12/13/12: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

Dec 13, 2013 | Better Writing

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 pieces that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. This week I’m pointing you to pieces on self-publishing myths, how Elizabeth Gilbert writes, and how to package your knowledge for profit.

From ProBlogger: WARNING: These 4 Self-Publishing Myths Are Keeping You Down
“Too many indie authors buy into the myths and lies that keep them running in circles rather than charging forward into a lucrative self-publishing career.”

From Kelton Reid: Here’s How Elizabeth Gilbert (Bestselling Author of Eat, Pray, Love) Writes
“Very few writers, regardless of their specialty, can claim the honors of a National Book Award nomination, a hat-trick of National Magazine Award nods, and a #1 New York Times Bestseller, all to their credit. Elizabeth Gilbert can.”

From Jeff Bullas: How to Package your Knowledge to Sell on Your Blog
“Today most of us are knowledge workers. It might be in finance, marketing, technology or public relations. Have industry knowledge that is highly valued? Businesses buy expertise and knowledge workers to add value to their businesses. Maybe its time to sit down, outline and unlock that knowledge for your benefit. You may even have a part time hobby and passion that could be bundled up into an online course or ebook to be monetized. Blogs and the ability to self publish is opening up opportunities for ‘you’ to be paid for your knowledge and creativity.”

Sources I Check Regularly

I find the posts and articles that I share with you on The Writer’s Edge in many places. But there are a few that provide insightful pieces again and again. Here they are.

The CopyBlogger Blog


Digital Book World


Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence