Algerian, yo…)…Also, I’m kinda fond of Times New Roman. I’m done now.
What words do you really hate / love?
I hate racist words (you get the point). I love the word melancholy. Bibliophile. Audiophile. Defile (ok, that one not so much). Silhouette. That’s a good one.
What’s your favorite book?
Go Ask Alice. She’s Come Undone. The Great Gatsby. The Catcher in the Rye. Anything by Jodi Picoult. V.C. Andrews is a bit of a guilty pleasure.
Who is your writing hero?
Jodi Picoult. Her books have changed my views on serious situations on more than a few occasions. She conquers tough topics and does a good job at hitting them from every angle.
If your life had a theme song, what would it be?
“Brave” by Sara Bareilles