The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 8/17/18

Aug 17, 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 learning about storytelling and self-editing tools.

From Amber Lee Starfire: What Can We Learn About Storytelling from Blockbuster TV Series?

“Many of these powerful stories are delivered to us in the form of movies and TV series, which have the benefit of theatrical storytelling devices, including music, to shift us emotionally in the desired direction.”

From Karen Conlin: Spellcheck Cannot Save You! Essential Self-Editing Tools

“I’m an editor by trade, but I know that writers do an enormous amount of self-editing. And sure, a lot of that is developmental (moving sections around, deleting scenes, adding scenes, and so on), but a lot of it is also nitty-gritty mechanics, like spelling and punctuation. There’s also a fair amount of grammar and…”

Here’s a link to my recent post titled “Writing a Book: Mine Your Experience to Make Your Book Better

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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