A WRITE LIFE
Freelance Writer & Author
Overnight, our world turned upside down.
Many of us need to pivot; to reinvent, reimagine, and rewrite who we are, what we do, and how we do it.
If you have a business or service, read on ... because now, more than ever, your story matters.
“Tell me a fact, and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth, and I’ll believe. But tell me a story, and it will live in my heart forever.”
We can become stuck in a pattern of how we promote and advertise our business or service, and sometimes the focus of our marketing balances too heavily on touting the mechanics and benefits of what we do.
More so than facts, stories humanize an organization and create an emotional connection that compels people to engage and take action.
You have a story to tell.
You started your business based on your passions. You’ve made customers happy.
After interviewing you, I’ll build a relatable narrative around what inspired you to open your business, what idiosyncrasies make you different, and maybe some hurdles and challenges that help bond customers to you and your people.
We can include stories about how you've impacted your clients. And if you like, I can turn a story into an advertorial. Branding your biz from the perspective of its humanity can be beautifully captured in a story—it’s a noble form of artful promotion.
A forever piece.
The story is yours to use on your website and social media platforms. You can repurpose it for brochures, magazine copy, newsletters, or any other promotional material. Use quotes from the piece in your place of business, on loyalty cards, posters, receipts, invoices, or business cards.
Surprisingly, it’s not always the amazing quality of your product, or the cool vibe of your business that makes it soulful and alluring; it’s your values and passion—and the stories behind what we all see.
To learn more about how I can create a story that will inspire people to fall in love with you and your business, please drop me a line.
Your story + my words = new clients/more income.
Can I write your story?
Maybe you've never hired a writer before. If you would prefer to assess my story writing abilities before you invest in your story, you can order a copy of my latest book, Fragments of French, An Unexpected Journey of the Heart. It's a real life story (mine).
You can find it on Amazon (worldwide) in both paperback and Kindle. You'll discover quickly whether or not my writing style works for you.
If you are located in Kelowna, Peachland, Summerland, Lake Country, or Penticton, I can personally deliver the book. ($25 + GST 1.25 = 26.25
e-transfer or PayPal to email@example.com)
Twenty-four years ago, I began writing after a life-altering epiphany on a gondola in Italy, when a stranger prompted the soul reveal that I was an “authoress”—traveling incognito.
My name is Wanda St. Hilaire, and I’m an author and independent freelance writer.
Words are my fundamental raison d’être, and my passion is the art of story. I love to write stuff that moves people.
Working in sales and marketing most of my life, I’ve helped thousands of my small biz clients sell the products I sold to them.
Caught in Calgary’s frenzy of layoffs, I made a radical decision to leap without a net and create a new free-range life as a full-time writer in the beauty of the Okanagan.