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What’s The “Big Idea?”

What’s the single toughest secret you’ll ever learn, if you hope to blow the doors off the world of writing sales copy? For all...

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Five Punctuation “Mistakes” You Should Make

Naturally, you don't want to use these recklessly. They're garnish on a piece of prose, spice to make it interesting. And a little...

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Analogies Gone Wild

Analogies can be a powerful tool when used well. But, like a parachute made from a volleyball net, they can sabotage your message when...

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Forgetful? Blame Happiness

According to a recent study published in the "Journal of Experimental Social Psychology," the more positive your mood, the more likely you...

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Sales Secrets from a Novel Writer

Do rules of writing great fiction come in handy when you're writing to make a sale? Conventional wisdom might say no, since sales writing...

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How One Big Idea Beats Lots of Small Ones

"Shut up and listen," I said. I was talking to Michael Masterson, the great copywriter, publisher, and best-selling author. Had I lost my...

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The Dark Side of Testimonial-Driven Sales Copy

It’s always a great idea to throw lots of testimonials into your copy. Except when it isn’t. Here are some times when you might...

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Nine Rules For Writing Blogs & Ezines

I've written the "Copywriters Roundtable" ezine for many years. I've worked with many others who write ezines. And I've received ezines...

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How Sid Sold So Many Suits

Sid and Harry run a tailor shop in New York City. If you can picture it, Sid is the salesman working the floor, while Harry works over the...

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How to Write Faster

Regardless of what kind of writing you do, says a study from the National Writing Project of Louisiana, three key components seemed to...

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