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April Issue: Yep, Just Say It!

Just released, the April issue of Barefoot Writer!

Living the Writer's Life: Deanna Blanchard

Deanna Blanchard’s journey to copywriting is heartwarming… Not only did she venture into a way of life that was unfamiliar based on her upbringing, but she also rediscovered the joy she felt through writing and, albeit with some trial and error, made it work for her in a way that allowed her to pursue other passions. Plus, it gave her the ability to be there for those who matter most in her life. Enjoy her story.

Living the Writer's Life: Derek Coleman

Derek Coleman felt like his life was wasting away, working for meager pay at a dull job that required a prolonged commute. He made an escape plan and dove in, then found himself in a pickle when it didn’t work out the way he’d hoped. Writing came to the rescue, and brought with it unexpected joys. Enjoy Derek’s copywriting love story and take note of his unique long-term view to pursue joy to the very end.

Living the Writer's Life: Wanda Sewell

Wanda Sewell had been writing for as long as she could remember, but it never really took hold as a career until health needs sent her on a journey to find a flexible job that offered more income. Once she connected with Barefoot Writer, the world of copy opened up to her and she began to find her way with writing that’s meaningful to her. She’s since become an active voice in the Barefoot Writer Facebook group and is quick to share advice and give support to new writers.

Living the Writer's Life: Ashley Jonkman

Artistically inclined Ashley Jonkman found passion through writing early on in her adult life, but other pursuits soon filled her days. Then when the pandemic presented a unique opportunity to write for a nonprofit, her efforts blossomed into a full position, and she’s been in demand ever since. Discover how she overcame self-doubt by jumping at new opportunities and showing a genuine willingness to serve others.

Living the Writer's Life: Tim Geiger

Burnout hit Tim Geiger hard once he got his law practice up and going, which caused him to pause and look around for alternatives. But when copywriting entered the picture, another appealing opportunity came his way. Discover how Tim came to weave his two major interests together, and how he’s crafted a lifestyle of less stress, comfortable pay, and work he enjoys.

Living the Writer's Life: Chuck Warren

Chuck Warren really took “steering his own boat” to the next level when he entered the writing world. Discover how his quest to meld his two passions created a career of authority and autonomy, plus the freedom, ability, and income to live out lifelong travel goals.

Living the Writer's Life: Cheryl Malcham

Fed up with dead-end dabbling and ready for purpose and pay, Cheryl Malcham stumbled onto copywriting one dynamic night that changed everything. She hasn’t taken her foot off the accelerator since and has built a profitable writing career based around her interests, desires, and availability. On top of that, she’s proof that a remote copywriter can work for a client over the long term, effectively getting the best of both worlds with co-workers and colleagues but still comfortable in her own home clear across the country.

Living the Writer's Life: Rob Gramer

Though Rob Gramer was on his way to a safe and reliable career in the world of engineering, a goofy trick played on a classmate wound up introducing him to the world of freedom through paid writing. Once he’d gotten a taste for it, he couldn’t shake it, and today his life looks every bit as fun, profitable, and relaxing as the best writer success stories. Enjoy Rob’s entertaining and inspirational journey.

Living the Writer's Life: Gloria Rand

Gloria Rand was born with a love of writing but never expected the different twists and turns it would take her on. From finding connection in a new hometown to working in SEO to writing her own book, the skill of copywriting has allowed her to pivot in her goals and business interests many times. But along with personal satisfaction, writing has brought immense life satisfaction, thanks to the freedom to be there for others when it mattered most. Read on to discover how Gloria reshaped her writing business to fit her life needs many times over.

Living the Writer's Life: Jen Phillips April

When I spoke to her from her writing office in Playa del Carmen, where she’s been for six years, Jen Phillips April looked refreshed and sun-kissed. But that wasn’t always the story… Discover how she decided she’d had her fill of Pennsylvania winters and what brought about the glorious new writer’s life in the tropics that she’s enjoying now.

Living the Writer's Life: Dave Sharpe

Self-professed “bad employee” Dave Sharpe desired nothing more than control within his own life. When a piece of sales content caught his eye, he discovered how writing might be the key to his escape. Read on to learn how he transitioned from always wanting more to being the head of his own writing agency in a trajectory that’s changed not only his life but the lives of those closest to him.

Living the Writer's Life: Tom Gerencer

Tom Gerencer always had an eye for outdoor fun and committed to living where he could satisfy that need. But when money grew tight at the same time his family expanded, he needed a reliable fix. His two requirements were better-than-minimum-wage income and not being tied to an office. Not only did writing satisfy both needs, but he took it to a whole other level. Read on to discover how this born adventurer is making the most of his writer’s life.

Living the Writer's Life: Cindy Cyr

When Cindy Cyr’s boss refused to give her leave to travel to her dying sister’s side, the wheels of change were forever put in motion. But Cindy was able to make sweeping changes to her life pretty quickly, thanks to the opportunities she found through writing. Because of her bold actions, she’s never again faced the pain of being barred from spending time with a loved one when they were in need. Discover how her new path has paid off a hundred-fold since.

Living the Writer's Life: Jon Stoltzfus

Jon Stoltzfus was at the height of his career as an aerospace engineer, looking from the outside like he had it all: high-six-figure salary, prestige, and influence. But on the inside, he was miserable. He turned an eye toward writing but didn’t take the plunge till a major life catalyst nudged him forward. But once he committed to copywriting, he committed fully. Discover how his writing career took shape and how he’s made the most of it since.

Living the Writer's Life: Julia Borgini

Julia Borgini’s work life always involved writing in some capacity, but it didn’t take long for her to realize not all writing jobs are created equal. When life took a stressful turn and she needed a change, the appeal of more autonomy and creativity brought copywriting to the forefront. Read on to discover how she melded her previous career skills with freelancing, and how she’s built a joyful writing life that’s still going strong more than a decade later.

Living the Writer's Life: Jonas Munnich

Jonas Munnich began his career in sales because he’d heard it would be a good option for anyone hoping to be successful in business and entrepreneurship. Selling over the phone was not a great fit, but the concept of crafting words to persuade and improve sales fascinated him. Then a life-changing quiz set him on a direct path to copywriting and the promise of a terrific career. Read on to discover how...

Living the Writer's Life: Alice Watts

Alice Watts didn’t want to sit around bored in retirement, and writing sounded like something that would fill the void and bring in money. After a few false starts, she found her footing, and now she fills a need in the writing world that she never saw coming. Discover what it is below…

Living the Writer's Life: Monica Coleman

Monica Coleman had a longtime thirst to help others. Despite a successful career in finance, she knew more was possible for her. It wasn’t till she discovered the power of the written word that she found a way to meld her interests and passions with a versatile writing career that keeps her busy and engaged. Today, she has time for her family plus plenty of intriguing work to keep her busy…

Living the Writer's Life: Chad Myers

Chad Myers set out for his first job in media with gusto, but he soon realized it wasn’t all he’d dreamed it would be. He wasn’t long into the disappointment before he came across copywriting and recognized it as the trampoline that could vault him toward his biggest life dreams. Read on to discover how those dreams intersect with writing, and what he’s doing to make sure they all come true.

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