A Writer's Time: Making the Time to Write

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For nearly a decade, thousands of writers?aspiring and professional?have relied on this book, the first to apply time-management principles to the specific needs of writers of fiction, nonfiction, and drama.
Expanding his focus now, Kenneth Atchity adds a substantial new chapter, "Breaking into Show Business," and new material about recapturing the "high" of creativity and maintaining confidence despite setbacks. He shows you how to transform anxiety into "productive elation," ...

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Overview

For nearly a decade, thousands of writers—aspiring and professional—have relied on this book, the first to apply time-management principles to the specific needs of writers of fiction, nonfiction, and drama.
Expanding his focus now, Kenneth Atchity adds a substantial new chapter, "Breaking into Show Business," and new material about recapturing the "high" of creativity and maintaining confidence despite setbacks. He shows you how to transform anxiety into "productive elation," how to separate vision from revision, and how to develop your own writing agenda.
This book, based on his writing seminars, research into dreams and creativity, and film development, is, as the New York Times states, "crammed with the sort of useful advice that it seems to take some people years to learn."

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Carolyn See
“Exhilarating. After reading this, you're going to have to write.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393312638
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 497,953
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth Atchity is a writer, producer, literary manager, and former professor of comparative literature. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2006

    You don't need a Muse, you need 'A Writer's Time'!

    I can't begin to describe how much this book has helped me as a writer. I own several dozen books on writing, but this one really stands out. It taught me how to write without waiting for my Muse and it showed me how to summon my creative thoughts on demand. It is with the help of 'A Writer's Time' that I was able to finish a feature outline in four weeks. It should be mandatory reading for film schools everywhere.

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