What people say about Roscoe Barnes III
“I have always loved writing my how-to marketing articles in list format, and I love the way Roscoe Barnes has written an entire book -- Direct Response Advertising Made Easy -- using nothing but lists. It does indeed make the book easy to read and the advice easy to digest. I wish I'd thought of it! I have known Roscoe Barnes a long time, and he is a true pro. Read this book. It will help you make your advertising make more money.”
-- Robert W. Bly
Author of 88 books, including The Copywriter's Handbook
"For advice on writing an op-ed piece, see Roscoe Barnes III's 'Writing Columns for the Local Media' in Fund Raising Management magazine."
“Congratulations on a job well done with (Discover Your Talent and Find Fulfillment)! I know of nothing quite like it addressed to teenagers and young adults and your helpful advice to them is certainly eminent, worthwhile, and delightfully presented. I trust that…this will have a significant and challenging impact upon hosts of young people who really have the talent and simply need to discover what these gifts are and use them effectively in meaningful living.”
--Ted W. Engstrom
"Need inspiration on how to get published and make a living as a writer with no contacts and no experience? Need solid how-to information? If you're an aspiring freelance writer, this engaging book (Secrets of a Writing Hustler) provides both."
-- Marcia Yudkin, Author
Freelance Writing for Magazines & Newspapers and 10 other books
"SCOOPING THE COMPETITION: How to Be First in Reporting Hot Stories ... attempts something many of us could have, but didn't: to spell out the mindset of an aggressive reporter."
-- NABJ Journal
“Discover your talent and find fulfillment—boy, could we all use some more of that! Thanks to Mr. Roscoe Barnes (the third of that name) for helping us on our way.”
--Peter McWilliams, co-author
DO IT!—Let’s Get Off Our Buts
New York Times Bestselling Author
Barnes' book will motivate writers
“For the reporters and editors who receive this newsletter, I highly
recommend a book by Roscoe Barnes III titled, The Secrets of a Writing Hustler. The book is not specifically targeted to community journalists, yet there is a wealth of inspiring anecdotes and solid advice sure to energize and inspire anyone who writes for a living.”
-- Ken Blum
Black Ink: An E-mail Newsletter for Community Papers
"Roscoe Barnes' book, SCOOPING THE COMPETITION, is a manifesto on ace reporting techniques. It's a book that should be read by every reporter and aspiring reporter who wants to succeed in the exciting world of journalism. Highly recommended for investigative reporters!"
-- Lee Goodwin, Sports Reporter
"Barnes knows what it's like in the trenches. In SCOOPING THE COMPETITION, he offers up invaluable advice not only for aspiring reporters, but also to writers of all stripes. This is a manual for the real-life job of writing.... This isn't theory, this is step-by-step training."
-- Mary Van Doren
Writing for Money
"Dear Roscoe: Sus articulos son excelentes. I just finished reading your 'Using the First Thing' paper, and, as always, I felt inspired. You are good!! .... Send me anything you write. I will read it, I will study it. I will enjoy it!"
-- Victor Naranjo, Director
Ejecutivo Recursos Filantropicos
“(Discover Your Talent) is a Winner…Unusual, Useable, Motivational and Gripping! Readers, teenagers and young adults will be totally hooked… You are offering real problems and sound practical solutions that will serve as a blueprint or roadmap to success.”
-- Robert L. Merritt, Ed.D.
Indianola Public Schools
"Roscoe Barnes III is one of the most gifted writers I know. He is very professional, creative and determined to do whatever is necessary to please clients and get
-- Leo Canseco, CPA/Attorney
"Roscoe wrote a fundraising letter for us that pulled $7,000 more than what we expected. We were all surprised...but very grateful."
"Your book, SECRETS OF A WRITING HUSTLER, is very good! It is a very unique book that can help anyone get bigger and better response from all of their
advertising copy. This book is dynamite! Highly recommended!!"
-- Russ von Hoelscher
Leading Marketing Author
Consultant & Copywriter
"Thank you for the wonderful work you did for our library project. It is very helpful and key to our expected success... Ten days after your fine article, we had pretty much achieved our financial goal and now the books (requested in the article) are showing up on the shelves."
-- Mary M. Steel
Senior Director of Development
The Easter Seal Society
"Because of your writing, I have now started a successful career in Real Estate."
-- Deborah Kaye, Real Estate Agent
“Because of (Roscoe Barnes III’s) willingness to ‘go the extra mile,’ future generations now will know of the sacrifices made by World War II veterans to end the scourge that was overtaking much of the world. Even after they are gone, their words and their thoughts will be forever preserved.
“In 23 years in the newspaper business, I have read thousands of feature stories, but few have made me cry. Several of Roscoe’s stories did make me cry. Perhaps they will touch you as they touched me.”
-- From the Introduction to Off to War
The Record Herald
"Pay close attention to [Roscoe's] personal experiences. He knows the guideposts on the path to success. Early writers who take heed will reach their goals."
-- Norman B. Rohrer
Noted Author and Founder
Christian Writers Guild
"I highly recommend Roscoe Barnes' book, ARRESTING ADVERTISING TECHNIQUES, for anyone interested in improving their advertising response."
-- Melvin Powers, Author
How to Get Rich in Mail Order
"Your book [BIG BUCKS FROM LITTLE SKETCHES] offers sound advice for those interested in full or part-time portraiture work... It's very practical ... and filled with all sorts of marketing ideas!"
-- James Ramos
Adjunct Art Instructor
"Roscoe is not only an accomplished artist, but an excellent writer. His advice and instructions are clear and complete, easy to follow and understand."
-- J. Stewart Caverly
Mail Marketing Specialist
"Fantastic book (Secrets of a Writing Hustler), and I recommend it highly. Five stars. No make that ten!"
--Robert W. Bly, Author of The Copywriter’s Handbook
"During a preaching/speaking workshop in Germany, Roscoe made a tremendous impact on the communities of Vilseck, Amberg, Grafenwoehr and Nuremberg. Many ministers and chaplains benefited from his talents, skills and knowledge."
-- Maj. Andrew Bullard III
U.S. Army Chaplain
“Roscoe Barnes III has a good name, don't you think?
“I've hired a few writers in the past. And for some reason, the best ones have all had interesting names. So it's no surprise to me that Roscoe is also a writer. What's more, he's the author of a new book on writing … It's called, SECRETS OF A WRITING HUSTLER: How to Beat the Odds, Overcome Rejection, and Succeed as a Writer. And it's published by Filbert Publishing.
“Roscoe is, by the way, an award-winning journalist and a working freelance copywriter, too. So I'm guessing you'd find his book a good read.”
-- John Forde
The Copywriter’s Roundtable (May 24, 2005, #210)
“Secrets of a Writing Hustler accomplishes the nearly-impossible. Roscoe Barnes succinctly yet thoroughly generously gives a wealth of information that can apply to any writing format or experience level. He provides an ideal example in his easy-to-understand down-to-earth approach, speaking to the wide range of challenges and opportunities any writer can experience on their journey to success. On behalf of writers everywhere, thanks for the valuable and unique contribution.”
-- Paulette Ensign
“Roscoe Barnes III has written the book (Off to War)I wish I could have written. He has not only recorded these World War II veterans’ statements about their roles in the most horrific war ever fought, but he has had the honor to sit face-to-face with the men who—though they deny it—are indeed great American heroes. Roscoe Barnes has thus given a gift to historians not yet born who will dream of talking to a veteran who ducked the burning gasoline from an exploding kamikaze, or who shivered in the cold horror of the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge, or who bled into the black volcanic sand of an island called Iwo Jima.
“This book was written about the last generation, for the next, and for the many generations to come after. It is a literary time capsule about World War II and the common man and woman who fought it.”
-- From the Foreword to Off to War
Mark Nesbitt, Author
Ghosts of Gettysburg series
35 Days to Gettysburg
Saber and Scapegoats