Writing Process How writers write.

ConfidenceCreativityPsychologyWriting Process

How to Tell if You’re a “Natural Born” Copywriter

A personal confession: I don’t just like being a copywriter. I also happen to like copywriters in general. As people, I mean. Why?...

Continue reading

ProcrastinationWriting Process

Gene Schwartz’s 33-minute Secret

Get a kitchen timer and put it on your desk. Set it for 33 minutes. Now start writing. Write anything.  Just fill the page. If you...

Continue reading

Copywriting SecretsCreativityHeadlines and LeadsResearchScientific SellingWriting ProcessWriting Style

The Details That Close Sales

Any good copywriter also knows that when you really... really... want to make for a powerful sales pitch, digging into the small details...

Continue reading

ConfidenceCopywriting SecretsGetting ClientsGetting PaidPsychologyWriting Process

Ego-Butter: How to Give a Copy Critique

I’ve gotten a few copy critiques in my day. I crave them, no matter how harsh, because that’s what makes the writing better....

Continue reading

Copywriting SecretsCreativityPsychologyWriting ProcessWriting Style

A Surprising Storytelling Secret

I recently gave a Skype interview on how to use stories to make sales. I’m sure you guys know, I’ve talked about this a few...

Continue reading

ConfidenceCopywriting SecretsCreativityFinding the BenefitResearchScientific SellingWriting Process

Brainstorming By the Rules

Alex Osborn, a founder of a super-successful New York ad Agency and of the Creative Education Foundation, came up with a list of...

Continue reading

Copywriting SecretsCreativityFinding the BenefitKnow Your AudienceResearchWriting Style

“Need to Tell” vs. “Want to Tell”

Dumping a gut full of "want to tell" copy onto the page can feel cathartic. It can make you feel smart. It can make you sound funny or...

Continue reading

Copywriting SecretsCreativityKnow Your AudienceOffers and ClosesPsychologyResearchWriting Style

7 MORE Ways to Thank YourCustomers Like You Mean It

In the another post, we figured out how to heap lots of “thanks” upon the plates of our best customers. Without further ado,...

Continue reading

ConfidenceCreativityFact BoxPsychologyScientific SellingWriting Process

Why Only Some People Are “Creative”

On D-Day, hundreds of thousands of Allied troops pulled off the largest invasion in history, forcing their way into Nazi-occupied Europe....

Continue reading

Copywriting SecretsCreativityFinding the BenefitHeadlines and LeadsKnow Your AudiencePsychologyScientific SellingWriting Process

#486: A Sweet, Dark History of the Promise Lead

When writing a Promise-Driven Lead, where should you start? The default for most marketers is to study the product and just figure out what...

Continue reading

Pin It on Pinterest