Tag: Stories

5/9/14: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

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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. Every week I point you to one or two pieces that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. This week I’m pointing you to  »  Read More

4/25/14: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

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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. Every week I point you to one or two pieces that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. This week I’m pointing you to  »  Read More

Story Structures

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Star Wars is a great story. Part of the reason is that George Lucas used a proven story structure, the Hero’s Journey, as a guide. Call them plots or patterns or whatever you choose, proven story structures have made stories and storytellers better since Ancient Times. Two ways to use story structures Use a proven  »  Read More

Book Recommendation: The Story Factor

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If you intend to write a great business book or craft memorable blog posts, you need storytelling in your toolkit. Most of the books about storytelling fall into one of two groups. Some books are about storytelling as an art form. If you want to win storytelling competitions, then these are for you. But if you want to tell  »  Read More

Storytelling Tips

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We love stories. We love to hear them. We know that stories make our writing better. But many people have trouble telling stories. Here are some tips to help. They won’t all work for you, but they’re all worth a try. The storytelling goal Tell your story in writing the same way you’d tell it to a friend  »  Read More

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