Welcome to the new and improved Wordcrafts. I first launched this site back in 1997 with bad clip art and big ambitions.  My oldest daughter was in diapers and Teletubby love and I had just launched into the brave new world of freelance writing and editing, after leaving my corporate writing job.

Fast forward to today. The oldest is 15 and has won more writing awards than I have. She’ll be competing for shelf space with her sister soon, no doubt, who at 11 is a gifted artist and storyteller in her own right (they do say it’s in the genes).  And after nearly 8 years at the editorial helm of a health media company, I’m back in the freelance game full-time once again. So it was clearly time to update this site.

Check out the portfolio for some samples of my work and a look at the consumer health and parenting books I’ve authored.  I’ve also been a part of the longest running primetime health show in television history, and have won 24 Telly Awards (and an Emmy nomination) in the process. If you need script or health production help, find out more about my experience here. You’ll also find work samples across other industries and audiences (both B2B and B2C). Or contact me directly to find out how I may be able to help you reach your content objectives.

While I’ve created Wordcrafts primarily as a place to show my stuff and generate new business, I also use it to share my passion for writing, publishing, reading, and anything else that strikes a word nerd’s fancy.  Follow me on Twitter @wordcrafting for the latest thoughts on all that jazz and to catch updates on the “Writer’s Only” section of this site.

So no matter why you’ve come to visit, enjoy your stay. And come back often!

~Paula

Wordcrafts' Quotes

Excess Baggage

“The author makes a tacit deal with the reader. You hand them a backpack. You ask them to place certain things in it — to remember, to keep in mind — as they make their way up the hill. If you hand them a yellow Volkswagen and they have to haul this to the top of the mountain — to the end of the story — and they find that this Volkswagen has nothing whatsoever to do with your story, you're going to have a very irritated reader on your hands.”

— Frank Conroy

 

Multiple Identities

"You have to become a different person to write the next book. The person you are already wrote the last book."

— Jonathan Franzen

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