The Writer's Life

Expert strategies to write better copy, market your services, develop a wining mindset & live the writers life from #1 copywriting coach Joshua Boswell
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Are You Content With Your Life?

Are You Content With Your Life?

A Very Dangerous Question… I was a big flirt. In fact, I was voted biggest flirt in junior high. I’m not afraid to admit that as a teenage boy, I really like girls… and I really like their attention. One day, half a dozen of us were driving down the road on our way to a date and then party afterwards. My date - a gal I’ll call Beth - was, in my...

How I Made 6-Figures In 11 Months As A Writer

How I Made 6-Figures In 11 Months As A Writer

Do you ever wonder, like I did, how to take your writing skills and turn them into a solid, dream lifestyle? I found that these 10 simple skills and resources make all the difference: www.10Predictors.com Click on the link and you’ll get access to a free, detailed training that gives you all 10 skills. Plus, you get insights on how to put them to...

3 Ways To Build Your Words Into Trust With Your Prospect

3 Ways To Build Your Words Into Trust With Your Prospect

Words are at once useful and confusing. One word can be used a thousand different ways to express 10,000 different meanings. And its interpretation all depends on the person you’re talking to. Here are some examples: What’s the difference between the words of an Englishman and those of an American? Or between a Shakespearean actor’s words and a...

The Biggest Problem With Writing — And How To Beat It

The Biggest Problem With Writing — And How To Beat It

When you have weight in somebody’s life — and when that weight causes you connect with that person — that’s called “rapport”. By far, the BEST way to create rapport is in a live, person-to-person setting. You see, we tend to determine if we’re going to grant rapport on two different levels: verbal and non-verbal. When you’re with somebody you can...

What is Rapport… And Why It Will Transform the Way You Write for Your Clients

What is Rapport… And Why It Will Transform the Way You Write for Your Clients

Clients and their customers both need something from you. It’s one of the most important and irreplaceable things in a writer. And if you don’t have it, you’ll likely join the ranks of the less than mediocre writers of our time. I’m speaking of… rapport. “But I don’t even understand how this is important! And how do we tell if we have rapport or...

Learn to Negotiate the Best Deals Ever (Part 2)

Learn to Negotiate the Best Deals Ever (Part 2)

You know how I said in the last article that I would give you a foundation to work from to negotiate with your clients? Let me explain why having this foundation is so important. I've shared this metaphor so many times: a bird in the hand is way better than a bird over in the bush, right? Bird in the bush is potential. Bird in the hand is...

Learn to Negotiate the Best Deals Ever! (Part 1)

Learn to Negotiate the Best Deals Ever! (Part 1)

Here's one of the big questions I get asked over and over again: “How do I get killer projects, and negotiate the deal? What happens when we get into a dialogue and they want to pay me ‘this’ and I want to charge ‘that’. How do we resolve that?” Let me give you a foundation from which you can easily land your project, and make sure you only ever...

The Preparation You MUST Do Before You Write, And What to Do Afterwards

The Preparation You MUST Do Before You Write, And What to Do Afterwards

To every piece of writing there is a time of preparation and a time of promotion. Whether it’s a text you send to a friend, a personal social media post, or an email you write as part of an autoresponder campaign, you’ll take the time to prepare it for your audience, and then send it to them. This is the prequel AND the sequel to my previous...

Get Recognized As the Expert You Are

Get Recognized As the Expert You Are

Infamous and all-powerful, the query letter is your ticket to fame and fortune, if you know how to use it. 😉 Today I’m going to teach you how to structure your query letter in a way that will make your prospective publishers take the bait. First, let’s discuss what is a query letter… In a nutshell, a query letter is sent to publishers or media...