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STORIES MATTER

I love stories. They help us make sense of ourselves and the world around us. Stories give life meaning and purpose. And we can use stories to create, to connect with others, and to share our vision and dreams with the world. Let's tell your story together.
Scroll down to check out samples from my professional copywriting portfolio. These writing samples will give you an idea of the way I can bring your values and ideas to life using words. Want to see more examples of my web content? Send me a message and let me know what you have in mind.

The place storytelling feels the most alive in my professional life is when I work with clients around their brand narrative. Yes, telling a compelling and cohesive brand story is a good strategy as far as marketing is concerned. But telling an authentic and relatable story is also the way to connect with your audience and grow your business. And here's why you need a brand story: emotional appeals always win.

COPYWRITING PORTFOLIO

TELLING MY STORY

I also love the way writing and storytelling help us understand and process our own experiences. In my portfolio of personal essays, I share what it's been like to come to terms with the messy, vulnerable, human parts of myself.

It is my hope that by sharing my own experiences and feelings through creative writing, I can establish a space for others to identify and relate. I cover personal essay topics like identity, spirituality, meditation, addiction, and more.

Why? I believe that we're at our best when we're connected. That's why I want to use my story writing to forge the kinds of connections with others that help sustain all of us.
Below you'll find a portfolio of my essays and stories. You can see even more of my personal portfolio on Medium. I'd always love to hear what you think, so please feel free to get in touch and share your thoughts and feelings.

PERSONAL ESSAYS

Gratitude for Cranky People by Ella Marcantonio

November 13th, 2020

Gratitude for cranky people

How to practice gratitude even when it sounds like a dumb idea

According to chemistry and also my brain alcohol is a solution by Ella Marcantonio

February 15th, 2020

According to chemistry (and also my brain), alcohol is a solution

What happens when your only solution becomes a problem?

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March 24th, 2020

A spiritual field guide for the end times

Staying Sane (and Maybe Even Spiritual?) During the Coronavirus Lockdown

Great faith ocean serenity by Ella Marcantonio

April 15th, 2020

Great faith, ocean serenity

A poem inspired by my dharma name

When masturbation is a spiritual tool by Ella Marcantonio

March 2nd, 2020

When masturbation is a spiritual tool

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Nov 18, 2019

What I got from my mother

A story about my emotional inheritance

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February 15th, 2020

Not that kind of writer

I’m supposed to be a writer. But here’s the thing: I haven’t read a proper book since I dropped out of grad school in 2009 and the most creative thing

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February 6th, 2020

In exchange for my broken heart

Heartbreak is a trustworthy companion, an honest guide. If I let it, my broken heart carries me home. It leads me back to my real…...

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why Falling Apart Keeps Saving My Life by Ella Marcantonio

January 24th, 2020

Why falling apart keeps saving my life

If you saw me mid-breakdown, you might be tempted to cross the street. Yes, there will be snot bubbles and tear-streaked makeup an...

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January 2nd, 2020

My kind of woman

What happens when we take gender identity into our own hands and hearts?

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December 26th, 2019

The cure for anxiety

I never knew how anxious I was until I took Klonopin. Well, that’s not exactly true. I had finally talked my then-psychiatrist int...

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December 16th, 2019

Anorexia and other hungry ghosts, part 3

Part 3: befriending emptiness

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December 2nd, 2019

Anorexia and other hungry ghosts, part 2

Part 2: the realm of the hungry ghosts

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November 27th, 2019

Anorexia and other hungry ghosts, part 1

Part 1: rituals of comfort-seeking

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