The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 7/20/18

Jul 20, 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. Even though writing and storytelling and blogging and SEO aren’t your day job, you want to do them better.

Every week I pick two posts from the web’s multitudes that will help you do that. This week I’m pointing you to posts on

From Katie Heany: You Should Probably Do Your Writing in the Morning

“Writers love to think and talk and write about writing — look at me right now, for example. The main reason we love to do this is in order to avoid the actual writing part. But the other reason we do it is to trade secrets, because there are some strategies that seem to make writing easier or even modestly more enjoyable for people, like setting a reasonable daily word-count goal.”

From Dave Chesson: 6 Steps to Achieving Zen-Like Writer Efficiency

“I’ve dedicated a lot of my writing life to finding the best ways to use writing time as efficiently and effectively as possible. Today I’d like to share my six top recommendations.”

Here’s a link to my recent post: A Chapter Planning Worksheet.

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

Ann Handley

Frances Caballo

Jane Friedman


Jerry Jenkins

Joel Friedlander

Joanna Penn


Michele DeFelippo

Penny Sansevieri

Daphne Gray-Grant

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence

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