Writing & Editing Ditch bad quotes with these 7 steps Don’t let mundane or meandering quotations spoil your story—or your publication. By Bill SweetlandFeb. 28, 2011 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.