The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 11/11/16

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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 articles and blog posts that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. Some weeks there are more pointers than others.

This week I’m pointing you to pieces on the successful author mindset, expert secrets to improve your writing, and the ultimate editing checklist for content marketers.

From Joanna Penn: The Successful Author Mindset with Joanna Penn

“Are you struggling with self-doubt, fear of failure or comparing yourself to other authors? In this interview, Joanna Penn talks about the successful author mindset. (Yes, it’s an interview with me!)”

From Eric Barker: This Is How To Improve Your Writing: 7 Easy Expert Secrets

“Well, let’s not screw around here. We’re gonna get insight from the real experts: uber-bestselling author Stephen King, renowned playwright David Mamet, Harvard professor Steven Pinker, blockbuster screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker, UCLA Film School professor Howard Suber, ‘Family Guy’ writer Andrew Goldberg, and many more.”

Thanks to Smartbrief on Leadership for pointing me to this story

From Benjamin Brandall: The Ultimate Editing Checklist for Content Marketers

“Unless you’re writing instructions or technical copy, writing is a creative process. When writers are in the flow, they work in bursts of energy, hammering out paragraphs without stopping to think about editing.”

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.

Frances Caballo

Jane Friedman

jeffbullas.com

Joel Friedlander

Joanna Penn

Melissa G. Wilson

Men with Pens

Merce Cardus

Problogger

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence

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