The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 11/27/15

Nov 27, 2015 | 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 articles and blog posts that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. Some weeks there are more pointers than others.

This week I’m pointing you to pieces on defeating writer’s block and why you shouldn’t try to write a best seller.

From BloggingPro: Warning: You’ll Never Experience Writers Block After Using These Tips

“If you’re sick and tired of experiencing it and are looking for proven and tested ways to rid yourself of the dry spell, then you’re in the right place! I will share with you 5 tips that will help you conquer the dreaded writer’s block.”

From Jerry Jenkins: Why I Never Aim for the Bestseller List (and You Shouldn’t Either)

“One privilege of having a series reach what Malcolm Gladwell refers to as ‘the tipping point’ in sales was getting to meet other authors of wildly successful books. Each told me that not only were they as surprised as anyone at the success of their books, but also that such success was the last thing on their minds as they were writing. So what was on their minds?”

Sources I Check Regularly

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

Digital Book World

Frances Caballo

Joel Friedlander

Joanna Penn

Men with Pens

Merce Cardus


Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence