Tag: writing advice

Writing About Addiction with Care: 5 Tips

If you’re still writing about “drug addicts,” “alcoholics” and “substance abuse problems,” it’s time for a refresh. Healthcare writers need to write about substance use disorders with the same support, empathy and sensitivity we use for those with cancer or heart disease: We’ve learned a lot about the disease in the last 60 years, but… Read more

Mental Health Content: 5 Tips to Engage Your Audience

Your audience goes beyond the nearly 44 million adults who experience mental health problems each year — it includes their caregivers as well. In 2015, there were 8.4 million caregivers of people with mental health concerns. As you prioritize your content, consider these 5 tips for creating and curating behavioral and mental health content that… Read more

How to Become a Better Writer in Just 5 Minutes a Day

At Aha Media, our team of experienced writers produces content that resonates with readers and converts them to customers. How do we become better writers? How do we hone our skills, keep our writing sharp and consistently turn out high-quality content? We write – often. We write, we write again, and we write some more…. Read more

8 Tips for Writing Great Video Scripts

A career switch can be daunting. But that’s what I found myself doing in 2015, after the birth of my first child. I had been working at my local ABC-affiliate since graduating from college – writing and producing television news stories about my community and healthcare. But now I was switching to writing web content…. Read more

Writing Tips From the Editor Who Rejects Everything

I attend the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) conference nearly every May. This year, the keynote speaker was Dan Jones. (Who?) Well, have you ever read the Modern Love column of The New York Times? (Of course you have!) Jones is the editor of that column. Hearing from the editor who (almost) always… Read more

5 Tips for Writers – Plus, a New One Every Wednesday

To up your writing game, all you need is Instagram or LinkedIn and 2-3 minutes per week. And what writer isn’t looking to up their game? Even seasoned professionals can use fresh ideas and inspiration to get the creative juices flowing. Every week, we share a new piece of writing advice on Instagram and LinkedIn,… Read more

Say Yes to Getting Dressed – & 9 More Tips for Productivity When Working From Home

Can people who work from home be productive? After all, there’s no one around to keep you on task, and there are plenty of homemade distractions to interfere with work time. But many people who work from home say that not only can you be as productive as you would be in an office –… Read more