My next guest on Who are the Cat Writers’ Association? is Brittany VanDerBill, a freelance content and copywriter. In her promotional material, Brittany says she can write about anything! From cats, travel, lifestyle, and wine to health, fashion, and skincare to business, finance, emails, or web copy, she works to capture her clients’ brand or publication’s personality. Cat writers don’t have to write exclusively about cats, as Brittany proves with her successful business.
Here’s what Brittany says about CWA:
I joined CWA to meet others who write about (and love) cats. I’m newer to the association, but so far the Facebook group has been great. My own cat has some weird behavioral issues and group members readily offered up advice on what we should do. I’ve also connected with a member who provided quotes for an article coming out this year in Paw Print magazine.
Brittany, tell us a bit about your writing career.
I love writing about a wide variety of topics, from cats to wine to travel to lifestyle and more. My work has been published online with Travel + Leisure, People, and (soon!) in PawPrint created by Dotdash Meredith. I also intend to venture into writing books.
How do cats inspire your creativity?
My kitten needs lots of attention and playtime, which forces me to take a break from work. Some days, that can really help me reset and come back to my writing with fresh ideas. At the very least, it usually brings a smile to my day!
Now for three extremely arbitrary questions.
- What is your earliest memory of being around cats?
I have always loved cats. As a child, I’d spend hours at my grandma’s house trying to befriend the stray kittens near her home.
2. What’s the craziest thing your cat’s ever done?
It’s hard to pick just one thing! Our cat’s most recent crazy behavior is to jump onto doors. In my office for instance, he leaps from my desk to the very top of the door and balances on it for a while. Then he usually needs me to slowly push the door back toward my desk so he can safely get down on his own.
3. What crosses your mind when someone tells you they don’t like cats?
You know, I think it’s okay if someone doesn’t like cats. They’re certainly not for everyone. However, there’s absolutely no reason to be mean to cats (or any animal, for that matter).
Brittany describes her cat Bean as an “Orange and white ball of energy.”
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