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How I Write



Some copywriters write like this.

They leave gaps between lines as though they're in a school poetry competition.

Don't they?

Standard practice, you might think.

Short sentences.

And every other sentence begins with 'and'.

It can be jarring and quite irritating to read. There's a smug tone to it that has its place, but as a consumer, it's likely to put me off, unless flawlessly executed.

There is a thin line between effective, human copy and writing that's patronising and overtly masculine.

I pride myself on being able to identify the right writing for the right reader.

In the words of David Ogilvy, one of history's greatest ad men:

“When Aeschines spoke they said, ‘How well he speaks.’
But when Demosthenes spoke, they said ‘Let us march against Philip.’”

I write as Demosthenes spake.

 

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