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13 Ways to Get the Writing Done Faster: Two pro writers share their secrets (Make a Living Writing) by [Formichelli, Linda, Tice, Carol]
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  • File Size: 595 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
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  • Publisher: TiceWrites LLC; 1 edition (October 26, 2012)
  • Publication Date: October 26, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009XM03SK
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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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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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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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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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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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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. It was disappointing to realize how little truly helpful advice this book contained. Granted, it's only 99 cents but I've read better.
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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 to avoid that is to try and lay in the subheads or the points and get a sense of how much room I have in each section so then I can write a section, run a quick word count on it, and say, 'I need to trim 100 words out of this. I’ll just do that real quick.'"

There's also a bonus Q&A session at the end.

Highly recommended!
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This ebook was the result of a collaboration between Carol Tice and Linda Formichelli and although it's perfect for any writer, a lot of it deals with practical ways to handle interviews, including scheduling and how to streamline your approach.

The writer is one of my favorite bloggers. She's very personable, always willing to help and has lots of great info. She also interviews and features great writers like Linda Formichelli, Jon Morrow and others.

If you think that you can't make it in the writing world because you don't have a communications degree from Stanford or wherever, think again. Carol has successfully built a thriving business without such a "pedigree" and her honesty and integrity, as well as her fantastic insight are what keep me coming back to her blog.

Thanks ladies, for such a great resource!
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