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How to Write in Your Sleep

“Sleep,” said Shakespeare, “rock thy brain.” Study after study shows it, a good night’s sleep makes for a...

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When Clichés Work “Like Gangbusters”

I joked in an issue of my e-letter about writing “good,” and got a note from a reader soon after that said… “So there I...

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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?...

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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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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....

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#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...

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Writing Ads That Let You Sleep at Night

The unflinching principle of all successfuladvertising… all marketing… all business… and all relationships… is also...

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Seven Ways to Say Thanks…

Why thank customers? The short answer, of course, is “why not?” Unless you were raised by wolverines, it’s a common...

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Which Promises Work Best?

“That’s right – it filets, it chops, it dices and slices. It never stops. It lasts a lifetime, mows your lawn, and it...

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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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