The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 1/5/18

Jan 5, 2018 | 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. The posts are about the intertwined tasks of reading and writing. Some weeks there are more pointers than others.

This week I’m pointing you to a list of sites with writing advice and articles on using freelance journals in your publicity campaign, and the Alliance of Independent Authors top posts of 2017.

From Writer’s Digest: 20 Sites with Great Writing Advice

“Here, you’ll find our top resources for exceptional writing advice from among the 101 websites for writers featured in Writer’s Digest.”

From Joan Stewart: How to Use Freelance Journalists in a Book Publicity Campaign

“When looking for journalists and reviewers to write about your book, don’t forget about one of the most valuable types of writers that are all too easy to overlook: freelancers.”

From the Alliance of Independent Authors: Top Posts about Writing 2017

“As 2017 draws to a close, Debbie Young, Commissioning Editor of ALLi’s Author Advice Center, looks back at the year’s posts about the craft of writing as a reminder of what we’ve learned and shared.”

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