This Week’s Posts about Writing: 7/26/14

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Here are my posts about writing this week, along with some posts about writing from others. This week I posted on learning from Nucor, the future of business books, writing a book people will read for a long time and advice from Marcus Buckingham. I’m pointing you posts by Jonathan Berman and Michael Wade, too.

My Posts on Better Writing

Writing Better: Learning from Nucor

Nucor doesn’t get innovation right about half the time. What they do next should be an example for writers.

The Future of Business Books

Peering into the mist to make some guesses about what the future will be like for business authors.

Advice from the Masters: Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham is a great business writer. Here’s some of his advice you can use when you think you have nothing new to say.

How to write a book that people will read for years

If you want people to read your book many years from now, you need to write about things that don’t change.

Posts by Others on Better Writing

From Jonathan Berman: What Writing a Book Taught This Consultant

“Thrilling, terrifying, altogether great. Nine months after publishing my first book, that’s my assessment of the author experience. Now that I’m back in the swing of strategy consulting, I’m finding some of what I learned from the writing process to be useful in client work. I thought I’d share what I’ve learned so far.”

Wally’s Comment: Writing a book should be a great learning experience. This is what one consultant learned from the experience of writing his book.

From Michael Wade: Draft

“Picture your audience. Outline. Review. Scramble to produce the first draft. Don’t edit heavily as you write. Get it done.”

Wally’s Comment: Michael Wade writes a great blog. He’s written a few books. He understands how important it is to get that first draft out of your head so you can do something with it. See my post “Don’t worry about the horse being blind.”

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