The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 5/8/15

May 8, 2015 | 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 one or two pieces that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. This week I’m pointing you to pieces on copyright infringement, a recommendation of two books about writing from Scott McArthur, and Michael McKinney’s list of new book releases in May 2015.

From Becky Robinson: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

“It wasn’t until a thick envelope arrived in my office via FedEx that the issue of copyright infringement of images came into clear focus for me.”

From Scott D. McArthur: Human Resources, People Development and HR 2.0: Doing is Being

“My preferred method of procrastination (another excuse for not doing what I am supposed to be doing) is reading and because I am writing a book, I’ve read as many good books about writing as I can get my hands (or ears) on. There is a lot of sage advice out there, ranging from Dani Shapiro’s delightful Still Writing to Mark Tredinnick’s instructive Writing Well. For me, two pieces have trumped the lot.”

From Michael McKinney: First Look: Leadership Books for May 2015

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.

The CopyBlogger Blog

Problogger

Digital Book World

jeffbullas.com

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence