The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 12/18/15

Dec 18, 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 writing a nonfiction book, Joel Friedlander’s answers to five questions on self-publishing success, and telling stories with data.

From Joanna Penn: How to write a non-fiction book: A step-by-step guide

“This article will take you through a step-by-step guide to the process. It starts with thinking about your book and structuring it before diving into the actual writing.”

From Joel Friedlander: 5 Questions on Self-Publishing Success, the Interview

“I was happy to do the interview, and some of the subjects will be of interest to anyone pursuing self-publishing, so I’m pleased to be able to reprint it for you here. Enjoy.”

From Alexandra Samuel: How Content Marketers Can Tell Better Stories with Data

“Content marketers have started to tell stories with data, and best practices are quickly emerging. The first step is to find the story you want to tell: how you approach data collection and analysis will determine what kind of content you’ll be able to develop. Once the story becomes clear, craft your message without letting the data overwhelm it.”

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