Creativity is the core of the services that I provide for my clients. Whether it’s coming up with a new and interesting angle to talk about their products or services, or coming up with a Corporate Social Responsibility solution that knocks competitors out of the park, it’s one of the things that sets me apart from other bid writers.
At heart, I’m a storyteller. I use that to help my clients tell (true) stories to their customers, but I’m happiest when I’m making up a story from scratch. Flxing my fiction muscles doesn’t just nourish my soul; creativity is like a muscle, if you don’t use it, you lose it.
So, when I get some ‘free’ time (I use the term jokingly, I’m a single Mum and business owner, there’s no such thing) I like to continue writing the Alfie Slider series of books, or enter writing competitions, or just let the fiction flow.
A few weeks back, a friend messaged and asked if I could create a 50-word short story to enter a competition in the hopes of winning some goodies for our local library. Micro-fiction is really challenging, and 50 words is tight but a story came from out of the aether.
I loved it. I mean, really loved it. So, I had it illustrated, and then I had it printed and now I’m selling it! I’m having fun reaching out to shops and sites that I think might like to stock it, and enjoying the reception it’s getting from people who see it.
That refreshes my spirit and gets those creative muscles nicely toned for the day job 😀