Another podcast appearance for the Blend crew, thanks to our friend Sarah Werner. Blend's User Experience Architect Corey Vilhauer was a guest on The Write Now Podcast with Sarah Werner this week, where the two of them discussed what writers do when they aren't (or can't find time or energy to) write, online journalism, and his path to becoming a writer.
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.”
The podcast is right below, or head over to The Write Now Podcast and subscribe using all of the ways you usually use to subscribe to great podcasts.