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first draft

How To Boil Loads Of Research Down To A First Draft

When you’re writing, it’s easy to become deluged by information, but transforming massive piles of information into a first draft can be simpler than it seems.
write fast

Write Fast, Right Now

Whether you’re on deadline for a client or your laptop battery is clinging to its final dribs of power mid-writing session, when you’re an active writer, chances are, at some point, you will have to write under tight time pressure.
write your memoir

Write Your Memoir In 15 Minutes A Day

As writer and critic Gore Vidal once said, “An autobiography tells the story of a life, while a memoir tells a story from a life.” You can write your memoir in 15 minutes a day.
keep writers motivated

Leave Yourself Something To Return To

There's no one-size-fits-all solution to keep writers motivated, but here’s one strategy that has regularly helped me move my writing forward: every time I sit down to write, I structure the end of my writing session to leave myself something to return to.
flow board

Get Organized: The Art Of A Flow Board

A flow board provides a visual representation of what projects are in the works, where they are in terms of completion, and which need immediate attention.
organizing a novel

Scrivener and My Case Study in Organizing a Novel

Software can inspire and empower its users. Scrivener did both for me and I’m excited to see what this software can do as I head to completion of my novel.
transcription software

Transcription Software Can Be A Huge Time-saver

Interviewing a source can be an exciting part of your research, but the prospect of an hours-long transcription job can be a barrier to starting the writing process. Transcription software might be the answer you're looking for.

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