Quick Tip:
Write What You Know

Fiction writers are told to "write what you know." This advice applies equally as well to copywriters searching for products and services to write about.

Think specifically about what you use every day. Are you a cyclist passionate about a particular racing bike? Who better to write copy for its manufacturer? Do you love a certain brand of coffee? Find the name of the company's marketing director and pitch yourself.

The worst they can do is say "no." And you just may be the fresh new voice they long for.

Practice the art of the pitch and you'll find what works best for you.

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Published: December 1, 2003

1 Response to “Quick Tip: Write What You Know”

  1. I'm 75 but new to copywriting. Tools, toys and trees and counselling are what I know. I hope to land copywriting work in these areas of marketing.I have also written 3 unpublished fiction books and in one day since joining Barefoot Writers I can easily see many necessary changes before publishing will become reality.
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    Emory Clark

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