"The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way."  - Richard Harding Davis

I enjoy writing web copy as well. Whether it's product copy, business information, or any other sort of copywriting, using the right words to tell the story is just as important as it is in a great novel. Good copy sells. 

Finding the Niche WITHIN Your Niche is How to Get More Writing Work – by Tyler Omoth

News flash. Selling your writing (and your ideas for writing) is hard. One of the ways we give ourselves an edge is to develop a niche. From a young age, we’re taught to “write what we know” so we find topics we like, and position ourselves as experts. While this is great in concept, it too often falls short of the goal, which is getting your words into print, and getting paid for them. From my own experience, I can say that it is frequently because what I thought was a nice, niche topic, was

This Actor Is Saving More Than $1,100/Year — Just by Switching Car Insurance

This Actor Is Saving More Than $1,100/Year — Just by Switching Car Insurance When you’re watching the big screen, or the little one for that matter, you probably don’t think about actors’ daily lives. Believe it or not, most of them deal with the same day-to-day hassles you do. They have to find time to eat and sleep. They continuously search for work. And, just like the rest of us, they have to pay bills. For Kevin Gerdes, a 32-year-old professional actor living in Los Angeles (whom you migh

Long Live the Meatball King!

It’s Wednesday evening. When you walk into Red’s IGA in Spring Grove, you’re immediately greeted with the aromas of a freshly cooked meal. But it’s not just any meal, and any resident of Spring Grove could identify that scent. It’s a meatball supper right in the grocery store. Locals can come in and buy a meal to take home and a portion of the proceeds go directly to benefit a local organization. It’s just one of the ways Pat “Red” Longmire Sr. gives back to the community.

San Diego Vodka Makers Aim to Save the Earth, One Uneaten Twinkie at a Time

San Diego Vodka Makers Aim to Save the Earth, One Uneaten Twinkie at a Time Have you and a friend ever sat in a bar, sipping a drink and coming up with wild, grand ideas? We all have, and thankfully, most of us don’t act on them. But for Whit Rigali and Samuel Chereskin, those wacky ideas became a reality. Rigali, a bartender in San Diego, dreamed of creating locally-made booze so area bartenders could craft fun, local drinks. Chereskin, an agricultural economist, was frustrated with the amo

Davidoff Cigars - Thompson Cigar

Young Zino Davidoff left the family to tour the Caribbean and South America in 1924 and study the tobacco industry for six years, working alongside the people who grew and tended the plants. He returned in 1930 to take over Davidoff of Geneva with a passion for the combinations of soil, sun, and rain that make for great tobacco. Zino put his new-found knowledge of how the tropical climate in South America and the Caribbean preserved the true flavors of the tobacco, when he developed the first h