May Issue: The Writing Culture
You’re Now Part of
Clayton Makepeace had a big reputation …
To clients, he was the man who quadrupled sales figures armed solely with his copy.
To new writers, he was the guy who made dreams happen. If you were new to the paid writing world and studied with him for any length of time, your odds of hitting six-figure paydays increased dramatically.
The first time I spoke to Clayton, I felt nervous and inadequate. He was big and important. I was a hope-filled rookie.
But Clayton saw no divide between himself and other writers, and he treated me the same way.
He spoke to others as equals. As if he and every other writer were bringing worthy contributions to the table.
Know what that does for your confidence?
Well, it’s better than gas on a fire.
That was Clayton’s real superpower. He sat on top of one of the biggest piles of copywriter-created wealth ever seen in this world, but if you’d asked him point-blank how that made him different from you or me, you know what he’d say?
He’d see you as his equal, a writer with the same ambitions he lived off of for more than four decades.
And he’d tell you, probably in colorful language, that yes, you’ve got this.
Clayton embodied the culture of Barefoot Writer and AWAI as a whole. A place where you are welcomed and celebrated for your goals, your drive, and your dreams.
So in this May issue, we celebrate the life of Clayton Makepeace and his contribution to the world of paid writing, including a specific writing opportunity “bonanza” where Clayton led the pack, a path for conquering your greatest creativity-killer, and why it’s a good idea to be more than a “one-trick pony” when it comes to your writing.
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