The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 10/10/14

Oct 10, 2014 | 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. Every week I point you to one or two pieces that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. This week I’m pointing you to pieces on the maturation of self-publishing and a storytelling refresher.

From Digital Book World: Self-Publishing Maturing, Up 17% Last Year in the U.S.

“The self-publishing market is entering a new stage of maturity after an initial boom several years ago, according to Bowker’s latest analysis of ISBN registrations in the U.S. from 2008 through 2013.”

Wally’s Comment: We don’t really need this confirmation, but it’s nice to have.

From JD Schramm: A Refresher on Storytelling 101

“At bedtime, I tell stories to my godchildren, Anna and Noah, when their parents invite me to care for them. Their capacity for stories amazes me. They beg for “just one more” and then “just one more.” It seems we are wired to enjoy a well-told story.”

Wally’s Comment: Good stories, well told, can help make a great book.

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

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence