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  • Right Source | September 7, 2011

    How Writing Better Emails Makes You a Better Content Marketer are five best practices to think about when you’re communicating with an audience, whether you’re organizing a team or writing for the company blog. 1. Make everything as easy as possible Emailing: When I first started at Right Source... read more

  • Writing for the web
    Right Source | July 20, 2011

    Writing for the Web: Basics You Should Know

    ...omeone from the outside will catch mistakes you never would. 11. You’re never done. The great and horrible thing about writing for the web is you’re never done. This means that if you decide you don’t like something, you can easily... read more

  • How Long Should a Blog Post Be? It Depends.
    Right Source | July 2, 2015

    How Long Should a Blog Post Be? It Depends. How long should a blog post be ? Most of the time, people are hoping I’ll give them a nice, low number. They assume that writing short is easier than writing long. A 500-word post takes half as much work to produce than a 1,000-word post, the... read more

  • Right Source | March 16, 2011

    6 Fixes for Writer’s Block, Even if You’re Not a Writer

    ...ys to break through any case of writer’s block: 1. Write $**tty first drafts. Paralysis due to the fear of low quality writing is a far mightier enemy than low quality writing itself. That’s why I follow Anne Lamott’s advice to... read more

  • Yvonne Lyons | January 4, 2018

    How to Become a Better Writer: 10 Tips

    ...keep reading if they don’t understand what you’re driving to. Write several drafts. No one gets it right on the first pass. Writing is really about rewriting. Yes, it’s time consuming, but it’s the difference between average content and remarkable... read more

  • Writing Short Copy is Hard — Here’s How to Get It Right
    Katie Wolf | December 1, 2016

    Writing Short Copy is Hard — Here’s How to Get It Right

    If you do any kind of writing, you’ve probably been asked something along the lines of: “Hey, can you whip up a quick [email/tweet/tagline/insert other piece of short copy] for me?” It’s just a couple of lines of text — a few dozen words at most.... read more