The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 4/14/17

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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 pointers than others.

This week I’m pointing you to pieces on publishing scams and storytelling at work.

From Joel Friedlander: Beware of Sharks in Publisher’s Clothing

“Tate Publishing bit the dust and formally closed its doors on January 24, 2017. There are millions of dollars in lawsuits including one from Lightning Source (that’s Ingram) for over $1.8 million. In February, a default judgment was entered against Tate when its owners did a no-show in court. I can’t even imagine the number of authors and books who have been damaged.”

From Michael Graber: Storytelling, the Brain & Work Culture

“I love the quote by the poet Muriel Rukeyser that says ‘The universe is made of stories, not atoms.’ Humans live for stories. We learn from stories at home, school, from friends, and also very compellingly at work.”

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

Joel Friedlander

Joanna Penn

Melissa G. Wilson

Men with Pens

Merce Cardus


Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence

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