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Why Your Writing Sucks.

There’s a lot of horse shit going around the internet these days about “writing from the heart” and eliciting emotion in your readers/audience/customers/landlords. Okay, so not landlords. And you get it. You know it’s important. Because nobody wants to buy from a faceless mime. But what you don’t know is how to actually do it. […]

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How to Sell Anything With Words–Including a Used Ceiling Fan

I’m about to cry. I’m about to cry because I am so filthy proud of one of my former copywriting students. When wrapping up our last conversation on writing take-’em-to-their-knees product descriptions, I left her with a challenge:- Look around your room. The first three items you see? Sell them to me. The rationale, of course, is […]

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25 Words That Will Make You Seem Bland, Useless, Stale, Dime-a-Dozen, Washed-Up and Otherwise Uninteresting, Unimportant and Not Worth Paying Attention To

If you want to stand out, feel fresh, appear interesting and get noticed… …then you’ve got to use language that stands out, feels fresh, is interesting and gets noticed. This is common sense, but of course, it’s easier said than done. It’s tempting to use the first words that come to your mind, but usually? Those […]

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