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Damn Fine Words

Enter to Win Your Spot in the Damn Fine Words Writing Course

It’s that time of year again: The Damn Fine Words writing course opens to new students on February 2, 2015. This writing course is changing the game for business owners around the world, because it teaches effective content-creation techniques that help cut down your writing time, make it twice as productive, boost your confidence, and target the right readers, with the right message. This writing course works. It’ll change your writing, your business – maybe even your life. As always, each time I prepare for a new session of Damn Fine Words, I also open

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Damn Fine Words

Win a Scholarship to the Best Writing Course for Business Owners

Each time I prepare for a new session of the Damn Fine Words writing course, I open up the DFW writing contest. Many people tell me they wish they could register for the course, because if they could just get in… … they’d finally have the skills to write engaging website copy that pulls in much-needed clients. …they could make more money, instead of guessing at what to write and struggling to get words out on the page. …they could feel excited and happy about writing for their business for the first time in their

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Key to Excellence

Why some people make money writing and others never will

There are two types of writers in this world: the people whose writing has a positive net effect on their lives and their businesses, and the hobbyists. If you want to make money through writing, either by selling it or using it to sell your stuff, here are the 4 keys to being a pro writer who succeeds.

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A Special Gift for You (that Probably Shouldn’t Be on This Blog)

I like a fine Shiraz. This won’t be a shock to any of you regular Men with Pens readers or anyone who has taken one of my Damn Fine Words writing courses. A glass of wine is my most-recommended solution to a lousy day and my go-to reward for pulling off a great coup. It’s probably the only vice I’m willing to admit in public – mostly because people often offer me a glass if I mention it. But my love of fine wine isn’t common knowledge. In fact, if you Google my name, you’ll

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Sundays, Short Posts and Fresh Coats

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet. Short because I’m doing something I never, EVER do – I’m writing this post less than 12 hours before it goes live. That means it’s currently Sunday, which means it’s family day, which means I don’t really have the time to make this as great as I want it to be. But I’m sure you’ll forgive me. You might even be thankful to get a short post, for once! (And if you don’t forgive me, then I didn’t really want you as a reader anyways.) So.

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Want a Peek Behind the Scenes?

“We never hear about what’s going on at Men with Pens.” Jeff (the gentle, kind soul that he is) pointed out that fact to me recently during a conversation on future goals, amazing plans, business ventures and ultimate world domination involving oceanfront property, beach houses and frosty daiquiris sipped to soft jazz playing in the backgr-… Sorry. Delusions of grandeur. They get in the way. Jeff had a good point. People are curious and they like being in the know. So exactly what is going on at Men with Pens these days? Allow me to

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