Book recommendations for business leaders: 4/11/19

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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

Don’t Write like a Writer

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Elmore Leonard was one of the most successful writers of our time. He wrote Westerns and detective fiction. He wrote novels and short stories and screenplays. And he wrote his “10 Rules for Writing.” Read his tips for common sense advice about how to write stuff that people read. After he lists his 10 rules for  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 4/5/19

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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: 4/4/19

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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

Writing Better: Analyze your successes and failures

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Laurence Olivier was one of history’s great Shakespearian actors. Hamlet was one of his signature roles. On this night, he was giving one of his greatest performances ever. When it was over, his friends rushed backstage to greet him and congratulate him. They were stunned to find Olivier sitting in a chair with tears  »  Read More

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