Better Writing: 3 Ways to Improve Your Writing When You’re Not Writing

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You can always get better. Whether you’re just starting out writing seriously or whether you’ve been writing for more than half a century, you can always get better. It’s easy. You write and get helpful feedback. You make changes and write some more. Everybody knows that. But, what else can you do? Here are three  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 11/15/19

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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. Even though writing and storytelling and blogging and SEO aren’t your day job, you want to do them better. You need to get the most value you  »  Read More

Book recommendations for business leaders: 11/14/19

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Stephen King says that if you want to be a writer, there are two things you must do: read a lot and write a lot. This is about the “read a lot” part. I include reading lists and book reviews that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business. In this post, I point you to reviews of  »  Read More

How many drafts does it take to finish a book?

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My clients are mostly mid-career experts writing a book anchored in their expertise. They need three or four full drafts before the manuscript is ready to go to a professional editor. But that’s not the whole story. How the Drafts Lay Out For most of the books that I work on, the first draft gets most of the  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 11/8/19

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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. Even though writing and storytelling and blogging and SEO aren’t your day job, you want to do them better. You need to get the most value you  »  Read More

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