Laura is a great and funny writer. She is the creator of talkingshrimp.com, where she provides copy for small businesses and writes promos for major television networks.
I’ve been getting her newsletter for several months now and it’s a truly unique breath of fresh air in an industry where everyone’s trying to sell you something. It’s not about writing tips or “leveling up”. It’s about her personal life and she has a way of telling stories that are witty and heartfelt.
We talked about everything from our shared love of NYC to our distaste for online marketing buzzwords and bullshit.
In addition to building a solid reputations as a TV writer, Laura has also managed to create an amazing freelance business as a writer for entrepreneurs. Her forthcoming course, The Copy Cure, with Marie Forleo, is all about finding your voice as a writer, minus the tired and cliched advice spouted by most “writing” courses.
I found her to be a super genuine and endearing person. I loved talking to her and wish we could have talked for more than the hour and half we did. Maybe she’d be willing to do a part 2 some day.
As always, I had a great time talking to Laura. Enjoy the show!
Bits & Bytes Mentioned in the Show
- Marie Forleo
- David Sedaris
- David Rakoff
- Michael Chabon
- Jonathan Franzen – The Corrections
- Jeffrey Eugenides – Middlesex
- The Copy Cure