March 2019 archive

Sample: Restaurant Sales Letter

It’s Time for an adventure: enjoy great Cuban food and drink with me this Friday night at Iowa’s only Cuban restaurant, THE LOST CUBAN Dear Laura, You and I have often discussed the fact that we’re each bored with the dozen Chinese, Mexican, Italian, and other restaurants in the area, and I’d heard of the …

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Creative Consultant?

One of my favorite titles to use for myself is Creative Consultant, which is an old end-credit from the motion picture industry. According to Wikipedia, Creative Consultant was a title used for a screenwriter who consulted on the script, but who didn’t actually do any credited writing on the finished script. Since Creative Consultant is …

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Tricks for Writing Drunk & Editing Sober

THE GREATEST WRITING MAXIM THAT HEMINGWAY NEVER SAID “Write drunk, edit sober,” it’s an often-quoted bit of advice generally attributed to Ernest Hemingway. This pithy quote is all over the internet. You can buy Write Drunk Edit Sober posters, Write Drunk Edit Sober coffee mugs, and Write Drunk Edit Sober t-shirts, often accompanied by a …

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