The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 2/20/15

Feb 20, 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 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 things you should know about Amazon and tools to help you blog more effectively.

From Becky Robinson: What You Might Not Know About Amazon Book Rankings, Reviews, and Stock

“We’ve now launched more than 40 books in about two and a half years. Here are a few observations I’ve made through my endless Amazon stalking:”

Wally’s Comment: Becky is my go-to expert on launching books. Part of what makes her good at that is that she keeps up with what Amazon is doing.

From Christopher Jan Benitez: Apps to Make Your Blog Writing Suck Less

“But at the very core of good blog writing is correct grammar, spelling, and use of punctuation, not to mention unique content. Worry about these first and everything else will follow.”

Wally’s Comment: I don’t agree with Benitez’ sentiment. I think that correct grammar and usage should be a given on any blog and that you can write simply awful posts with correct punctuation. I also think that this is a good short list of tools that will help you write better and avoid the kind of mistakes that can dilute the power of good content.

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.

The CopyBlogger Blog


Digital Book World

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence