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Today, the woman behind the plethora of funny little quips and helpful bits of microcopy found in the HubSpot software shows us why writing often is the single best thing you can do to become a better writer.

Channeling her favorite writing gods -- and taking us along for a few of her daily runs -- she demystifies the road to better writing. The best, simplest, and fastest way to master writing might not quite be what you think.

Great writing is like the weather.

Everybody wants to be a better writer, but nobody wants to do anything about it. Well, put down your umbrella and turn your face to the sun, because it’s time to change all that. There is a secret to becoming a better writer. Jerry Seinfeld knew it. Emily Dickinson knew it, too. And after spending just 12 minutes of your time watching today's Bold Talk video, so will you.

About Beth Dunn

Beth Dunn works on the User Experience (UX) team at HubSpot, specializing in writing in-app copy and customer communications. Previous positions she's held include Director of Communications at the Harwich Junior Theatre, copy editor at Random House, and Director of Technology and Communications for the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

Beth has also written for the HubSpot blog, the History Channel, the award-winning history blog Wonders and Marvels, and on her own blog bethdunn.com.

Below, you'll find a drawing created during Beth's INBOUND Bold Talk, which is a visual representation of her thoughts on the writing process.

Beth Dunn Bold Talk Graphic Recording

Graphic recording by Kingman Ink.

To learn more about INBOUND, check out the website.

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Originally published Jan 17, 2014 2:00:00 PM, updated July 28 2017

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Writing Skills