Write Faster, Write Better

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Writer's Digest Books, Apr 23, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 256 pages
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Expert advice for writing faster and writing better!

&break;&break;Every writer has felt the pressure of a deadline. Writing is a challenge: there are the problems of getting started, feelings of writer's block, and numerous interruptions lying between you and a finished piece. This book is your guide to getting through that obstacle course with success.

&break;&break;In Write Faster, Write Better, author and editor David A. Fryxell shares his secrets for writing faster while boosting your creativity and the quality of your work. He guides you step-by-step through the writing process to help you create a publishable manuscript in less time. You'll learn how to:

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  • Organize your time, ideas and files&break;
  • Find your focus&break;
  • Develop story-worthy ideas&break;
  • Think like an editor&break;
  • Use smart internet search strategies&break;
  • Pull it all together to beat writer's block&break;
  • Write faster fiction, nonfiction, scripts and humor
&break;&break;Each chapter is full of rich examples to help you put Fryxell's principles into practice. You'll find specific exercises to help you start writing faster in your own work and overcome the challenges you face. Liberate yourself today with the proven techniques found inside Write Faster, Write Better!
 

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Contents

Planning to Write Faster and Better
3
Organizing Your Writing Life
16
The Secret of Structure
33
Finding IdeasFast
47
Thinking Like an Editor
62
Strategies for Research and Interviewing
82
Speedy Research the OldFashioned Way
102
Working the Web
113
Goodbye Writers Block
142
Starting Your Story
159
Writing a First Draft Thats Almost Your Final Draft
178
Writing Fiction Faster and Better
195
How to Finish What You Start
212
From First Draft to Final Draft
228
Essential Web Sites for Writers
246
Index
248

Maximizing Your Interviews
124

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