Category: Better Writing

3 Commandments for Writing Time

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Writing time is sacred, so make this your mantra: “Write when it’s time to write.” No matter what the temptation, sit down and write. Write, Don’t Research Set aside separate time for researching. Research can be seductive, luring you in to hours of following links and looking for quotations. You need to do it, but  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Mary Norris

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Mary Norris is the author of Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, so you might reasonably expect the advice you read below to be about grammar and punctuation and all that. Nope. If that’s what you want, read her book, which is chock-full of good advice about punctuation and all. For this post I chose a  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Laini Taylor

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Laini Taylor describes herself as “a writer-artist-daydreamer-nerd-person, and simultaneously a mom-wife-sister-daughter-person” who writes books for “youngish people.” Wikipedia describes her as “an American young adult fantasy author.” In 2012, Publisher’s Weekly interviewed her and  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Bill Taylor

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William C. “Bill” Taylor is a co-founder of Fast Company magazine and the author of several books, most recently, Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways. You can read my review of the book here. He did a short video for HBR titled “Why You Should Read Your Memo Out Loud.”  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 3/3/17

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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

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