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The Procrastinator’s Creed

Somebody wrote this, somewhere. But as far as I can tell, he or she never got around to signing it. So how about we just run the following...

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The Two Best Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

Seriously, I don't much believe in writer's block. Oh, there have been times I don't know what to write. And even times I've felt a little...

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David Ogilvy on What it Really Takes to Sell

In a YouTube video decades before there was YouTube... David Ogilvy sets the record straight on what really works in advertising. Are his...

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The Science of Love and Persuasion

Quick -- what do testosterone, estrogen, dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin, oxytocin, and vasopressin all have in common? They're the...

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The World’s Most Famous Copywriter?

Claude Hopkins looks like a crotchety chemist. Or a vacuum cleaner salesman. At least, he does in most of the pictures you’ll find of...

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Secrets of a Direct-Mail Legend: Rodale

Once in awhile, you can't beat a good case study. And what better case study for a copywriter or direct marketer to learn from than the...

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Anger in the Age of E-Mail

It's natural to get angry. And certainly, some pretty hot-tempered, "hair-trigger" individuals have still managed to do some very great...

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Better Than Money

“We must not be free because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” – William Faulkner My friend Paul...

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The Fastest Way to Master Copywriting

What's the fastest way to master copywriting? You could sign up for the courses online. You can read all the books. You can go to the...

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Are YOU Creative?

In the another post, we asked why some people are creative and others aren’t. This time around, let’s put it even more plain:...

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