- File Size: 595 KB
- Print Length: 30 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: TiceWrites LLC; 1 edition (October 26, 2012)
- Publication Date: October 26, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009XM03SK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #451,986 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
13 Ways to Get the Writing Done Faster: Two pro writers share their secrets (Make a Living Writing) Kindle Edition
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 21 months ago by Maureen Hawes
Outstanding! These writers cover information not found in other books. Thanks to you both!Published 23 months ago by Carolyn
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 on March 12, 2014 by Amazon Customer
A thrown together conversation between two freelance writers who divulged nothing practical. I wanted sound, practical, actionable advice. Read morePublished on December 28, 2013 by Darlene Elizabeth Williams
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 morePublished on August 17, 2013 by Bill McAtee
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 morePublished on April 6, 2013 by georgian
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
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 morePublished on February 9, 2013 by K. McCulloch
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