The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 1/20/17

Jan 20, 2017 | Reading Lists

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 finding good business stories and capturing ideas.

From Wailin Wong: Finding businesses for The Distance

“One of the questions I get the most is: ‘How do you find your businesses?’ (They are not, as some people assume, Basecamp customers.) I thought it would be fun to go through every podcast episode and tally the different ways I found those companies. These categories are in no order whatsoever (apologies to Noah Lorang) but you get the idea:”

From Michael Wade: The Idea Book

“You know what happens to good ideas if you don’t write them down. No matter how brilliant they may be – how certain you are that they will be carved into your memory – if they are not on paper they disappear.”

Wally’s Comment: You might also like a Michael-Wade-inspired post of mine, “Capturing Your Ideas.”

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