6 Challenges for First-Time Business Book Authors

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Writing a business book is a big project. It takes hard work over months, and perhaps years, to get the job done right. But hard work isn’t the only thing that it takes to write a great business book. There is writing technique and learning how books come together. There will be the discomfort that comes with growing and  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 6/16/17

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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. Some weeks there are more  »  Read More

Book recommendations for business leaders: 6/15/17

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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 50  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Jimmy Breslin

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Jimmy Breslin is one of my writing gods. I’ve never read another writer who could catch the emotional wind so deftly or express rage or sorrow so you felt it in your gut. If you want a sample of how he worked, click through to his column titled “Digging JFK grave was his honor.” I’ve been searching for some of  »  Read More

4 Reasons that People Write Books

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Writing a book is hard. Even if you work with a writing partner, like me, it will disrupt your normal pattern of life for months, if not years. That’s why nobody does it as a lark. The people who talk to me about writing books always have a reason they want to do a book. Here are some of them. Some People Write a Book to  »  Read More

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