The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 4/17/15

Apr 17, 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 learning from the experience of Ann Weisgarber and allowing time to review and think.

From Adrienne Crezo: 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Ann Weisgarber

“Ann Weisgarber is the author of The Promise and The Personal History of Rachel DuPree. The Promise was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, was the first finalist for the Spur Award for Best Western Historical Fiction, and was a finalist for the Ohioana Book Award for Fiction. Ann serves on the selection committee for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction. She is currently working on her next novel, which takes place in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, during the winter of 1888.”

Wally’s Comment: I think that you can always learn from other people’s experience and opinions so I love this series.

From Michael Wade: Review-and-Think Day

“So today was a review-and-think day. What is fun about the process is that past projects come to mind. Thoughts drift in and you greet them like old friends.”

Wally’s Comment: This is an excellent description of what happens when you allow your writing to rest. It’s also slightly different from what I do, so I’m going to try 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.

The CopyBlogger Blog


Digital Book World

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence