About

About

YOU ——–>   Unconventional. Industrious. Bold. Real. Sometimes you eat cereal for dinner.

 

Being average doesn’t interest you. Making a difference does. And you’ve got big plans for your business. You’ve been it’s champion since it was an inkling of an idea scribbled in a notebook.

 

This thing of beauty, refined by sleepless nights and copious amounts of gin, was going to change the world. Instead, your brand turned into a bit of a jerkwad, demanding the contents of your bank account and a steady supply of pork rinds.

 

 Raising a business is tough, but so are you.

 

Like a child set loose inside a Chuck E. Cheese, your brand is everywhere and nowhere at the same time. No one’s paying attention. It’s noisy and crowded and stuffy and sometimes all you want to do is slump down in the corner and hope for the best.

 

What if words and stories could change your brand’s trajectory?

 

 

 

“BUT WORDS ARE HARD, DAMMIT.”

 

So you don’t have a way with words. No big deal. I don’t know how to fix a toilet, code an app or bake a giant cake. I hire a professional for those things. Writing is long, sweaty, uphill work. If you suck at it, don’t have time for it or would rather take a swift punch to the gut than write another sentence, enlist a story-savvy, big-brained copywriter to write good words for your brand.

 

 

ME ——–>   I’ve spent my entire life in creative endeavors: writing since my chubby fingers could hold a pencil, evolving a meaningful fitness business, and forging a 10-year career in branding and advertising. I now help craft beer, cannabis and other rebel brands define their voice and translate their vision into the right words.

 

How?

 

 

TELL A BETTER BRAND STORY

Go harder and deeper than your competition.

 

KEEP IT CONVERSATIONAL

Speak Human. People dig that shit.

 

SHOW US YOUR SOUL

Have the nerve to put more goodness out into the world.

 

 

US ——–>   How do your customers live, love and dream? Together, we’ll answer these questions and figure out your starting line. We’ll share a beer/box of donuts/block of cheese while we hash out your online and real-world presence. I’ll take an insane amount of notes and use our insights to drive every word, sentence and story for your brand.

 

The end result? Copy that sounds like you talk and inspires people to want what you sell.

HEY THERE. I’M MAISIE SMITH, THE POT STIRRER AND WORD NERD BEHIND AUDACIOUS MUSE.

 

I’M A… Freelance writer. Storyteller. Ravenous reader. Oregonian. First Amendment activist. Lover of geeks and tattoos. Night owl. Dreamer.

 

INSPIRED BY… Gumption. Underdogs. Shel Silverstein. Graffiti art. Starry nights. Bill Murray. True stories. Flowers growing in cracks. You.

 

GOOD AT… Swearing. All-nighters. Finding just the right word. Parallel parking. Asking questions. Digging deep. People watching. Spelling. Lists.

 

DREAM OF… Being in a rock band. Lunch with Neil Gaiman. Kathmandu + Florence. Kicking #45 in the shins. Leaving a $1K tip. Infinite courage.

CLIENTS

Maisie takes what I want to say and writes it in an awesome way that's both gutsy and fun. Personally, I think she's brilliant.

Lieve Maas, Bright Light Graphics

GIVING BACK

AS A CRUSADER FOR A BETTER WORLD, AUDACIOUS MUSE DONATES A PORTION OF MONTHLY PROFITS TO WORTHWHILE CAUSES.

THE ADVENTURE PROJECT

The Adventure Project enables people living in poverty to become entrepreneurs by giving them tools, education and resources to serve their own communities.

 

 

FREEPRESS.NET

FreePress fights for your right to connect and communicate. Independent of business, government or political parties, FreePress is devoted to a free and open internet and protecting press freedom.

 

 

NORML

The NORML Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to educating the public about marijuana and marijuana policy options. NORML also offers legal assistance and support to victims of current marijuana laws.

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