The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 5/25/18

May 25, 2018 | Reading Lists

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 articles and blog posts that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. The posts are about the intertwined tasks of reading and writing. Some weeks there are more pointers than others.

This week I’m pointing you to posts on writing an author bio, easy ways to create graphics for your blog, and Henry Miller’s advice on writing.

From Mish Slade: How To Write An Amazing Author Bio

“When you wrote your Amazon book page, how much thought did you put into the author bio? Did you quickly throw together some random sentences just so you could finish the page and hit ‘publish’?”

From Frances Caballo: Create Social Media Images with Canva and Pablo

“Despite this quirk of mine, I am always drawn to social media images. In fact, I more often gloss over (or not read at all) wordy posts on Facebook and instead jump ahead to the beautiful pictures, funny memes, and short, meaningful quote graphics.”

From Maria Popova: Henry Miller’s 11 Commandments of Writing and His Daily Creative Routine

“After David Ogilvy’s wildly popular 10 tips on writing and a selection of advice from modernity’s greatest writers, here comes some from the prolific writer and painter Henry Miller (December 26, 1891–June 7, 1980)”

Sources I Check Regularly

I find the posts and articles that I share with you on The Writing Edge in many places. But there are a few that provide insightful pieces again and again. Here they are.

Alliance of Independent Authors

Ann Handley

Frances Caballo

Jane Friedman


Jerry Jenkins

Joel Friedlander

Joanna Penn


Michele De Felippo

Penny Sansevieri

Daphne Gray-Grant

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence

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