Better Writing: Learning from Leonardo

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Leonardo da Vinci was one of the great creative geniuses of all time. In his excellent biography of Leonardo, Walter Isaacson characterizes him as a genius that we can learn from. One of the most important things that we can learn is to get the most from our natural ability to come up with ideas. Leonardo may have been one  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 5/11/18

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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: 5/10/18

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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  »  Read More

Writing a Book: Editing that first draft

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Phew! Your first draft is done, and it was hard work. It was hard work to do the planning necessary to get a good book idea together, and it was hard work to get everything out of your head and into a file in more or less the right order. Take a minute to celebrate. Getting your first draft done is a big achievement, but  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 5/4/18

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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

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