The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 5/10/19

May 10, 2019 | 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. Even though writing and storytelling and blogging and SEO aren’t your day job, you want to do them better.

You need to get the most value you can from your reading time. That’s why every week I pick the one post from the web’s multitudes that will help you get better. This week I’m pointing you to a post on telling stories.

From Alison Davis: 5 ways to make your corporate story resonate with employees

“Here’s how to craft more poignant, persuasive and memorable messaging that helps staffers find deeper meaning in their work.”

Wally’s Comment: Telling good stories will help you with a lot more than communicating with people who work where you do. It’s easy enough that even a parent can do it. Here’s a link to my post “How to Tell a Story to Your Kids or Your Customers.” You will find pointers to other story structure resources there.

Here’s a link to my recent post titled “Hacks won’t make you a great writer.

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.

Ali Luke

Alliance of Independent Authors

Ann Handley

Frances Caballo

Jane Friedman


Jenn dePaula

Jerry Jenkins

Joel Friedlander

Joanna Penn


Michele DeFilippo

Penny Sansevieri

Daphne Gray-Grant

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence

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