Thanks for stopping by. I’m Anna Yeatts and I’m a professional storyteller.
No, not the kind of storyteller who goes to jail (the adult version of timeout) for fibbing, but the kind who makes words sit up and do what she wants. In most cases, the point of the story is to engage the reader. The only difference between the two sides of my career is who that reader is.
The Traditional Type
If you’re a bibliophile, either reader or writer, you were my first love. I know what it means to be a newbie writer tossed into the deep end. And I’ve burned out. I had times when I wondered if I’d ever make a career out of this pipe-dream.
The Less Traditional Type
If you’re selling a product and need to engage a consumer, you need one type of story–the type meant to peak their interest, show your solution, and convince the consumer to grab that deal before it slips away forever. Or maybe you need to convey a specific message across social media. That voice might be the chummy girl-next-door or the sophisticated lady who lunches, but one will never be mistaken for the other. And who better to pretend to be the voice of your target demographic than a writer?
Trust me, if I can sell Southern gothic horror stories then turn around and pass myself off as a feminist literary writer, I can chameleon into the shadows of any Facebook campaign.
If your marketing campaign needs a little moxie, go here.
I’m blunt. I won’t fluff your ego just so you’ll pay me an extra dollar or two. But when I tell you something is working, that this part of your manuscript or campaign is good, you can believe me. It’s good.
I love what I do. Yes, I could go work a regular 9-to-5 job and find a lot more stability in the insanity I call my life. But that would mean giving up the things that I love–the ability to create, to write, to spin stories that change people, to watch as my clients make more sells and my students publish their first stories. Sharing those joys are why I do this.
I believe good writing is 1% talent and 99% hard work. I believe you have to put in the time, learn your craft, and work hard.
I’m a small business owner. I believe any business you’re passionate about has the ability to expand exponentially if you tell the story you believe in. People respond to authenticity.
And failing that, a good story will get them every time.
What to Expect from my Mailing List
- If you want to learn more about writing and the craft of storytelling, go here or you can find a link in the sidebar. I’ll be sending you insider knowledge gleaned from years of personal experience in the business. I have tips and tricks from the slush pile, personal goofs, success stories, and cheat sheets on things you should know like how to write a cover letter. And of course, there will be coupons and special discounts on manuscript critiques just for my mailing list followers.
- If you want more information about content creation or social media management for your business or website, go here. Or shoot me an email. I’d love to follow up with you in more detail.
Don’t be a stranger.
Come say hello on social media. Drop me a message and let me know you followed the link from my web page so I know to accept your friend request. I’m on all the usual suspects: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Tumblr.