My name is Alexandra, but most people call me “Alex.” I also respond to “Ali,” “Al,” “Franz,” and “Hey, you with the blue hair.”
I’ve been a professional writer for about 10 years. Mostly, I write articles about creativity, productivity, communication, goal-setting, entrepreneurship, and how to deal with difficult situations in your life and career. My work has been featured in places like Time, Forbes, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, and Lifehacker. I’ve been mentioned in places like The New York Times Small Business Blog, The Atlantic, USA Today, StyleCaster, and Inc.
My latest book is So This Is the End: A Love Story. Other projects include You’re Going to Survive, 50 Ways to Say You’re Awesome, a journal called Our Q&A a Day, and a very smutty, silly romance novel called Milk & Honey.
A few times each year, I lead writing retreats in Hawaii for people who want to work on a book, blog, podcast, website, screenplay, or some other type of creative project. We hang out together, eat coconuts and mangoes, do yoga, hike, sunbathe, and make art in the most beautiful setting on earth. It’s really fun and yes, you can totally come.
I love music, dark roast coffee, and talking to my mom because she’s the best person ever. My heroes are Mister Rogers (for his compassion) and David Blaine (for his grit and artistry). I’ve got a metal plate screwed onto my fibula (reason: rock climbing accident). I also have one fake tooth. As a teenager, I struggled with depression, intense perfectionism, and OCD, and I know what it feels like to have a very uncooperative brain. I believe that it’s never too late to pursue a new goal, or make a big change, because today is not over yet.
I hope you discover something here that leaves you feeling uplifted, encouraged, and a little more optimistic than before.
Alexandra Franzen is the author of So This Is the End: A Love Story. Other projects include You’re Going to Survive, 50 Ways to Say You’re Awesome, a bestselling question-of-the-day journal for couples called Our Q&A a Day, and a romance novel called Milk & Honey.
She has written articles for Time, Forbes, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, and Lifehacker. She has been mentioned in places like The New York Times Small Business Blog, The Atlantic, USA Today, StyleCaster, BuzzFeed, Brit+Co, and Inc.
She writes a newsletter to share inspiring true stories, writing and creativity tips, positivity, encouragement, and motivation to pursue your goals.
She also works as a copywriter and writing coach, helping clients to develop podcasts, videos, websites, pitches, proposals, books, and other projects. AlexandraFranzen.com.