December 2014

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Are You Skipping Important Steps in the Writing Process? (Part 1)

Improve your writing by embracing all 5 steps of the writing process. Here, you’ll the discover first two steps and how to use them to their fullest.

How Commitment and Visualization Cement Your Success Goals

There’s an eerily effective way copywriters have launched their careers into six-figure territory. It’s something they do after an annual Bootcamp tradition.

How to Connect with Copywriting Greats

There’s much to admire about the copywriting greats, and you can learn a lot from them in person. But, getting to connect with them as peers is priceless.

The Most Important, Can’t-Be-Packaged Element of Bootcamp

When it comes to getting the support to launch – and succeed – at a freelance writing career, there’s no substitute for tangible, human connection.

The Easiest Resolution to Keep (And Save Money)

With winter officially upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, Will Newman is thinking warm thoughts of sunshine and palm trees that he experiences every year at Bootcamp.

How It’s a Wonderful Life Teaches You to Push Your Boundaries

What great idea or vivid dream are you holding back? Give yourself permission to put it down on paper… and make the commitment to share it with others.

Three Lessons for Copywriters from Santa

Let the magic of Santa give you a boost as a copywriter. Dawn Tittelmayer takes a fun look at three lessons that can help you be successful in the future.

Don’t Overlook the Potential of “Throw-Away” Projects

If you give unusual projects outside your niche a chance, just as Crosby and Bowie did with their Christmas duet in 1977, you never know where it might lead.

Why Saying “Yes” to Unusual Tasks Can Lead to Writing Success

Say “yes” to opportunities! Even if a proposed project is outside your niche, it could have the potential to lead to the biggest hit of your writing career.

Research Tips to Capture More Web-Writing Clients

If you’re having a hard time writing your own marketing materials, you may be forgetting a very important step – research. Use these research tips to help.

Bootcamp 2015: Super Early Bird Special

AWAI announced today that now through the end of the year you can take advantage of an “early bird, early bird” special on AWAI’s 2015 Bootcamp – and even get set-up with a kind of “lay-away” plan.

What Writers Can Learn From the Grinch

Just as Theodor Geisel (a.k.a., Dr. Seuss) discovered one grumpy morning, as writers, we have the potential to use our most challenging moments as inspiration.

Mid-flight Adjustments

The journey to success is never a perfectly straight line. You need to adapt and adjust. But, if you have the commitment and willingness to adapt, you'll get there.

Making Your Deadlines a Success-Generating Gift

The pressure of a looming deadline can actually be a great gift, just like it was for author O. Henry, who created the Christmas classic, The Gift of the Magi.

A Post-Bootcamp Breakthrough … and More Wins in the Works for this Circle of Success Member

This AWAI member hit a major freelance milestone right after Bootcamp, and has landed projects worth thousands of dollars. Read his story here.

AWAI Member Uses Persuasion Skills to Land Local News Spot

From TV news stories to professional speaking gigs, this member uses persuasion skills in all aspects of his professional and freelance careers.

Defining Your “Super-Objective” That Connects All the Elements of Your Writing Together

In copywriting, your “super-objective” is to decide what “big promise” you’re making to your prospect. This overarching theme ties your entire piece together.

Newest AWAI Member Case Study: Roy Furr

In February 2010, Roy Furr had a wife, mortgage and newborn son all counting on his income. Most would say it’s certainly not the time to take big chances in your career. But Roy isn’t like most people. Read on to find out how taking a big risk led to a six figure annual income.

AWAI Member Makes the Leap to Freelancing Full-Time … and is Thriving

2014 has been quite the successful year for AWAI member Dan Magill. Read how freelance copywriting has changed his career path.

The Secret to Becoming Your “Role” As a Writer

Just as actors portray a role, incorporating your product’s story, history and other details into your writing will help you generate a hugely compelling piece.

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