Advice from the Masters: Raymond Tallis

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Just when you think you’ve had a pretty productive life, you discover someone like Raymond Tallis. Wikipedia describes him as “a philosopher, poet, novelist, cultural critic and a retired medical physician and clinical neuroscientist.” I mean, really, wouldn’t any one of those be enough for most people?  »  Read More

Writing a Book: Not So Fast

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Anyone can do bad work quickly, and that includes writing a book. Once upon a time, that might have worked, but today more and more books are hitting the market and competing for the attention of readers. To stand out from the crowd, you need to write the best book that you can and that takes time. The process of getting  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 9/15/17

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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. The posts are about the  »  Read More

Book recommendations for business leaders: 9/14/17

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Stephen King says that if you want to be a writer, there are two things you must do: read a lot and write a lot. This is about the “read a lot” part. I include reading lists and book reviews that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business. In this post, I point you to reviews of 5  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Helen Sword

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Helen Sword is, among other things, a faculty member at the University of Auckland who, among other things, helps academics write better. I read an interview with her that’s part of Rachel Toor’s “Scholars Talk Writing” series. That led me to her marvelous book, Air & Light & Time & Space: How  »  Read More

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