The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 7/1/16

Jul 1, 2016 | 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 imaging tools, audiobooks, and writing without being preachy.

From Ari Messer: 10 Essential Imaging Tools For Successful Bloggers

“Imaging tools can seem overwhelming to bloggers, especially if your main art is content and writing. The good news is that they don’t have to be. Here are 10 tools you can start using today to make your blog look better while increasing social engagement. To make this list, the apps needed to meet three key criteria.”

From Karen Commins: How Amazon and Audible Are Pushing Audiobooks into the Mainstream

“Those statements are equally true of indie authors who have audiobook editions. However, most people don’t realize that Amazon has systematically acquired companies and, along with its subsidiary Audible, innovated technologies in order to push audiobooks into mainstream entertainment.”

From Jerry Jenkins: How to Write Without Sounding Preachy

“You have something to say—something you desperately want to communicate. You may even believe it comes from on high, that you’re destined to write it for the world to read. Your motives are even right. The earth, society, your town, people will be enriched by reading what you have to say.”

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