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13 Ways to Get the Writing Done Faster: Two pro writers share their secrets [Kindle Edition]

Linda Formichelli , Carol Tice
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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Book Description

To earn well as a freelance writer, you've got to be able to crank out your assignments. Learn how to speed up the process and get your writing done quickly from Carol Tice of the Make a Living Writing blog and Linda Formichelli of The Renegade Writer.

Product Details

  • File Size: 566 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: TiceWrites LLC; 1 edition (October 26, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009XM03SK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #367,589 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Candid and unusual tips for new writers. November 28, 2012
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As a journalist by training, it was a good read - I understood and recognized the tips they used as journalistic, deadline-driven methods. I'd give it five stars, but most of this information wasn't new to me. Considering at least one of the authors doesn't have a J-school degree, that just ups the wow factor even more. Their experience for working in major markets shows, and there were a couple of new tips I will incorporate into my writing. Quick read, useful info.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Virtual Visit Over Lunch Left Me Satisfied November 30, 2012
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With my busy life, I think twice before committing to social invitations or new books, but I'm glad I said "Yes" to the chance to spend some virtual visiting time with these two successful, experienced journalists. It felt amazingly face-to-face. In keeping with the title, the book respected my time and didn't drag me through pages of introduction or reheated appetizers from other sources of advice. It went right to the main course, a hearty, satisfying spread of practical information to nourish my freelance writing career.

I liked the conversational approach and the presentation of differing viewpoints, since no two writers work in exactly the same way. Whether or not I will end up adopting the authors' methods to the letter, I will certainly try out these suggestions. And they held up a mirror to my own stumbling blocks. I could relate to so much of what was being said about how writers can slow down their own productivity through inefficient habits. I took away many helpful ideas and approaches but probably the greatest benefit was a sense of empowerment. This book offers permission to feel okay about doing what I want when I want, going with my own creative flow, and finding my own path. I learned that some of the firm discipline I've tried to impose on my free-spirited self has actually been counterproductive.

If you want a quick read that is packed full of solid, honest, down-to-earth tips, based on years of experience in the writing life, I highly recommend "13 Ways to Get the Writing Done Faster" as well worth buying. You won't leave the table hungry.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tips for New Writers January 7, 2013
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The authors present good tips for writing faster and minimizing distractions. For those new to writing, it is a thorough list with good explanations and guidance on implementing them. For me it was nothing I hadn't seen before.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple but useful tips for freelance writers November 28, 2012
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Written in simple, down-to-earth language, this e-book offers useful advice for freelance writers. The advice is based on the viewpoints of two highly experienced and well-respected writers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Skimpy, Shallow Advice. Save Your Money. September 30, 2014
By Shelley
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To call this book skimpy and simplistic is an understatement. I don't understand the good reviews at all.
Here's a sampling of the "sage" advice you'll find within:

1. Write what you want to write,
2. Limit your social media time (DUH!)
3. Don't overwrite (DUH! DUH!)
4. Keep your interviews short (DUH). I will never follow this advice. It might save time but I am a seasoned interviewer and most of my interviews
exceed the time limit advised here. I won't compromise on quality to save 10 minutes of time. BAD ADVICE.

This advice is so simplistic it is insulting to anyone above the middle school grade level.
Save your money and spend it on another writing book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definite Key To Making More by Writing Faster January 26, 2013
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I started following the suggestions made in 13 Ways to Get the Writing Done Faster and have found them invaluable. It's truly cut two hours from my writing time in some areas, which opens the day to completing more projects, getting more marketing and research completed, and still having time for myself.

The writing is clear, succinct and to the point. In my opinion this book is a good read for struggling writers, newbies and seasoned writers who need a boost.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a lot on his or her plate and wants to get more done during the day. I especially recommend it for anyone wanting to get ahead and make more money writing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars practical tips for nonfiction writers November 28, 2012
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Based on a podcast the two authors did together, this ebook shares practical tips on how to speed up the writing process. The book is a quick read and contains several good reminders for newer writers. Perhaps one of the most useful pieces is the Q & A at the end, which sometimes provides two distinct perspectives - and some fodder for thought.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners starting out December 30, 2012
By em
Format:Kindle Edition
This e-book reads rather quickly and you could probably read it all in one sitting. It's filled with lots of great tips that are probably more geared toward beginning freelancers. Still, the advice on how to work more efficiently and turn in the best work possible is extremely helpful. At some points, the authors disagree on certain ways of doing things, but they both give you their reasons for approaching them differently and you can still come away with advice you can apply to your own freelance business. Both Carol and Linda are very successful freelancer writers in their own right, so you could definitely learn a thing or two from each of them!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Punch up Your Productivity
Carol Tice and Linda Formichelli have done it again! Great tips for boosting productivity for freelance writers. Easy to implement tips to kick your output to the next level.
Published 4 months ago by Maureen Hawes
2.0 out of 5 stars Common sense. It must have taken a day or two to slap dash this...
The advice was pretty basic. I didn't read any tips that were groundbreaking or unique. Set the bar low and you'll like it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Outstanding! These writers cover information not found in other books. Thanks to you both!
Published 6 months ago by Carolyn
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 Great Tips for Journalists
I found this e-book by Carol and Linda full of useful tips - practical and time-tested.

My favorite is this tip:

"Don't Overwrite - One of the things I do... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Rohi Shetty
5.0 out of 5 stars Carol and Linda have some real gems in this book.
Carol Tice is already a rock star, and now I have to add Linda Formichelli to that list as well. Thanks for a great book that any freelance writer would appreciate.
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Still waiting to hear the secrets
A thrown together conversation between two freelance writers who divulged nothing practical. I wanted sound, practical, actionable advice. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Darlene Elizabeth Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent First Hand Advice for Aspiring Freelance Copy Writers
Carol and Linda share valuable advice on how anyone who is curious enough and hungry enough to earn a nice living as a freelance copy writer can get up and running quickly. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Bill McAtee
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick, Practical and Easy to Read
This book contains practical advice for bloggers, not just freelancers. A fast read, it addresses the scourge of perfectionism in writing and how to work around it. Read more
Published 24 months ago by georgian
5.0 out of 5 stars great
a great product that is useful to everyone. i cannot think of a better product for anyone. a truely wonderful product.
Published on February 19, 2013 by Just Once
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick read with useful tips
This is a useful little book with some great tips from experienced freelance writers. What I particularly liked was the interplay between the two writers, and seeing that where... Read more
Published on February 9, 2013 by K. McCulloch
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More About the Author

Hi there -- thanks for checking out my Amazon author page.

I am a longtime freelance writer and writing-business coach. I help other writers grow their income on my Make a Living Writing blog at, and in my community, Freelance Writers Den (

My newest ebook for writers is 13 Ways to Get the Writing Done Faster: 2 Freelance Writing Pros Share Their Secrets, co-authored with my pal Linda Formichelli of The Renegade Writer.

I've been writing business and finance topics for roughly 20 years. And I still love it! My first co-authored print book, How They Started: How 25 Good Ideas Became Great Companies, was published in May 2012.

I am also featured in another edition of the book, How They Started: Digital. My first solo-authored book, The Pocket Guide to Starting Your Business on a Shoestring, came out in July 2013 from Skyhorse/Allworth Press.

I'm featured in The Writers Market 2013 and 2014, now on sale.

Places I've written for include Entrepreneur, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Seattle Magazine, the Seattle Times, Puget Sound Business Journal, and many more.

Corporate clients have included Costco, American Express, Dun & Bradstreet and Lending Tree.

Online, I've appeared on Copyblogger,, Problogger, WritetoDone, DIYThemes, Freelance Switch, and many more.


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