Nobody wants to read your stuff

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Nobody, I mean nobody, wants to read your stuff.

So says Steven Pressfield, the author of "The War of Art," in his new book "Nobody Wants to Read Your S***," which you can download free for a limited time here (no opt-in):

Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t - Download | Black Irish Books
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  • Profile picture of the author Scrapiron
    You are exactly Right, Nobody wants to read your crap.. Your passion is not your profit. You profit form other peoples passion
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by joe golfer View Post

    Nobody, I mean nobody, wants to read your stuff.

    So says Steven Pressfield, the author of "The War of Art," in his new book "Nobody Wants to Read Your S***," which you can download free for a limited time here (no opt-in):

    Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t - Download | Black Irish Books
    I've never read his book.
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    Hi
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  • Profile picture of the author Gallag97
    love the name, this man deserves a reward.
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  • Profile picture of the author Volodymyr Ulitovskyy
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    seems like very short post.... and does not relate to Copy Writing in any way... need to delete it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrew Gould
      Originally Posted by Volodymyr Ulitovskyy View Post

      seems like very short post.... and does not relate to Copy Writing in any way... need to delete it.
      Just to clarify, Volodymyr, you believe that a post with a link to a free book by a respected author on how to improve your writing has nothing to do with copywriting?

      And you believe:

      Originally Posted by Volodymyr Ulitovskyy View Post

      copy writing is a wide subject. keywords are part of it.
      But it can't be that wide a subject if it doesn't even include the actual writing, can it?
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      Andrew Gould

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      • Profile picture of the author shawnlebrun
        Originally Posted by Andrew Gould View Post

        Just to clarify, Volodymyr, you believe that a post with a link to a free book by a respected author on how to improve your writing has nothing to do with copywriting?

        And you believe:



        But it can't be that wide a subject if it doesn't even include the actual writing, can it?

        Like Andrew said, Steven's "War of Art" has EVERYTHING to do with copywriting.

        Because if you're a REAL copywriter... you know there are times you DON'T want to write, you can't even bring yourself to write, and you'd rather be doing anything BUT writing.

        But like Steven says in his amazing War of Art book, some times you just have to "put your ass in the chair" and do the work.

        And personally, I've found the best way to conquer Resistance is to just sit down, start going through the process of writing... and soon you find the words come to you a little bit easier.

        I have hundreds of copywriting colleagues, and MOST of them rank this book (War of Art) high up on their list of "must reads".

        I've read this book that Joe refers to (thanks for posting that link Joe).... and sure, it's not ALL applicable to copywriting.

        But I dare anyone to read the part about storytelling in that book Joe posted and tell me THAT doesn't relate to copy.

        I think I'd trust Joe's post and Andrew's comment about it before I trusted someone who has 19 posts and claims we need to delete a free VALUABLE book by one of the best writers alive today.

        But then again, this IS the "new and approved" forum... so I probably don't know sh*t.
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  • Profile picture of the author HCDdaking
    This is damn write.Nobody read our stuff.We must work for make them read from us.Its up to us.Any wat thanks for your ebook url.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scrapiron
    Drink anothetr beer tough guy. From what I can see, this forum has done nothing But go down hill
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  • Profile picture of the author Scrapiron
    It use to be a place where we could go to hear from other marketers, Noew it just looks like shit. Sorry
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  • Profile picture of the author neshaword
    Sure hope the author himself offers a handful of solutions to overcome this problem. Overproduction of faceless online writing has brought us to this point we are no longer interested to read new stuff. We have lost all hope that something genuine and refreshing will come our way. So, we keep avoiding things. I am not ashamed to admit that I write and get paid knowing that almost no one will read what I deliver. Will give this book a try. Thx.
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    • Profile picture of the author angiecolee
      Originally Posted by neshaword View Post

      I am not ashamed to admit that I write and get paid knowing that almost no one will read what I deliver. Will give this book a try. Thx.
      Write something worth reading.

      People will read a unique, well-reasoned perspective they find interesting. People tend to avoid fluffy, regurgitated tropes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    I enjoyed Steven's book as I did, "The War of Art". I'll probably want to read his next book.

    Rose
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