The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 5/19/17

May 19, 2017 | 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 dealing with writer’s block and launching your book successfully.

From Catherine Rice: 7 ways to get over your writer’s block, according to published authors

“To help you get over writer’s block, we’ve gone through some answers from published authors and writers to the question ‘What are some tips to get rid of writer’s block?’ on Quora. Here are 7 of their best tips for overcoming writer’s block”

See my post: “Two Ways to Deal with Writer’s Block

From Frances Caballo: Secrets of Successful Book Launches with Howard VanEs

“In this webinar, as part of my Conversations with Frances series, I interviewed Howard VanEs about successful book launches. A master at selling books, Howard shared some of his best strategies. Here are some notes from our conversation:”

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.

Frances Caballo

Jane Friedman

Jerry Jenkins

Joel Friedlander

Joanna Penn

Melissa G. Wilson

Men with Pens

Merce Cardus


Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence