The Efficient Writer

Author: Sara Rosett
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519395979
Format: PDF, ePub
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Having trouble finding the time to write? Discover the tricks behind accomplishing more writing in less time! Does your valuable writing time always seem to slip away? Have you failed to hit your word count goal for days, weeks, or months at a time? Let experienced novelist Sara Rosett show you the tips that helped her complete 17 books! While each author's book is unique, every writing project has a laundry list of routine (and mundane) tasks that absolutely must get done. Through trial and error, Rosett has found dozens of time-saving tips, tools, and templates during her 15-year career. For the first time, you can get your hands on her best practices for writing productivity. In The Efficient Writer, you'll discover: How to schedule your time effectively so you can write more words per day How to research quickly so you can start that first draft right away How a series of templates can streamline your writing routine and help you keep track of details, schedules, and word count How to manage social media in less time And much, much more! Rosett's simple but effective book can save you precious minutes each day. As the minutes add up to hours, you'll be able to spend more time on what you love most: writing. Buy Rosett's book now and you'll get a helpful guide with over 50 resources, templates, checklists, and spreadsheets. Unlock your true author potential with Rosett's easy-to-follow guide today!

Writer s Doubt

Author: Bryan Hutchinson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515230892
Format: PDF, Mobi
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All writers doubt their ability. But Bryan Hutchinson's story shows doubt and fear don't have to define your writing future. In this part-memoir, part kick-in-the-pants, Bryan will show you how to live out your passion, write a book, and become an author, no matter if the so-called "experts" tell you that you can't.

The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction

Author: C S Lakin
Publisher: Ubiquitous Press
ISBN: 9780991389476
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction takes the mystery out of building a solid story and shows you how to go from idea to complete novel in practical, easy-to-understand steps. Build smart! Over and over, struggling writers make the same fatal mistakes in their manuscripts. Even writers who have studied all the best writing craft books and taken workshops and followed writers' blogs still don't get the structure. Truth is, a lot of writers believe they can write a novel without taking time to learn the nuts and bolts of novel construction. Just as with building a house, writers need to adeptly wield the proper tools and materials, and follow structurally sound rules if they hope to "build a novel." Build strong! Smart writers will take the time to learn how to structure strong pillars that will hold up their novels. This new comprehensive writing craft book clearly lays out just how to build each essential pillar so it can carry the weight of your story. Without such foundational support, collapse is inevitable. There are 12 key pillars of novel construction, and if any of these pillars is weak, made of faulty materials, it will compromise the integrity of your novel. Build a novel that will stand up to scrutiny and thrill readers! Inside, you'll learn: what the four primary support pillars are, and why and how you need to build those first, before tackling any other components in your novel. how to determine if an idea has the potential to become a riveting concept with a kicker, and how to transform that idea into a stunning concept. what high stakes is really all about and how to ensure your novel is exploding with them. the secret to creating a riveting protagonist, and the two goals he needs to be pursuing. what tension really is and how to ramp it up in your novel. the key to portraying evocative settings and how to come up with them. 7 important tips to creating believable dialog. what voice is, and how it differs from writing style. ways to brainstorm ideas for plot, themes, motifs, setting, and rich characters through asking a series of questions that will take you deep below the surface of your story. what the difference is between theme and motif, and why both are essential. Ideas and instructions on how to mind map your characters, plot, settings, themes-all the important elements of your story-and integrate them into your 12 pillars. In addition, you'll get 12 comprehensive "inspection checklists," each with 12 sets of deep, thought-provoking questions meant to ensure your pillars are truly strong enough to hold the weight of your story. You need to pass every inspection! Don't waste time trying to guess at novel structure. By using this concise, detailed blueprint, you can be sure you'll end up with a terrific novel-every time! The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction is part of The Writer's Toolbox Series of writing craft books for novelists. Be sure to get all of the books so you'll have your toolbox filled to the brim with the tools you need to write novels that readers will rave about!

Journal Your Writing Dreams to Life

Author: Jennifer Blanchard
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542342810
Format: PDF, ePub
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TRANSFORM YOUR WRITING LIFE IN 10 MINUTES A DAY What if you could use the power of the written word to create the writing life you've always dreamed of having? What if a simple practice you may already be doing could be tweaked to give you infinite possibilities and choices? In this book, best-selling author, Jennifer Blanchard, walks you step-by-step through the daily journaling practice that has transformed her from a procrastinating writer into an Amazon best-selling author with 10+ books, who sells thousands of copies a month, and is having a massive impact on other writers lives. In this book you'll learn: > The 10-minute journaling practice that can help you manifest whatever you want > Why you shouldn't just use any old pen and notebook to journal > How to "feel" your way to your dream writing life > Two phrases that will skyrocket your manifesting power > The journaling no-no you should never, ever, ever do > How to turn your daily journaling practice into a habit with ease > How to kill off Resistance to doing your journaling before it takes you down > Three tools that can increase how fast you manifest the things you're asking for > The A-word that you can't manifest your dream life without Buy this book NOW to totally transform your life in only 10 minutes a day.

The Artist s Way Morning Pages Journal

Author: Julia Cameron
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143129414
Format: PDF, Docs
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Elegantly repackaged, The Morning Pages Journal is one of The Artist's Way's most effective tools for cultivating creativity, personal growth, and change. Now more compact and featuring spiral binding to make for easier use, these Morning Pages invite you to do three pages daily of longhand writing, strictly stream-of-consciousness, which provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize, and synchronize the day at hand. This daily writing, coupled with the twelve-week program outlined in The Artist's Way, will help you discover and recover your personal creativity, artistic confidence, and productivity. The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal includes an introduction by Julia Cameron, complete instructions on how to use the Morning Pages and benefit fully from their daily use, and inspiring quotations that will guide you through the process.

Getting Things Done

Author: David Allen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698161866
Format: PDF, ePub
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"The Bible of business and personal productivity" —Lifehack "A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'"—Fast Company Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Now Habit

Author: Neil Fiore
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440684951
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Learn how to overcome procrastination and enjoy guilt-free play! One of the most effective programs to combat procrastination, THE NOW HABIT has sold over 100,000 copies, has been translated into 11 languages, and is now revised and updated. Featuring a new introduction and a new section providing strategies to understand and deal with the role technology plays in procrastination today, THE NOW HABIT offers a comprehensive plan to help readers lower their stress and increase their time to enjoy guilt-free play. Dr. Fiore’s techniques will help any busy person start tasks sooner and accomplish them more quickly, without the anxiety brought on by the negative habits of procrastination and perfectionism.

The Miracle Morning

Author: Hal Elrod
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780979019715
Format: PDF
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What's being widely regarded as "one of the most life changing books ever written" may be the simplest approach to achieving everything you've ever wanted, and faster than you ever thought possible. What if you could wake up tomorrow and any-or EVERY-area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? The Miracle Morning is already transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world by showing them how to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS to take your life to the next level. It's been right here in front of us all along, but this book has finally brought it to life. Are you ready? The next chapter of YOUR life-the most extraordinary life you've ever imagined-is about to begin. It's time to WAKE UP to your full potential...

Daily Rituals

Author: Mason Currey
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307273601
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From Beethoven and Kafka to George Sand, Picasso and Agatha Christie, this compilation of letters, diaries and interviews reveals the profound fusion of discipline and dissipation through which the artistic temperament is allowed to evolve, recharge and emerge. 20,000 first printing.

Smarter Faster Better

Author: Charles Duhigg
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 067964542X
Format: PDF, ePub
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity, and why managing how you think is more important than what you think—with an appendix of real-world lessons to apply to your life. At the core of Smarter Faster Better are eight key productivity concepts—from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making—that explain why some people and companies get so much done. Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics—as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, FBI agents, airplane pilots, and Broadway songwriters—this painstakingly researched book explains that the most productive people, companies, and organizations don’t merely act differently. They view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways. A young woman drops out of a PhD program and starts playing poker. By training herself to envision contradictory futures, she learns to anticipate her opponents’ missteps—and becomes one of the most successful players in the world. A group of data scientists at Google embark on a four-year study of how the best teams function, and find that how a group interacts is more important than who is in the group—a principle, it turns out, that also helps explain why Saturday Night Live became a hit. A Marine Corps general, faced with low morale among recruits, reimagines boot camp—and discovers that instilling a “bias toward action” can turn even the most directionless teenagers into self-motivating achievers. The filmmakers behind Disney’s Frozen are nearly out of time and on the brink of catastrophe—until they shake up their team in just the right way, spurring a creative breakthrough that leads to one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. What do these people have in common? They know that productivity relies on making certain choices. The way we frame our daily decisions; the big ambitions we embrace and the easy goals we ignore; the cultures we establish as leaders to drive innovation; the way we interact with data: These are the things that separate the merely busy from the genuinely productive. In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do. In Smarter Faster Better, he applies the same relentless curiosity, deep reporting, and rich storytelling to explain how we can improve at the things we do. It’s a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity, one that can help anyone learn to succeed with less stress and struggle, and to get more done without sacrificing what we care about most—to become smarter, faster, and better at everything we do. Praise for Smarter Faster Better “A pleasure to read . . . Duhigg’s skill as a storyteller makes his book so engaging to read.”—The New York Times Book Review “Not only will Smarter Faster Better make you more efficient if you heed its tips, it will also save you the effort of reading many productivity books dedicated to the ideas inside.”—Bloomberg Businessweek “Duhigg pairs relatable anecdotes with the research behind why some people and businesses are not as efficient as others.”—Chicago Tribune “The book covers a lot of ground through meticulous reporting and deft analysis, presenting a wide range of case studies . . . with insights that apply to the rest of us.”—The Wall Street Journal