The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 8/24/18

Aug 24, 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. 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 web’s multitudes that will help you do that. This week I’m pointing you to posts on tools to help you turn out a polished manuscript.

From Amber Lee Starfire: Your Best Writing Year Yet! – Productivity Tools for Writers

“Finding and using tools to help you with your tasks is also important to your productivity. By ‘tool,’ I mean anything that can help you do your work faster and more efficiently, or increase its quality.”

From Jerry Jenkins: ProWritingAid Editing Software Review

“If you’re not yet an accomplished self-editor, a tool like ProWritingAid can help you produce a manuscript you feel confident about submitting to an agent or publisher.”


“The best tools give you an edge. They help you work faster and do your work better. And while built-in spell checkers catch some mistakes, they’re nothing compared to modern alternatives, such as Grammarly, Ginger, ProWritingAid, and Hemingway.”

Here’s a link to my recent post titled: “Writing a Book: What’s the Big Idea?”

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 DeFelippo

Penny Sansevieri

Daphne Gray-Grant

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence

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