Write Now! Persuasive Writing Prompts:
Email a Story with Good Advice

Practice your copywriting skills with this prompt from The Professional Writers’ Alliance (PWA).

Use this Write Now! prompt to write story emails to give advice to friends and family and for your clients.

Watch this video by Pam Foster, Director of Copywriter Training at AWAI (American Writers & Artists, Inc.) to see how you can strengthen your copywriting and results. (Or read the transcript below.)

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In this writing prompt, we’re going to ask you to imagine you're an 85-year-old person who’s lived a good, rich, long life, and you’ve got advice to share with your 22-year-old granddaughter who’s just graduated from college.

What advice would you want to give her?

What kinds of things have you experienced in your many years, the different stories and different learnings that you want to pass along to her?

Think about these now as seven emails.

Write seven different email stories, with seven pieces of advice that you want to pass along to your granddaughter.

And then, take that format and apply it to a client you’re working with. What are seven stories you can write for them, with seven pieces of advice about their products or services?

It’s a great way to practice writing.

Write Now! persuasive writing prompts are presented by the Professional Writers’ Alliance (PWA) — a professional association just for direct-response industry writers. Learn about the many benefits of a PWA membership.

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Published: September 27, 2017

5 Responses to “Write Now! Persuasive Writing Prompt: Email a Story with Good Advice [video]”

  1. Very informative. Thank you

    TarquinJune 26, 2018 at 6:48 pm

  2. Knowledge:
    There's an adage that says "Knowledge is power". Most people hear this saying all through their lives, especially when encouraging a yougster to stay in school and get an education.

    My discovery and connecting to AWAI makes me aware that an ordinary person like me can be trained to become a copywriter and earn a living without having the background of an attorney. Now I realize that knowledge is more than power, I want to be a copywriter through AWAI's training.

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    The Apollo WriterAugust 15, 2018 at 10:37 pm

  3. Being creative is powerful. New beginnings can happen when you open your mind. Let your dreams and imagination set you free. Endless possibilities will come into your life. Then the miricals happen. I am seeing them all the time.

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    Creative BeginningsJanuary 5, 2019 at 2:14 pm

  4. I was trying to find samples of the various articles, in particular email stories. So that I can understand better what is expected. It would be great see that in all categories. Nothing lengthy just a short burst of information. I think it would help to overcome the flood of opportunities I see pouring out from AWAI.

    Born2BhereMarch 6, 2019 at 3:11 pm

  5. That is a great idea! I hope I can learn enough to start work ASAP.

    MusickApril 30, 2019 at 6:40 pm

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