Are you struggling with your copy?
The words just won’t flow right or you just don’t know where to start?
Trust me. I know how it feels.
You may well be thinking how would I know how you feel, after all I am a writer…it’s my job, how could I possibly find it a struggle?
Well, here is a little takeaway for you:
I do find writing a struggle at times, sometimes I can stare at a blank page and say to myself ‘Holy Cow!’
But the page doesn’t stay blank for long…
It’s not rocket science.
I just practice my craft every day.
And I mean…Every. Single. Day.
Even on days off.
I will also read just about practically anything, get a feel for what works, what doesn’t. I subscribe to LOTS of email newsletters, especially those of good writers and copywriters.
Because gold nuggets are all around you, if you take the time to look.
Who better to learn from than the pros themselves? If a writer is sending you an email, it is usually to promote themselves in some way. Check out their sales copy…does it work?
Before I started out I used to think about a career in writing.
You know; picture what it would be like, how I would feel, what I would achieve…
But I never actually did anything about it, I just thought about it…a lot.
It wasn’t until I had the confidence to actually write something and put it out there that I got better.
I got better through failure.
You see, when you first start out at anything, it’s unlikely you are going to be a raging success at your first attempt. Or maybe not even your 100th.
But it is there…if you persist…your success is there somewhere…just waiting for you.
But it is waiting for you in all the places you fear to go; in rejection, in failure.
So how can you be a better writer?
Its simple: write. Start now.
Whether you want to take up a career in writing, or simply write better copy for your business.
The advice is the same.
Do it, and do it now.
Devour everything there is out there, don’t be afraid to make mistakes, learn from them. You will improve.
Of course there are courses you can take to help you improve your copy, or teach you how to write for different media.
But they will all require you to do one thing.
Yep! you got it: