Here are my posts about writing this week, along with some posts about writing from others. This week there are posts on about being a “real” writer, how writing a book is a team event and undoing the damage of English class. There were also posts about a funeral for a very special person, cleaning up jargon and the future of books.
Posts of Mine
Several decades ago, I learned that most of the people you meet will define “writer” based on a common image or their own experience.
In the popular imagination, the writer labors in isolation. But writing a business book is a team event.
Our English teachers taught us a lot of important things. Unfortunately, how to write for business wasn’t one of them.
On Thursday there was no regular post because I was attending the funeral for a very special person. Here’s a post about her.
Emma wasn’t famous. She wasn’t the kind of person the world celebrates. But she touched a lot of lives with a lot of love.
Posts by Others
“Format shift doesn’t always work as you’d imagine. It is an interesting quirk of publishing history that when paperbacks began to drive the market in the 1970s and 80s, they were often published by specialist publishers unrelated to the publisher of the hardback edition. These paperback publishers licensed the rights off the hardback publisher–and only over time did these publishers get consumed into the bigger houses, and authors accept the inevitable verticalization of their output, whereby their primary publisher became their only publisher across all formats.”
“To help you on your writing journey here is my third and final installment on keeping it simple. Here are 50 useless, senseless and pretentious business words and phrases, along with recommended replacements”