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“How To Be A Writer Who Writes” – Strategies and Tactics to Start and Finish Your Book or Script!

How To Be A Writer Who Writes

“YOU WANNA WRITE? READ THIS” – Marc Weingarten (author of “The Gang That Wouldn’t Write Straight”)

“INFINITELY PRACTICAL” – Terri Jentz (author of “Strange Piece of Paradise”)

“WITTY, WISE AND VITAL!” – Mel Shapiro (Distinguished professor, UCLA (emeritus) and author of “An Actor Performs” and “The Director’s Companion”)

“INVALUABLE ADVICE!” – Jillian Lauren (author of the NY Times bestseller “Some Girls: My Life in a Harem”)

Get it on Kindle from Amazon. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the free program here.

How To Be A Writer Who Writes” focuses on the internal creative process that’s essential for any writing project. It offers hundreds of practical techniques road-tested over years in workshops and working with clients one-on-one – and offers solutions if you get stuck anywhere along the way.

“How To Be A Writer Who Writes” includes specific practical advice including…

PHASE 1: GATHERING

  • 7 Guidelines for Exploratory Writing
  • 11 Things That Can Increase Your Productivity
  • 7 Ways to Generate Material Without Having to Stare at a Blank Page/Screen
  • 6 Reasons You Haven’t Finished More Projects
  • 5 or 6 Ways to Quiet the Negative Voices in Your Head
  • 2 Good Reasons to Procrastinate
  • 11 Ways of Writing Without Writing

PHASE 2: PLANNING

  • 6 Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Project
  • 8 Ways to Grow Your Project
  • 7 Ways to Use Visual Elements in Your Project
  • 6 Reasons to Pitch Your Project Before You Write a Rough Draft
  • 5 Ways to Work on Character
  • 11 Stories That Almost Always Work
  • 5½ Ways to Outline a Writing Project

PHASE 3: ROUGH DRAFTS

  • 6 Ways to Make a Deadline Meaningful
  • 7 Steps To An Effective Writer’s Diet
  • 4 Ways to Prevent/Limit/Offset/Heal the Physical Pain of Writing
  • 8 Decisions You DON’T Have to Make in a Rough Draft
  • 12 Things To Do If You Stall in the Middle of a Rough Draft
  • 19 Ways to Increase Your Drafting Productivity
  • 5 Tactics to Use When You Absolutely Have To Finish Your Draft

PHASE 4: REVISING

  • 9 Rules for Getting Feedback
  • 4 Different Kinds of Rewrites
  • 4 Counter-Intuitive Ways to Stimulate to Creativity
  • 13 Things to Cut
  • 3 Essential Building Blocks for Any Scene

PHASE 5: RELEASING

  • 4 Reasons Not to Beat Yourself Up If You Aren’t Releasing Your Project Into the World
  • 8 Things You Probably Need To Interest An Agent, Publisher, Manager and/or Producer In Your Project
  • 10 Things You Can Do To Sell Your Own Project

…And much more!

Get it on Kindle from Amazon. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the free program here.

5 comments on ““How To Be A Writer Who Writes” – Strategies and Tactics to Start and Finish Your Book or Script!

  1. Pingback: 12 Things That Can Increase Your Productivity « THE OTHER NETWORK WRITER'S ROOM

  2. Heidi Haaland
    January 20, 2013

    Hello! I just purchased the PDF via PayPal. Will you be sending the download link via email or is it elsewhere? Thanks!

  3. therealpower
    January 30, 2013

    Hi Greg,

    I just posted this on The Other Network’s Facebook page:

    “I’m a writer who loves Sex and the City. I have a blog here where I have written a few posts about things like dating, talking to women, how to “out-play a player”, and secrets of seduction. I would love to help write the next Sex and the City movie, if there is one, or even a future season of the show if it ever comes back. I think I would be a great writer for the show!

    Cheers,

    Jed Kemsley”

    I would love to get involved with working with SATC. Do you have a contact for Michael Patrick King?

    Cheers,

    Jed

    • gregorymilleris
      February 9, 2013

      Good luck getting to Michael. He’s currently EP on “2 Broke Girls”. No plans for future SATC that I’m aware of, but best luck with your writing.

      Best,
      Greg

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