Reflecting on a Work Anniversary

I’ve been the technical editor for agileconnection.com for the past five years. It popped up to my LinkedIn network. Several people congratulated me on my work anniversary. I have learned many things in the past five years: Sometimes, people need...

Writing Workshop Starts on August 24, 2016

I had a great time with my previous version of the Non-Fiction Writing Workshop: Write Non-Fiction to Enhance Your Business and Reputation. I am offering it again, starting this August 24. I added another week, so you have the chance to practice more. I am also...

Four Tips for Pair Writing

I am shepherding an experience report for XP 2016. A shepherd is sort-of like a technical editor. I help the writer(s) tell their story in the best possible way. I enjoy it and I learn from working with the authors to tell their stories. The writers for this...

Four Tips to Writing Better and Faster

A colleague asked me for some tips about writing. With hundreds of articles, blog posts, and 10 books, I know what works for me. I suspect some of these ideas will work for you, too. Tip 1:  Write every day. Write for 15 minutes every day. This practice exercises your...

Want to Write Non-Fiction Better?

If you write as part of your job, I have a new online workshop starting in March. It’s Writing Workshop 1: Write Non-Fiction to Enhance Your Business and Reputation. Here’s the problem I see. You’re a consultant or other entrepreneur. You know you...

Do Teams Gel or Jell?

In my role as technical editor for agileconnection.com, I have the opportunity to read many terrific articles. I also have the opportunity to review and comment on those articles. One such comment is what do teams do? Do they “gel” or do they...