Better Writing: Imaginary Writing Isn’t Writing

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E. L. Doctorow did several things in his life, but he’s best known for his semi-historical novels. My favorite is Ragtime. He’s also known for advice he shared in an interview with The New York Times in 1985. Here it is. “The most important lesson I’ve learned is that planning to write is not writing. Outlining  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 9/7/18

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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: 9/6/18

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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

Little Writing Tools that can Make a Big Difference

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A couple of years ago, the fence on one side of our back yard fell over. We hired someone to rebuild it. According to the online service we used, the worker was experienced and capable. When the work was complete, the tops of our fence posts were all slightly different. When I called the worker’s attention to it, he  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 8/31/18

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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. Every week I pick two posts from the  »  Read More

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