I am excited to say that I was featured on an episode of Write Now this past week!
And while it’s not necessarily 100% about content strategy and its ilk, it’s about the writing process, how I ended up where I am in life, and how my decisions and practice have led me to this career.
Huge thanks to my friend Sarah Werner, who runs the podcast (The Write Now Podcast with Sarah Werner). From her site:
This week on Coffee Break, I talk with user experience architect and fellow content strategist Corey Vilhauer. Like most good online writers, Corey understands the rules of language and when to break them.
Whether it’s writing an in-depth article or streamlining a website, this is the kind of fast and dirty writing that puts food on many writer’s tables. That isn’t to say copywriting and content strategy don’t require as much creativity (if not more) as novel writing.
“The thought that has to go into putting structure around the publication…it’s really important. Can you write an article that can be summed up in 55 words?”
Technical writing helps many writers find a voice and teaches skills you just can’t learn in school. But, as Corey puts it, sometimes it feels like we’re only “pretending to be writers.” But whether it’s writing for an audience or optimizing content for a bot, we are all writers and we all share a love of literature.
“I really do believe that most of my good writing is stuff that I let go for about a week and came back to and had the energy to start over again.”
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