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 increasing word count when you’re away from your computer and a great copy checklist.
“So for me, pushing my daily word count is about finding ways to write in between the times when I can actually sit uninterrupted at my laptop. Here are three methods that work for me—and may just work for you, too.”
Wally’s Comment: Three great tips for anyone who writes.
From Aaron Orendorff: The Ultimate Copy Checklist: 51 Questions to Optimize Every Element of Your Online Copy
“Optimizing your own copy is a bit like scaling Mount Everest without a Sherpa. It doesn’t matter if you’re in shape; if you go it alone, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll end up a crumpled human popsicle. Well, help is here. To save you (and your copy!) from a shallow, frosty grave, I’ve put together 51 bottom-line questions that will help optimize every element of your online copy.”
Wally’s Comment: If there is ever a contest for “ultimate” copy checklist, this will surely be, as they say, “in the conversation.” There’s also a poster. Great stuff.
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.