Tag: Writing Tips

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

Writing Better: Learning from Nucor

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Nucor gets a lot of things right Nucor is an impressive company. They’re the largest steelmaker in the United States. They’re also North America’s largest recycler of any material. They’re a pretty creative bunch, too. They’ve been responsible for several major technological breakthroughs, but  »  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

Rewrite and revise until done

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When I handed in the draft of my first book to John, I expected praise. A Hard Lesson “Are you serious?” John had spent only about thirty seconds looking at the manuscript of my first book. He was the editor who hired me to do the job. “Come around here.” He motioned me to his side of the desk. I  »  Read More

Writing a Book: Schedule your writing time

  |   Writing A Book

So much to do, so little time I’ve never had a client with nothing to do but write the book that would enhance their career. They all had tons to do, including work and home life and a little recreation. There were also those little emergencies that you can’t plan for, but which always happen. Finding time to  »  Read More

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