The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 6/14/19

Jun 14, 2019 | 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. 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 can from your reading time. That’s why every week I pick the one post from the web’s multitudes that will help you get better. This week I’m pointing you to a post on setting an audacious writing goal.

From Sara Saddington: Chasing Audacious Goals: Dispatches from the End Zone

“I’ve written a bit lately about my (excellent) decision to enroll in a writing workshop at the beginning of this year, and I’m delighted to report that it’s paid off in a big way — a few weeks ago I celebrated the completion of the first draft of my novel.

While my impulse is to talk about all the ways that it’s not that big of a deal — the 2nd draft is going to be a lot of work, I have so many continuity errors to fix, the whole thing needs restructuring — the truth is that it feels like a huge accomplishment. I’m really proud of myself”

Here’s a link to my recent post titled “Will I Write Better if I Write in Longhand?

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.

Ali Luke

Alliance of Independent Authors

Ann Handley

Frances Caballo

Jane Friedman


Jenn dePaula

Jerry Jenkins

Joel Friedlander

Joanna Penn


Michele DeFilippo

Penny Sansevieri

Daphne Gray-Grant

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence

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