3/29/13: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

Mar 29, 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. Here are some recent blog posts and articles that might help.

This week I’m pointing you to pieces on a blogging template that will help you create better posts more easily, how David Meerman Scott writes, how to do a better job of getting reviews and notice, and tech startup language in the publishing world.

From Michael Hyatt: Use a Blogging Template to Write Posts Faster [Video]
“In this brief video, I share the six-part framework I use to write my own blog posts. This enables me to write faster and with more predictable results.”

From Kelton Reid: Here’s How David Meerman Scott Writes
“Content marketing — at its core — is finding the successful integration of great content and time-tested marketing strategies. International bestselling author and marketing strategist, David Meerman Scott, has made it his mission to help you find that sweet spot.

From Wise Ink: How To Target Beta Readers, Reviewers, and Bloggers [Sample Letters Included]
“Bloggers, even newer ones like Wise Ink, get spammed a lot. And here’s how not to come across as spam:”

From Todd Sattersten: Dangerous ideas from the world of startups
“Dustin Kurtz, marketing manager at Melville House, wrote a piece last week about the incursion of startup vocabulary in the world of book publishing.”

Becky Robinson is my go-to friend and expert for launching business books. Every week, she publishes a book launch tip on her blog. This week’s tip is “Join with Others to Learn Best Practices.

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

Tools of Change for Publishing


Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence