The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 5/4/18

May 4, 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 posts on self-publishing resources, long-form storytelling, and editing resources.

From Michele DeFilippo: 10+ Resources for Self Publishing Indie Authors

“Authors often ask us for our favorite self-publishing resources and sources of information for writers. Over the years we’ve accumulated some favorites and in researching this article, came across a few new ones as well. Here’s our list of resources for indie authors. Let us know of your favorites and we’ll add them to the list.”

From Ann Handley: Why Marketers Are Embracing Long-Form Storytelling

“We marketers are always experimenting with new content formats and new vehicles. And lately, the trend is moving toward longer pieces and more fleshed-out, substantive ideas.”

From Val Breit: Editing for Frugal Self-Publishers

“So what can you do to have a professionally edited book without spending thousands of dollars? Here are the best frugal tips for getting a talented editor to polish your book for less money.”

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



Daphne Gray-Grant

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence

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