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The One Thing Good Copy Can’t Fix

Have you ever seen a movie with a great director... an all-star cast... and a screenplay you wouldn't use to line a litter box? No matter...

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Breakthrough Thinking in Five Simple Steps

"Ideas are like rabbits," John Steinbeck once said, "You get a couple and learn how to handle them and pretty soon you have a dozen." ...

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Time to Get in Touch With Your Inner “Snooki?”

There's a show, apparently, called the "Jersey Shore." Maybe you've seen it. I haven't, but I'm wondering if I should......

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Thinking Inside The Box

What is creativity? I'm sure you've heard the cliche that gets kicked around, about the value of thinking "outside the box." But in my...

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The Curse of the Modern Age

“For a list of the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life,” says Alice Kahn, “please press...

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Beat the Natural Limit on Creativity

I'm sure, by now, you've heard that there are "right-brained" and "left-brained" people. The idea is that "left-brained" people are the...

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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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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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Is Social Networking… TOO Social?

Time magazine did a back-o’-the-napkin calculation.  Suppose you estimate about five million of these “25 Random Things”...

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