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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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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 Trumps 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

In my experience, testimonials almost always enhance a promo package… except… when they don’t. What might make for a bad...

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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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