Warning: You’re Losing Money by Not Using Copy Cosmetics

Copy “cosmetics” matter. But probably not in the way you think. Most entrepreneurs want to produce sales copy in a way that doesn’t look like sales copy.

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Most wouldn’t be caught dead sending out a “sales letter”, but are happy to send out a “brochure” or a “prospectus”…

7 Contrarian Copywriting Tips

Copywriting is the art of persuasion in print. The right words, in the right order, for the right people, lead to profitable results. They get someone to buy. Maybe they’re buying product, a service, or even an idea.

When Everyone Zigs You Zag Sticky Notes Saying Quote

The world of copywriting is filled with maxims, rules, and truisms. I have taught many of those tried-and-true tidbits on this very blog. Today, I offer some contrarian thoughts on the art and science of copywriting.

Five Simple Ways to Get More People to Read What You Write

All writers want someone to read what we write. We may not admit this openly, we may dress up our explanations of why we write in more noble sounding language, but the bottom line is: we want to be read.

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In this post, I’ll give you five simple ways you can get more people to read what you write.

How to Write a Week’s Worth of Blog Posts in One Hour

It is possible to write an entire week’s worth of blog posts in just an hour. In fact, I just started my digital timer to prove the point. In this post I’m going to explain exactly how I accomplished this feat, and how you can too.

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Above is a screenshot of the two tools I use most when writing my blog posts: Evernote and Scrivener. But don’t get hung up on the tools that I use to write my posts. Even though I use them for specific reasons, you could just as easily do this yourself with nothing more than Notepad or TextEditor.

Here are the steps that allow me to write an entire week’s worth of blog posts-seven in all-in about an hour…

The Stephen King Guide to Writing as a Business

Stephen King. He is the Charles Dickens of this century. People either love him or hate him. My churchgoing friends are often shocked to learn that I read his work, and admire it.

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Stephen King is a writing and marketing machine, having accomplished the unusual feat of being successful as a craftsman, and as an entrepreneur.  He has sold well over 350 million books, and spawned countless movies and television shows. His latest novel-to-screen adaptation is Under The Dome. How?