Five business writing tips from a best-selling author

[This post originally appeared on Clare Lynch’s blog, goodcopybadcopy]

If you read one book about the financial crisis in 2011 (actually, if you read one book about anything in 2011), make it The Big Short by Michael Lewis.

It reads like a thriller – an unputdownable romp about collateralised debt obligations (CDO) and credit default swaps. Oxymoron? Not in the hands of Lewis, who has a real gift for making the complex compelling.

In January, I heard Lewis speak about the book at his alma mater, the London School of Economics (LSE). When he touched on the writing process, I gleaned five tips for every business writer.

1. Sweat over every word
Like many professional writers, Lewis doesn’t find writing particularly easy …

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