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Thu Jul-12-12 09:52 AMby bonniers

For people whose issue is mostly finding time to write, I recommend The Weekend Novelist, by Robert Ray (updated version with Bret Norris). This is a book I reread every couple of years to remind myself that no matter how little time there is, there is time It's very practical advice from a writer who has been through the same problems and issues.

Ray doesn't just talk about the time you have to sit down at a keyboard, he also talks about planning and structuring in ways that let you prepare to make the most of that limited time. Some of them are things most of us do anyway, like thinking about characters in our head, but I found it very useful to put a logic behind it.

His plans are most useful for outline writers who write in sequence, but many of his techniques transfer well to other writing styles.

edited to clarify: Ray's book is for people whose real life obligations don't leave them enough time or energy to write every day. It's about making time and then making effective use of it. If your issues are fear of success, or lack of confidence, or any of the myriad other problems a writer has, you won't find much here. If your writing is more free-form, you won't find much here. It's not a one-size-fits all book.

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