In your lifetime, you will …
: Tap out 7 million words via text message.
: Blast out 2 million words via email.
: Speak 370 million words out loud.
Your work-related correspondence, alone, will fill 40 to 50 novels.
I know. Whoa.
Whether you like it or not, you are a “professional writer.”
You are a “communication specialist.”
You are a “public speaker.”
We all are.
So if working with words is going to sit at the center of your world, you might as well learn how to love it — and do it well.
Hi. I’m Alexandra Franzen.
I’m a positivity-charged blogger, author and writing teacher.
The first thing I ever wrote was my own name. (Followed, quite possibly, by “… wants a pony”.)
The first piece of art I ever sold was a drawing of a flying unicorn-pegasus (25 cents, grade three.)
The first thing I ever got published was an article about homelessness in Los Angeles. (I cried when I wrote it, and cried when I saw it.)
I’ve run my own copywriting + communication consultancy. It’s called Alexandra Franzen Inc., because apparently, I’m not that creative.
Since launching my company, I’ve written articles that have been enjoyed (and lovingly shared) by over 250K online readers, like you. I’ve served over 300 private clients, led sold-out writing workshops for over 250 students in 10 cities and 2 countries, and released 5 digital books and 1 pretty righteous e-course. Most awesomely of all, I’ve helped to raise cash + attention for causes I care about, including nearly $10,000 for Women’s Earth Alliance.
I’ve written one book of my own — 50 Ways To Say You’re Awesome (Sourcebooks) — and was commissioned to write another: Our Q+A A Day: A 3-Year Journal For 2 People (Potter Style | Crown Publishing).
My words + ideas have been featured in a few books by smart friends + colleagues, too. Like Grow Your Handmade Business, When Talent Isn’t Enough, End Sex Trafficking Day and The Declaration of You!
I’m deeply proud of what I’ve created.
I certainly haven’t done it alone.
And: the best is yet to come.
My communication philosophy? It’s simple.
Whenever you open your mouth — or place your fingers on the keyboard — you have an opportunity to add to the love in the world, or subtract from it.
You have a chance to get what you need while giving — or get what you need while taking.
You have an opportunity to lift someone’s spirits higher — or sink ‘em down lower.
It’s a choice. So, choose to be an Adder — not a Subtractor.
It’s not hard. It’s not complicated. It just takes practice.
Keep practicing with me.
We can change the world through our words.
If you dig what I’m doing + want to join the party, you can …
: Come to one of my (lively + fabulous) Write Yourself Into Motion workshops.
: Peruse my books, art and positivity-charged email scripts. Ta da!
: Read my musings on life, love, work + writing. Start here.
: Talk to me about designing a workshop for your team.
: Send me a happy note. Triple-points for snail mail.