Interview With a Writer: Karl Hyppolite

Karl is a professional copywriter with a passion for storytelling.

Senior Writer

Karl Hyppolite is a copywriter with a passion for storytelling, creative writing, and wordplay. He launched his writing career as a student at the University of Florida, here he studied English and journalism.  Karl has written for several national publications and brands, including Sports Illustrated and Norwegian Cruise Line.

Karl originally hails from Haiti and currently calls Fort Lauderdale, FL home. Since childhood, Karl has embraced a life of creativity and self-expression. StoryTerrace clients have given Karl rave reviews for his loyal dedication to committing their stories to the page.

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Karl at his graduation from kindergarten

 

ST: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I realized I wanted to be a writer during my freshman year of college. At the time, I decided I wanted to be a sports writer because I was always a good writer and I loved sports, so it just felt like a natural fit. 

 

ST: Whose biography would you most like to write?

I would say Eminem or Jay-Z. I’m a big fan of both of them, and I think their paths toward success and personal growth is educational and inspiring. 

 

ST: Why do you enjoy writing for StoryTerrace?

I enjoy writing for StoryTerrace because it takes me back to my days as a journalist writing feature articles. Getting to know the subjects of the story has been enjoyable, and bringing their stories to life has been more rewarding than I expected. 

 

ST: If you were writing a StoryTerrace book of your life, what would be the title and why?

“Almost Actualized.” I’ve spent a lot of my life trying to be a better version of myself. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned what that means is constantly evolving, making self-actualization elusive and something I’m always striving to achieve.  

 

ST: What surprised you most about working for StoryTerrace?

I think building a connection with my subjects. Each of them have gone from being strangers to almost being friends. Inevitably, I was writing their story because I was invested in their story. 

 

ST: What is the most memorable story you’ve told as a writer?

One of my first stories ever published in the Gainesville Sun about the origin of Florida’s railroads. I wouldn’t call it my best story, but after struggling a bit as a freelancer, that was the first instance when I felt like I nailed it and could do this as a career.  

 

ST: What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Personally, it would be having a family and writing a bestselling novel. 

 

ST: What is your biggest fear?

Letting others down. 

 

ST: What trait do you admire most in others?

Empathy. We need more of it these days than ever before. 

 

ST: If you hadn’t become a writer, what career would you have right now?

I think being a comedian would be fun. I enjoy being silly and making people laugh if I can, and there’s still a writing element to it. 

 

ST: Who are your favorite writers?

Brandon Sanderson, Stephen King, Geoff Johns, Roland Lazenby.

 

ST: What fictional character do you most identify with?

Superman, but not because of the powers. Superman’s humanity and doing the right thing because you should do the right thing is inspiring. 

 

Lightning Round!

ST: Dogs or cats?

Dogs.

 

ST: Morning lark or night owl?

Night owl.

 

ST: Paperback or e-reader?

Paperback.

 

ST: Vintage or modern?

Modern.

 

ST: City or country?

City.


If Karl's rave reviews and personal connection to his clients has inspired you to get to work on your own biography, get in touch to schedule a free consultation. You can also use our Writer Search Tool  to find the perfect writer for your project today. 

 

Written by Elizabeth Trach

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