The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 8/31/18

Aug 31, 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 the curse of knowledge and becoming a better reader.

From Jane Friedman: Nonfiction Writers: Beware the Curse of Knowledge

“Today’s guest post is excerpted from Writing to Be Understood by Anne Janzer (@AnneJanzer) a professional writer who has worked with more than one hundred technology companies, writing in the voice of countless brands and corporate executives.”

From Rebecca Temsen: How to Become A Better Reader and Read More Books

“Reading is a daily mental exercise which maintains mental focus, cohesion, imagination. In this article, we’ll go through the proven steps to improve yourself as a reader, and how to develop your scope so you can read more books.”

Here’s a link to my recent post on “Two Creativity Two-Steps.

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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