A Writer's Time: Making the Time to Write
For nearly a decade, thousands of writers--aspiring and professional--have relied on this book, the first to apply time-management principles to the specific needs of writers of fiction, nonfiction, and drama.
Expanding his focus now, Kenneth Atchity adds a substantial new chapter, "Breaking into Show Business," and new material about recapturing the "high" of creativity and maintaining confidence despite setbacks. He shows you how to transform anxiety into "productive elation," how to separate vision from revision, and how to develop your own writing agenda.
This book, based on his writing seminars, research into dreams and creativity, and film development, is, as the New York Times states, "crammed with the sort of useful advice that it seems to take some people years to learn."
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ONE Getting to Know You i
TWO How the Mind Works
Taking Time to Schedule Time
FOUR Writing in Time
SIX Publishing in Time
SEVEN Myth and Story
EIGHT Breaking into Show Business
NINE Recapturing Creativity
FIVE The Elements of Fiction
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