The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 5/6/16

May 6, 2016 | Everything Else

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 marketing your book, learning to write, and video tools for you blog.

From Jenn Hanson-dePaula: 50 Effective Ways To Market Your Book Without Going Crazy

“The following six elements are essential to every author’s marketing plan – these are the foundational steps on which you build everything else. They are also steps that you can get started with your book marketing before your book is finished.”

From Pamela Wilson: Why Learning to Write Is the Toughest and Best Thing You’ll Do

“Today, we’re going to cover what writing well really looks like and why it might be the hardest and best skill you’ll ever master. It’s the gift that keeps on giving: read on to learn why.”

From BloggingPro: Top Video Tools for Your Blog

“If you still haven’t incorporated videos in your content strategy, then you’re missing out. To help you get started, here are five of the top video tools that you should use this 2016:”

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