I was never into comics growing up, but here I am, grown-ass man, reading ’em. Why? Money, that’s why.
Comic books are filled with great writing. And writing, I believe, is the most lucrative skill there is. If you wanna sell more stuff, write articles, social media posts, video scripts, sales letters, emails, and ads that make people pull out their credit cards and buy, right?
But the thing is, you don’t wanna write like you were taught to in school. It’s too stiff. Puts people to sleep. Instead, you gotta loosen up, break some rules, make it fun.
And one of my secret weapons for doing that is to model the way comics are written. Like, the flow. It’s easy-breezy. Fast-paced. Lots of slang. Cool words and phrases that you don’t see too often. Alliteration – same-sounding words – for days. And of course, exceptional storytelling.
There’s also hidden gems – old-school, direct-response ads – buried in comics. They’re actually hilariously hype-y and totally sexist. Don’t copy those parts. Just study the style and look for ideas and inspiration you can use in your own promotions.
Anyways, I’m serious. Spend a few minutes a day flipping through these things and jot down anything that floats your boat. Then sprinkle that sh*t into your own writing and watch what happens.
Oh, and here’s a free resource you can use to do this online.