FOR WRITING COPY (AKA WORDS THAT SELL)
FOR LEARNING TO MAKE MONEY
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Shudder to think how much money I used to lose because I sucked at collecting it from clients. My invoices were usually attached to an email that said, “So sorry this is so late.” Or, “Hey, not sure if I already invoiced you or if you paid this, but if not, would you mind?”
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MORE FOR COPYWRITING (OR JUST FINDING WORDS)
I can’t say it enough. You need to get in here. The links on this page will take you to our free class. As soon as you sign up for it, you’ll also have access to join the course at the top of The Copy Cure site.
Get an account. If you want to collaborate with someone, this is the best way I know to type in the same doc at the same time, and keep track of who changed what.
You can also see who’s currently in there checking it out. If you write them a note, they’ll see you typing it. In a fun/creepy way.
This is what Marie Forleo and I use together to write every episode of Marie TV.
Find slang and expressions you can’t remember because your brain is deteriorating. Or, just discover what it’s called when your fat hangs over your private parts.
There are so many ways to use this. Say you want to find words related to “power.” It does that, just like a thesaurus.
But it’ll also find words related to “power” that start with the letter “s.” Or that have the letters “ow” right in the middle.
This is great for creating alliteration, consonance, interior rhymes…all the devices that help a phrase have a nice ring to it.
It’s not just for discovering names of sex acts you’d never think to do. It’s also handy for rediscovering the slang you already know.
I want an expression that uses the word “shop.” I just type “shop” in the box, and voila. “Let’s talk shop.” YES! That’s just what I was looking for.
Whoops, I forget how I say things in real life! Hey, it happens. So I browse through these sites — meant to help people learning English as a second language — to refresh my slang memory.
Where I find rhymes. Yes, I have to look them up. Because I’m not Eminem.
(Another handy one if you’re not Eminem.)
Sometimes you can’t come up with a good rhyme. But an almost-rhyme (or b-rhyme) will do nicely. Music and rap lyrics use b-rhymes all the time.
For instance, “refrigerator” and “circuit breaker” arent a true rhyme but they go together like…well, like peanut butter and seersucker.
For creativity / writing practice
For making a website
For preventing / erasing wrinkles
Shade – free
(WTF is this doing here? What do you care, do you want young skin, or not?? I’m generally an absurdly undisciplined person, but I’m rigorous about a few things: making the bed when I get up, going to my dance class 3 days a week, wearing sunglasses whenever I go outside during the day, and applying my Lady Creams at night. People ask me what I use. This. )