The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 10/14/16

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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 why you’re not writing and insights from five years as a successful author-entrepreneur

From Jerry Jenkins: One Reason You Haven’t Finished Your Book Yet

“Let me be clear: This post is not intended to discourage you. But I do want to shine a light on one of the most confidence-crushing problems keeping you from your keyboard”

From Joanna Penn: Lessons Learned From 5 Years As An Author Entrepreneur

“Five years ago, in September 2011, I left my day job to become a full-time author entrepreneur. Every year since, I have posted a round-up of my lessons learned and things have definitely changed along the way! It’s interesting how the challenges are different at each level and of course, the goals keep moving as I progress.”

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

Joel Friedlander

Joanna Penn

Melissa G. Wilson

Men with Pens

Merce Cardus

Problogger

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence

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