Tag: Writing A Book

5 Ways to Do It Wrong

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I tell my clients there’s almost always an array of good solutions to any writing problem. There’s usually many more than one right answer. But there are some very specific ways to get things wrong when you’re writing a book. Here are five of them. Start to prepare to begin to get ready Pondering, planning, or  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 7/25/14

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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

Business authors are in the helping business

  |   Writing A Book

Great business books and what they do Stephen Lynch’s book, Business Execution for Results helps business executives close the gap between strategy and execution. Susan Finerty’s book, Master the Matrix, helps people in complex organizations survive and thrive. Rod Santomassimo’s book, Brokers Who  »  Read More

Happy Birthday Wall Street Journal

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The first edition of the Wall Street Journal was published July 8, 1889 In many ways, the paper was an expanded version of the “Customers’ Afternoon Letters” that Charles Dow had been publishing since 1884. Check out the interactive version of that first issue, and you’ll see that an awful lot looks  »  Read More

Writer’s Concentration Checklist

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Everybody knows that you will write better if you concentrate on your work. But in today’s world, many of us seem to be losing the battle with interruptions. My way of solving this problem is to create a Concentration Checklist that I run through before I start to write. Here it is. People shooed away. Email alerts  »  Read More

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