Become A Better Writer In 60 Minutes (Masterclass)

Become A Better Writer In 60 Minutes (Masterclass)

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About this episode

Episode 552: Shaan Puri ( and Sam Parr ( teach the 3-step writing framework that helped them build +$10M newsletters. 
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Show Notes:
(0:00) Intro
(2:50) Why not how - Persuasion at scale
(6:00) To write clearly, you must think clearly
(7:00) Begin with the end in mind
(10:30) Headlines not outlines
(12:30) Warmup with copywork
(15:30) Draft fast, incubate slow
(16:30) Great writing is great editing
(19:00) Build your swipe file
(21:00) Don't bury the lead
(23:30) Create a curiosity gap
(25:00) Write like you talk
(28:00) The voice memo test
(30:30) Lower the reading level
(32:00) How to tell a great story
(34:30) Intention meets obstacle
(38:00) High emotional stakes in a low stakes situation
(39:00) Short sentences
(41:00) Great writing has rhythm
(44:00) Our favorite resources

• Hemingway Editor -
• Neville Medhora on Louis C.K. -
• The Hustle Writes about Hint Founder -
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• On Writing -
• Theo Von -

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• Hampton -
• Ideation Bootcamp -
• Copy That -
• Hampton Wealth Survey -

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