Beth_DunnToday the woman behind the plethora of funny little quips and helpful bits of microcopy found in the HubSpot software takes center stage to show 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 own wild, precious life watching today's Bold Talk video, so will you.

Beth Dunn is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and holds an MBA from the Simmons College School of Management. She works on the User Experience (UX) team at HubSpot, specializing in writing in-app copy and customer communications. She also manages the HubSpot forums.

Before joining HubSpot, Beth was the Director of Communications at the Harwich Junior Theatre, a copy editor at Random House, and the Director of Technology and Communications for the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, where she led a number of workshops and classes for nonprofits and artists on social media marketing.

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

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Beth Dunn Bold Talk Graphic Recording

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Beth Dunn is User Experience Writer and Editor, HubSpot. You can follow her on Twitter at @BethDunn

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Originally published Jan 17, 2014 8:00:00 AM, updated February 03 2014