The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 10/24/14

Oct 24, 2014 | 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 one or two pieces that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. This week I’m pointing you to pieces on increasing word count when you’re away from your computer and a great copy checklist.

From Jessica Strawser: 3 Ways to Increase Your Daily Word Count While Away From Your Computer

“So for me, pushing my daily word count is about finding ways to write in between the times when I can actually sit uninterrupted at my laptop. Here are three methods that work for me—and may just work for you, too.”

Wally’s Comment: Three great tips for anyone who writes.

From Aaron Orendorff: The Ultimate Copy Checklist: 51 Questions to Optimize Every Element of Your Online Copy

“Optimizing your own copy is a bit like scaling Mount Everest without a Sherpa. It doesn’t matter if you’re in shape; if you go it alone, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll end up a crumpled human popsicle. Well, help is here. To save you (and your copy!) from a shallow, frosty grave, I’ve put together 51 bottom-line questions that will help optimize every element of your online copy.”

Wally’s Comment: If there is ever a contest for “ultimate” copy checklist, this will surely be, as they say, “in the conversation.” There’s also a poster. Great stuff.

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

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