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The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing by Krista Van Laan

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Get Your Speed On

Some people work faster than others. Prolific fiction writers like Michael Connelly or Ruth Rendell knock out two best sellers a year, while some of us stare at our computer keyboards and can’t seem to get started. Whether you are a tortoise or a hare, there are a few tricks you can use to work faster:

  • Start sooner than you think you need to and do a little bit each day. Almost every writing project takes longer than you expect it to, so it’s important to avoid a last-minute crunch by starting as early as you can and working steadily on the project. If by some miracle it doesn’t take longer, think how nice it will feel to finish ahead of schedule.
  • Break down your schedule. Break down your schedule into the smallest chunks you ...

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