Category Archives: Fiction and Copy Decodes

Posts that feature fiction and copywriting insights

Thirty-Five Inches: How a Burnt-Out Bulb Can Help You Write More Engaging Fiction and Copy

How was your weekend? Didn’t get papers or comics this weekend, but I got trained by accident in something that I forget from time to time, that I think may be able to help you out with your fiction and … Continue reading

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A Bit of a Dust Storm and Motivation?

How’s your week been so far? Yesterday was a little weird, because it was hot–I mean like almost 90 degrees out. I had to have the windows open, too.┬áThe wind whipped around so much that my south window’s shade started … Continue reading

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Give ‘Em a Ride Down the John…

How’s it going? First, a little note…I totally forgot to wish everyone a happy Mother’s Day yesterday (a little late even then, I know). So, Happy Mother’s Day! I really hope you got to spend some time on Sunday with … Continue reading

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Different Sides of Mother’s Day, as Told by My Facebook Feed and More…

How was your weekend? Mine was really good–we had a short shopping trip, so no papers or comics. But it was Mother’s Day, which was cool. Writing fiction (and copywriting) are both about persuasion, because both types of writing are … Continue reading

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Start Your Sniveling: Why Complaints Are the Lifeblood of Fiction and Copy…

How’s your week been so far? I’ve been working through a copywriting/marketing challenge via Facebook with a group of writers, and it’s been great so far. I’ll start a bit of outreach today. Anyway, let’s get to it. One of … Continue reading

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Everybody’s Been Rained On: How to Turn a Little Idea into Your Next Piece of Content

How’s it going? A couple posts back, I talked about how ideas for stories, emails, or what-have-ya didn’t have to be big at all. And I’d like to do that today…turn a small idea into something bigger. Today when I … Continue reading

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She Flipped Him Off Through the Sun Roof…

How’s it going? I was running errands yesterday with my mom, and we were heading here and there. We were stopped at a light, and she was talking about something that I wasn’t quite getting. All of a sudden she … Continue reading

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This Hit Home for Me When I Was Looking at the Same Book Twice…

How was your weekend? I was able to get comics and the Sunday crossword, so that was totally awesome. Because of special circumstances, I ended up shopping in Target yesterday, too. And that’s when it struck me (figuratively, of course). … Continue reading

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It Took a While, but a Friend and My Brother Conspired to Turn Me Into…

The week’s kinda flown by, hasn’t it? Anyway, let’s get to it. And don’t pay too much attention to the lingo…I will connect this all to fiction and copywriting, too. Despite the fact that I’m very interested in Star Wars … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Have to Be Big…

How’s your week going so far? Let’s get to it. I don’t know when this came to me–maybe it was when I thought about *trying* to go back to posting here 5 days a week. Or when I was browsing … Continue reading

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