The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 12/24/15

Dec 24, 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 successful self-publishing, finding the spark for blogging ideas, and how to handle criticism from an editor.

From Joanna Penn: Writing Fast & Successful Self-Publishing With Russell Blake

“I’m thrilled to have one of the uber-indies on the show today! Russell Blake is one of the most prolific and successful indie authors and in this show he shares his thoughts on writing fast, maintaining a prolific schedule and staying healthy, plus what it takes to stand out in a crowded market.”

From Jenn Hanson-dePaula: Seven Easy Ways to Find the Spark for Blogging Ideas

“I know I’m not alone in this because we are all busy and wear many hats. We all have so much going on that sometimes the thought of wringing out the creative juices for a blog is the absolute last thing our brain can handle. So I’m going to let you in on my little secret. This is what I do when my creativity is absolutely bone dry and I need some help coming up wit topics for our blog. Here are my seven idea generators:”

From Jerry Jenkins: How to Handle Criticism from an Editor

“I can predict fairly quickly whether or not you’re going to succeed as a writer. All I have to see is how you respond to criticism.”

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