The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 1/26/18

Jan 26, 2018 | Reading Lists

From Brian Fanzo: Artificial Intelligence & AR/VR Will Transform Storytelling

“A story is powerful because it relates to the audience and allows the audience to put themselves not only in the shoes of the story and the storyteller but oftentimes allows them to feel part of the story. Augmented reality, virtual reality and the adoption of artificial intelligence will soon allow the audience to truly put on the shoes in the story and interact with emotion and dynamic feelings transforming how we experience digital stories.”

Thanks to Jesse Lyn Stoner for pointing me to this post.

From Carla King: Use Beta Readers to Perfect Your Story and Cultivate Fans

“Beta publishing and working with beta readers are fantastic ways to cultivate fans and market your book and you can start before it’s even half finished. Beta publishing is pre-publishing or publishing ‘small,’ before you go ‘big.’ by distributing your final book to online retailers, bookstores, and libraries.”

From Debbie Young: How and Why to Use Both CreateSpace and Ingram Spark to Self-publish Print Books

“Top tips for indie authors on how to self-publish print books without hitches or glitches via ALLi’s recommended combination of IngramSpark and CreateSpace.”

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.

Alliance of Independent Authors

Frances Caballo

Jane Friedman

Jerry Jenkins

Joel Friedlander

Joanna Penn

Melissa G. Wilson

Men with Pens

Merce Cardus


Daphne Gray-Grant

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence