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  • Genre:REFERENCE
  • SubGenre:Writing Skills
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Professional Writer's Success Series
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:71

How to Write Faster Than Anyone Better, and Better Than Anyone Faster

A Practical Guide to More Profitable Word Production

by Kerry Cox

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Overview
Writing for a living is a business. In business, time is money. As a writer, if you’re able to increase your hourly output without sacrificing quality, you’re increasing your potential income. How to Writer Faster Than Anyone Better, and Better Than Anyone Faster by Kerry Cox is a practical, immediately actionable guide for aspiring, semi-professional, and professional writers who want to optimize their $/TSW: Dollars per Time Spent Writing. Using straightforward instruction and real-world examples—including a “workbook” section with practice assignments, many drawn directly from the author’s project log—you’ll learn: • How to schedule your time for maximum writing efficiency • The secrets of Turbo-Editing, so your first draft is as close as possible to your final draft • Why the “Mutt Method” leads to the strongest concepts • How to use rhythm to make your writing “dance” • Why you need to create a Project Blueprint for every job—and what that looks like • How to use a Step Outline to accelerate your writing speed Also, Cox provides a Professional Writer’s Quality Control Clipboard, and gives you an invaluable insider’s look at exactly what a client is looking for when you turn in an assignment. How to Writer Faster Than Anyone Better, and Better Than Anyone Faster helps you become a speedy, dependable, high-quality cog in the production machine, which improves your cost efficiency AND your revenue due to increased demand for your services. Which translates to a richer bottom line for your business.
Description
Writing for a living is a business. In business, time is money. As a writer, if you’re able to increase your hourly output without sacrificing quality, you’re increasing your potential income. How to Writer Faster Than Anyone Better, and Better Than Anyone Faster by Kerry Cox is a practical, immediately actionable guide for aspiring, semi-professional, and professional writers who want to optimize their $/TSW: Dollars per Time Spent Writing. You’ll learn to view each writing assignment as a manufactured “product,” and apply the principles of efficient product production to your output. Practice the methods outlined in this book, and you’ll accelerate your output while at the same time improving your end product. Using straightforward instruction and real-world examples—including a “workbook” section with practice assignments, many drawn directly from his project log—Cox acts as your physical trainer, whipping your production muscles into shape so you can write faster and better than ever before. You’ll learn: • How to schedule your time for maximum writing efficiency • The secrets of Turbo-Editing, so your first draft is as close as possible to your final draft • Why the “Mutt Method” leads to the strongest concepts • How to use rhythm to make your writing “dance” • Why you need to create a Project Blueprint for every job—and what that looks like • How to use a Step Outline to accelerate your writing speed Also, Cox provides a Professional Writer’s Quality Control Clipboard, and gives you an invaluable insider’s look at exactly what a client is looking for when you turn in an assignment. But How to Writer Faster Than Anyone Better, and Better Than Anyone Faster is about more than just enhancing your profit-per-hour equation. It’s about learning a professional survival skill. For today’s writer, ongoing technological innovations in communication bring increased pressure to deliver more quickly. 24/7 connectivity, mobile devices that read huge files, virtual meeting rooms, Skype conference calls and more act to condense any production timeline. The creative process must therefore also be condensed. As a writer, to survive and succeed you have to adapt. Quickly. How to Writer Faster Than Anyone Better, and Better Than Anyone Faster helps you become a speedy, dependable, high-quality cog in the production machine, which improves your cost efficiency AND your revenue due to increased demand for your services. Which translates to a richer bottom line for your business.
About the author
Kerry Cox has been writing faster and better since leaving college before they thought he was done, publishing his first short story in a national men’s magazine at age 21. He is the co-author of two books on screenwriting; was owner/publisher of The Hollywood Scriptwriter newsletter for 11 years; has written well over 100 direct response infomercials and spots; was a newspaper columnist for two years, and spent 20 years in the world of corporate communications as a C-level executive. He is now owner of Walkingbird Creative, providing professional writing services in all forms of media (www.walkingbirdcreative.com ). He lives on a Southern California ranch with his wife, a home-based feral kitten rescue facility, lots of chickens and a few emus.
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