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How Other Writers Get “In the Mood”

What's the parallel between writers? No matter how different their writing routines, each of these writers -- and thousands of others who...

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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...

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Brainstorming By the Rules

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

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“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...

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7 MORE Ways to Thank Your Customers Like You Mean It

In the last post, we figured out how to heap lots of “thanks” upon the plates of our best customers. And yet, like a plump...

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10 “Speed-Copy” Secrets

The better you get at writing good copy, the more clients will want access to your time. In the beginning, you'll want to give it to them....

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Can You Judge a Customer By His… Computer

A few years back, Apple had a long-running ad campain, “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC.” It worked, but why? Perhaps because...

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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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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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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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