The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 1/15/16

Jan 15, 2016 | 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 turning your book into a multimedia course and using dictation to write your book.

From Joanna Penn: How to Turn Your Book into a Multimedia Course

“While online education has been popular for years in the online marketing space, it has suddenly boomed in the author world along with other craft and hobby niches. In today’s show, I discuss this shift and how you can easily build your own online courses with Ankur Nagpal from”

From Corina Koch Macleod and Carla Douglas:Dictating a Book? Tips for Editing the First Draft

“Dictation has become a popular method for laying down a first draft. Barbara Cartland and Voltaire did it, James Patterson and Dan Brown are doing it, and popular self-publishing author Joanna Penn is determined to try it. In fact, Cindy Grigg (The Productive Author’s Guide to Dictation) and Monica Leonelle (Dictate Your Book) have written books on the subject so you can try it, too.”

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