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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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...

The Day I Lost $5,000 is the Day My Success Finally Began…

The Day I Lost $5,000 is the Day My Success Finally Began…

With six children to feed… and not income… and the only hope of income resting on the only proposal I’d sent out earlier in the week… I was a nervous wreck.  It was November 2005 and I’d been trying to find clients since August. So far… zip, nada, donuts.  We lived up the canyon, just outside of Helena, MT. Our rent was $950 a month and we didn’t...

The One Secret New Writers Use to Land Clients Fast

The One Secret New Writers Use to Land Clients Fast

“Hey, Joshua… guess what? Just got my first client!” SCCCHHHHWWWWWWEEEEEETTTT! As a writing coach, I love those words. I’ve noticed a really cool pattern among those that land clients and enjoy success. Ok… before I tell you what the pattern is (they understand this really cool bit of human nature and shamelessly exploit it), let me tell you 3...

Which Emotions Help You Get Expert Status the Fastest?

Which Emotions Help You Get Expert Status the Fastest?

Do you know why most people never reach expert status?   It is not from a lack of ability. Or access to the right skills or knowledge. We live in the “information age” for crying out loud. More than 72% of the developed world has access to the internet. You can find out anything about anything. Literally. My 16 year old son, Isaac, knows more...

The Trick to Turning Fear Into Success

The Trick to Turning Fear Into Success

All of us have fears that hold us back from taking the actions we know are necessary to achieve our dreams. We’re afraid of doing things that make us feel out of control, or that make us look foolish.
Everyone, even courageous people who have accomplished great things, has come face to face with those fears…