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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.
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Panic For Fun And Profit: Submission Deadlines And My Book Series

Maybe you don’t need panic-induced adrenaline to write, but I do. That's why my agent's submission deadlines were the best thing for my book series.

How to Write a Book in Six Weeks (and Live to Tell About It)

[Note: This post was written by guest contributor Beth Hayden, a social media expert and author of Pinfluence: The Complete Guide to Marketing Your Business with Pinterest.]

When I was writing a proposal for my recent book on Pinterest marketing for John Wiley and Sons, my prospective editor asked how quickly I might be able to write the manuscript.

I thought it over and came up with my most aggressive possible timetable: four months. In reply, the editor asked, “Could you do it in six weeks?” “Six weeks? To write a whole BOOK?” I thought. “Is she insane?” But if the editor of a major publishing house wants to give you a book deal — and you won’t get the contract unless you agree to a ridiculously tight timeline — you say yes. And then you figure out how to write a book in six weeks. So that’s exactly what I did. How did I write 35,000 words in six weeks? Read on for my best tips on writing under incredibly short deadlines.

The 12-Step Cure for Writer’s Block, Pt. 1: Don’t Be Married to Results

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Franklin Roosevelt helped launch his presidency with those words. He was, of course, talking about measures the United States needed to take in order to...
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A Writer’s Timeline – Tips for Setting Deadlines

Setting deadlines is one of the best ways to make a clear plan for your writing goals, and one necessity when it comes to an author’s discipline.

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