12/14/12: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

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You’re a businessperson. You may not think of yourself as a writer, but you know that writing well can boost your results and your career. Naturally, you want to do better. Here are some recent blog posts and articles that might help.

This week I’m pointing you to pieces on getting more guest bloggers, self-published authors vs. traditionally published authors, and the changing culture of production.

From Joel Zaslofsky: How to Fill the Giant Guest Post Hole On Your Blog
“I don’t need to remind you of the value in guest posting for others. But how many times have you wanted to guest post somewhere and given up because you had no idea:”

From Sam Missingham: The author paradox
“For the first time this year, our Digital Census survey asked specific questions of authors. Yes, authors, like they’re important. Huh?”

From Adam Hyde: Changing the culture of production
“We must first recognise that 300 years of copyright and a long era of romantic authorship has left us with inadequate tools for engaging in the collaborative process. It is difficult to get beyond our deeply internalised ideas of book production; we find ourselves unwilling to leave behind the romantic notion of single authorship. Collaboration, on the other hand, has an army of derisionists in the wing like Tom Clancy, not to mention the academic and commercial publishing worlds that are invested in devaluing it. Can books really be produced collaboratively and what does the process offer? It is difficult for many of us to answer these basic questions whereas we feel we understand the value and the offer of sole authorship.”

Sources I Check Regularly

I find the posts and articles that I share with you on The Writer’s Edge in many places. But there are a few that provide insightful pieces again and again. Here they are.

The CopyBlogger Blog


Anna DeStefano’s Paper.li Newspapers

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