The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 6/16/17

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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 research to do before you write a book proposal, using stories to explain data, and launching a nonfiction book.

From Jane Friedman: 5 Research Steps Before Writing Your Book Proposal

“Writing a nonfiction book proposal—a good one—requires not only sharp clarity about your idea, but also how that idea, in book form, is relevant and unique in today’s market. You’ll have a much easier time writing your proposal if you take time to conduct market research beforehand.”

From Christine O’Connell: Use the proven power of stories to explain science and data

“To effectively communicate science — or anything, really — you need to know two things: your audience and your goal. To make your findings stick, tell a story.”

From Joanna Penn: Changes In The Publishing Industry And Launching Non-Fiction Books With Dan Blank

“Is the author platform still a necessity in an age of paid advertising? What has changed in the last few years of publishing? I discuss these questions and more with Dan Blank in today’s show.”

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

jeffbullas.com

Jerry Jenkins

Joel Friedlander

Joanna Penn

Melissa G. Wilson

Men with Pens

Merce Cardus

Problogger

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence

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