8/9/13: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

Aug 9, 2013 | Better Writing

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 boosting your blog traffic, finding an agent, top WordPress plugins, and how Maria Popova writes,

From Jeff Bullas: 57 Ways to Boost Your Blog Traffic
“Using effective tactics that boost your blog traffic is the first step in achieving a variety of goals.”

From Walter Ellis: Agent Hunter – Going for the Killer Agent
“Anyone who has read my self-published book How NOT to Write a Bestseller – An Expert’s Guide will know that I am not a big fan of literary agents. Yet. loath though I am to admit it, even in the digital age authors need representation. Short of a bolt from the blue, which no one can predict and hardly ever happens, it is good agents, allied to good publishers, who project books onto the bestseller lists.”

From Blogging Pro: Top 10 Plugins You Should Always Install on Your WordPress Blog
“These best way to make the most of your blog is to produce high quality content and have the right plugins to get you to where you want to be. Lets explore the Top 10 plugins that you should install on your WordPress blog.”

From Kelton Reid: Here’s How Maria Popova of Brain Pickings Writes
“If you aren’t familiar with the writing of Maria Popova, prolific author of the ‘discovery engine for interestingness’ known as Brain Pickings, you’ve been missing out on some of the most fascinating and heady publishing on the web.”

Becky Robinson is my go-to friend and expert for launching business books. Every week, she publishes a book launch tip on her blog. This week’s tip is “Look Beyond the Numbers.”

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


Digital Book World

Tools of Change for Publishing


Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence