The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 3/10/17

Mar 10, 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 plain language, writing when you have a day job, and selected tools to make your writing easier and better.

From Michael Wade: Plain Language

“Whenever I hear a speaker use language that is unduly complicated, it sparks several reactions:”

From Jerry Jenkins: 5 Secrets to Writing Despite a Day Job

“Odds are you’re not a full-time writer. Few are. That means you’re writing during pockets of your precious free time, either very early in the morning or at the end of the day.”

From Frances Caballo: Apps, Tools & Plugins for Indie Authors in 2017 – Part 2

“So, let’s take a look at Part 2 which includes social media dashboards, Pinterest extensions, scheduling apps for Instagram, WordPress plugins and editing apps.”

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

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