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Lift your ideas off the page or screen
Reach nonreaders with words: Draw readers in, break copy up and communicate to flippers and skimmers with display copy.
Web writing, social-media writing, email writing and more
Reach readers online Get the word out on the web
Sell products, programs & positions
Move readers to act … when you position information in the readers’ best interest.
Reach journalists, bloggers & real readers with pitches and news releases
Overcome the overload: Wire services distribute 3,000 releases each day — that’s one every 29 seconds. 55% to 97% of releases are never used.
Don’t build a wall of words
Is your message short and easy to read? That’s one of the two key questions people ask to determine whether to read your piece — or toss it.
Move your message from boring to brilliant
Bright ideas, big changes: Business communications needn’t be boring. Here’s how to transform your message from blah to brilliant.
Master storytelling, readability, persuasive writing and more
Tips, tips, tips: Make your writing tops with these lists of tricks.
Too much to read, too little time to read it
Do the math: People receive the data equivalent of 174 newspapers, ads included, every single day. Yet they spend just 48 minutes a day reading for work and just 19 minutes a day reading for fun. How much attention is your message getting?
3 stages to writing better, easier and faster
Take the rough out of the rough draft: Prewriting, drafting, revising: These three steps will help you save time and effort — and find more joy — in all of your writing assignments.
How to organize every piece
“Prose is architecture,” wrote Ernest Hemingway. “It’s not interior design.” Which structure would make the best foundation for your argument?