The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 5/24/19

May 24, 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 writing a novel that won’t ever get published.

From Alli Polin: 10 Lessons Learned From NOT Publishing My First Novel

“We have an obsession with perfection. Look at Facebook or Instagram for two minutes, and you’ll see the best parts of everyone’s life. What you don’t see are the 852 pictures that were not quite right and didn’t make the cut.

One thing you may not know about me is that I’m a novelist. Well, an aspiring novelist; kinda sorta real novelist. Truth is, I did write a novel and am now working on number two even though the first one was never published and likely never will see the light of day again.”

Wally’s Comment: Be sure to read the comments on Alli’s post.

Here’s a link to my recent post titled “Murphy’s Law and the First-Time Business Author.”

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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