easy to write. You just sit down at a typewriter and open a vein."
Welcome to the home
page of copylines.com. This website showcases copywriters and their
lifeblood--the turns of phrase that turn us on to a movie, a meal,
a car or a bar of soap.
The buttons on the left
will lead you to pages where you are invited to submit your favorites
among copylines you've written ('post your best copyline')
or your favorite all-time lines whether you've written them or not
('copylines hall of fame'.) You'll be able to include an
e-mail link to yourself on the 'best copylines' page if you'd like
to be reachable through this website.
forum is where you can post your comments about the art, craft,
business, fun or torture of copywriting.
Links & resources, is, amazingly enough, a page of links
and resources. If you've got suggestions for links and resources
relevant to copywriters please submit them here.
The 'writers' resumes & credits' button leads you to
a page of links to writers' work, credits and bios. If you are seeking
a writer for your project this is the right place to look;
if you're a writer who wants to put his (her) work before the public,
this is one way you can do it. Writers are invited to send in a
page of material for posting. If you have more than a page you'd
like to put up, please e-mail
Tom Friedman for details. For the moment one page can
be posted free; I reserve the right to charge at some future date
when the economics of running this website become clearer to me.
Finally, the 'quotes and quips about writing' button will
take you to an ever-growing and changing collection of entries about
the process of writing, including quotes from famous writers and
from great writers like you and me. Cartoons and other visual material
about the writer's process and plight might appear here as well.
This might also include material that's irrelevant to the theme
of this website but just too good not to post.
All of these pages are moderated, in the sense that submitted materials
must be e-mailed to the webmaster of this site, Tom
Friedman, who will format them for posting and transfer
them to the server. I will do little or no editing, and will pass
as few judgments as possible, though I reserve the right not to
post what you submit if it's too much, too far off the topic, too
mad or too bad. My background is mostly in motion picture advertising,
but copywriters with any range of experience are invited --urged--
I hope this website will be fun, interesting and useful; maybe
it will even land you some work!