Category: Better Writing

4 Things you can do to write better right away

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If you want to succeed in business or in life, writing well is one of the skills you need to master. There are many ways to improve your writing, but here are four powerful things that my coaching clients usually aren’t doing. They’re easy to do and they will make a big difference in the quality of your writing. Get  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Jack Hart

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Jack Hart knows a thing or two about writing. He’s written books and articles. He’s been the Oregonian’s managing editor, training editor, and writing coach. And, oh yes, he has a PhD in Journalism. That’s impressive, but for me the man’s most important credential is that he wrote the book Storycraft: The  »  Read More

A 5-step process for writing anything important

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Writing well can give you an edge in business and in life but, let’s face it, not all writing is equally important. You don’t have to think a lot about dashing off that email about where to go for lunch or thanking someone for a favor. On the other hand, if you want to move the needle on a project, you need to be able  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 5/19/17

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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. Some weeks there are more  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Richard Thaler

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For a long time, I thought that economists were philosophers who thought about money. Then they got a case of physics envy. Before they had been boring and unrealistic in words, but now they began use mathematics as well. In 1969, they even came up with their own “Nobel” prize, even though neither Alfred Nobel or his  »  Read More

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