The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 8/11/17

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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. The posts are about the intertwined tasks of reading and writing. Some weeks there are more pointers than others.

This week I’m pointing you to lists of web tools and services, WordPress plug-ins, and business tools for writers.

From BloggingPro: The Best 21 Web Tools & Services in 2017

“We continue our series of showcases that contain the best web tools and services. This one contains the best of the best WordPress themes, plugins for signing online documents and contracts, website builder and many others. These solutions were compared with many others and have better functionalities, are faster, more secure and are budget friendly.”

From Jane Friedman: The WordPress Plugins I Can’t Live Without

“As every WordPress site owner knows (at least those of you who self-host), plugins are one of the most wonderful and useful things about WordPress. Much of the functionality you need, someone else needs, too—which means there’s probably a plugin that provides it, without you having to hire additional help or learn how to change the WordPress code.”

From Daphne Gray-Grant: 9 business tools I adore (and you might, too)

“Are you looking for business tool recommendations? Here are nine tried-and-true options that make a big difference to my working life every day of the week….”

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

Frances Caballo

Jane Friedman

Jerry Jenkins

Joel Friedlander

Joanna Penn

Melissa G. Wilson

Men with Pens

Merce Cardus


Daphne Gray-Grant

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence

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