The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 11/13/15

Nov 13, 2015 | Writing A Book

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 getting ready for the edit, dictating your book, and finishing your book.

From Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas: Getting Ready for an Edit: How to Help Your Editor and Save Money

“Below are four things you can do to get your book manuscript ready for your editor. Some of these tasks are on our list of editing pet peeves, mostly because they’re not the best use of an editor’s time. All are within reach of a writer’s abilities.”

From Joanna Penn: How To Dictate Your Book With Monica Leonelle

“Monica Leonelle is the author of New Adult and fantasy fiction as well as the Growth Hacking for Storytellers series of non-fiction books. These include Write Better, Faster and also Dictate your Book, which we’re talking about today. You can listen above or on iTunes or Stitcher, watch the video here or read the notes and links below. Here are the highlights and full transcript below.”

From Jerry Jenkins: How to Finish a Book: 3 Qualities of Writers Who Finally Get ‘er Done

“If there’s anything harder than starting your book, it’s finishing, right?”

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.

Digital Book World

Frances Caballo

Joel Friedlander

Joanna Penn

Men with Pens

Merce Cardus


Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence