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How to Write Fast (While Writing Well)

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This guide to writing faster and better helps writers see what makes a story, then what it takes to research and write one. Also shows step-by-step how to cut wasted time.
Hardcover, 198 pages
Published March 18th 1993 by Writer's Digest Books (first published October 1992)
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An excellent guide to the business of organizing and executing - very GTD-esque in its way. The star loss is purely from his emphasis on using the library for all information purposes - the Internet is relegated to an appendix. That's not Fryxell's fault, per se, since he did write this in 1992 - it's just remarkably dated.

This particular book is out of print - I have heard tell that Fryxell is revamping it for the Internet age. Stay tuned!
Jessica McCann
I own this book and have re-read it many times during my writing career. It is packed with practical, insightful advice for fiction and nonfiction writers alike. When I worked as a magazine editor, I made this book required reading for my editorial staff. I highly recommend it for all writers.
Daniel Taylor
My best buddy who encouraged me in my writing career bought me this book at the start of my professional writing career.

Following Fryxell's system, based in discipline and organization, I published about 400 articles in my first two years.
Lots of good advice.
Ryan Petty
Dated but good. Pre-Internet.
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