So today’s a big day…
“How’d it go?” said my sister.
“Ohh I fucked it up,” I said.
“Do you ever feel like no matter how much work you do, you can or should be doing more?” I said.
Do you ever feel this way? Anxious about your ability? Many people do.
When I work this way, I find that each project nourishes the others. And if I hit my stride, I can go into a creative/connective frenzy. I become full of ideas, lightning in a bottle.
These copywriting mantras gave me an “aha moment” when I first learned of them. I remember thinking, “shit I should try writing like THAT.”
ONLY GOD CAN CREATE SOMETHING FROM NOTHING.
At the end of the day, copywriters are really just making informed guesses about what will compel an audience.
“Trying hard enough” means you’re making progress toward your goal.
And your goal as a direct response copywriter should always be to…
Ask them to…
Rule #8 is my favorite.
In a direct response ad, the purpose of design is to…
What if you could FORCE yourself to see the world through a more empathetic lens, one that will help you create better, more compelling work?
Season 3, Episode 10: “Fly”
No spoilers here. Just a valuable copywriting tactic you can (and should) start using immediately…
“OK...” said Schwartz.
What came next is a quote I have taped to my screen (so that the sentiment is always top of mind):
Someone asked me an enormous question the other day…
“What’s it like being in love?” he said.
Because it’s probably unnecessary.
People don’t want to feel in control.
People NEED to feel in control.
In no particular order, these are 13 books, blogs, movies, and shows that have shaped my ethos as a copywriter.
Just look at this brilliant campaign. It’s a perfect example…