Hi, I'm Emma.
I'm a playwright turned corporate marketer turned (back to) writer.
How did that happen? I'll tell you:
My story (like so many good stories) starts in the nineties...
I'm a little girl, living in a cabin in the woods in Southern Oregon, and all I want is to be a writer...and to have a puppy.
So I grow up and I go to school in Boston to become a writer.
Then I realize writers don't make any money.
I try to adjust to the writing lifestyle by eating lots of ramen and refried beans.
I realize I hate ramen.
So I get a real job.
And I buy my first pair of work heels. They're shiny patent leather.
Every morning, my heels go click-click-click down a big corporate hallway.
I realize I can't stop writing. I write a short story that gets published. I start blogging about money. I just can't stop.
I get promoted. Get a raise. Switch jobs. Get promoted again. Get another raise.
I start to dream of getting fired, and one time I make my boss promise that if she has to lay off anyone, she'll lay me off first.
I realize I can't adopt a puppy because I work too much.
On the weekends, I start helping my friends and co-workers with their LinkedIn profiles, their websites, their books.
One day a friend tells me, "I've never worked with another writer like you. You should be doing this full-time."
That's when I realize I was put on earth to write. That I'm not good at many things, but writing is something I'm really good at.
So I quit my job. And become a full-time writer. I adopt a puppy. And start writing a book.
I realize that writers can make money. Alot of money. That good writing is rare, and fun writers are even rarer.
I don't know you yet. And I don't know what you were put on earth to do. But if my writing can help you with whatever that is - writing your book, launching your site, creating your tedtalk - then I want to help you.
Because I'm living proof: there's nothing better than doing the thing you were born to do.