“Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see all around us. In the end, writers will write not to be outlaw heroes of some underculture but mainly to save themselves, to survive as individuals.” – Don DeLillo
And copywriters know a thing about surviving in the big bad world of words, ROIs and referrals…. and love it, don’t we?
Creative writing is omnipresent, and forms the backbone of the consumerist world. Anything that is not on a doctor’s note, newspaper (yes), legal documents and contracts is a piece of creative writing. On the web, blogs, articles, product descriptions, advertisements, twitter updates, novels, stories, verses etc – all fly out from the umbrella of creativity with the objective to gather readers who buy.
As a receiver of million messages everyday, readers find some standing out among the rest while others simply blown away in the stream of commonness. The ones that stick to your mind are obviously creative but what about those that whiff away with just a single sigh, aren’t they? They too are but may lack in core elements. Don’t know what those core elements are? Read below to find out.
What does it take to go that extra mile when writing creatively for your consumers?
Connection – Your copy from the first word itself must establish a connection with the target receiver/ reader.
Condition – It must address the condition that the reader may be in and how can your product/ service enhance or better it.
Experience – The message must communicate the experience that your customer is likely to enjoy using your product/ service or lack in if he or she does not.
Novelty – Be as novel as you can. Even if you’re marketing for a 150 year old brand; do it the 21st century way and not what people would have liked 150 years ago.
Results – Paint the picture of the afterward i.e after your products and services have been used. And by painting the picture we mean a realistic one. Remember, you may fool by an advertisement but not in actual usage. So it’s always better to stick to the truth.
Now how you do all this and achieve what you set out to accomplish is where the real deal is. How you work your mind around those top-of-the-hat metaphors, mindblowing analogies and those contagious call-to-actions and create a copy that not only brings in the readers but happily buying and paying customers 🙂
And when you’re up to it, make sure the confidence, happiness and that the spirit is not amiss because words mirror more than you expect them to.