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The Old Man and The Pen…

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This is a simple story about the life of a particular writer, and how he ignored the one thing about his craft that would have given him everything he truly wanted … A young man in his late twenties decided to become a writer. At the beginning of the pursuit ...

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How to Keep Your Reader Engaged, from Headline to CTA…

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Content creation can feel a lot like spinning plates. Once you have one element rolling along, there’s another you need to attend to, and another, and another … Let’s go through a complete piece of effective content for your business, from headline to CTA. On Monday, I described the difference ...

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5 Ways to Convert More Prospects by Making Your Case…

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Your headline draws them in, while your opening copy maintains the magnetic hold. The express benefits give them hope that they may have found the solution they desire. And then you ask for the sale with an explicit call to action. A total win, right? Then why are you still ...

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Clickbait or Damn Good Headline?…

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When I review applications from students in our Certified Content Marketer training program, I get to read some great content. And giving feedback on headlines to make them more powerful is one of my favorite parts of the process, because no one will ever know how good your content is ...

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15 Marks of Exceptional Writing that Gets Noticed…

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One of my favorite writing exercises requires very little original writing. Want to know what it is? Find 3 pieces of writing that you love. For each piece, list 5 qualities that make it stand out to you. Then, brainstorm 5 ways to adapt those qualities to your own writing ...

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A 7-Point Plan for More Shareable Content…

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Content marketing is a beautiful thing — a great way to build an audience and grow your business. That’s if your content is actually getting found by the folks who might buy your product or service. Most of us would love to have more people reading, listening to, and watching ...

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Ernest Hemingway’s Top 5 Tips for Writing Well…

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Who better? Many business people faced with the task of writing for marketing purposes are quick to say: “Hey, I’m no Hemingway!” But really, who better than Hemingway to emulate? Rather than embracing the flowery prose of the literati, he chose to eschew obfuscation at every turn and write simply ...

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