A Writer's Time: Making the Time to Write

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1995 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 267 pages
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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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Contents

ONE Getting to Know You i
1
TWO How the Mind Works
13
The Elusive
25
Taking Time to Schedule Time
31
Linkage
38
Percolation
44
Telephone Management
50
FOUR Writing in Time
56
Action
110
SIX Publishing in Time
126
SEVEN Myth and Story
163
EIGHT Breaking into Show Business
175
NINE Recapturing Creativity
218
TEN Inspiration
224
Bibliography
239
Index
257

FIVE The Elements of Fiction
97

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About the author (1995)

Kenneth Atchity is a writer, producer, literary manager, and former professor of comparative literature. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

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