Allie Pleiter — Getting Writing Done: The Art and Skill of Managing a Writer's Workload
How does the working writer get it done? Wrangling a fickle muse to meet a deadline—or just to get rid of that looming blank page—is a life-skill for everyone who wants to get serious about his or her writing. Multi-published author Allie Pleiter shares the nuts and bolts of how to manage your muse, set goals and deadlines, tackle the process of professional creativity, and cope when life explodes into a crisis and gets in the way of your writing. With a useful mix of the practical, the inspirational, and the nitty-gritty real life of it all, Allie Pleiter gives aspiring and working writers the tools they need to make the magic happen—no matter what happens.
An avid knitter, coffee junkie and devoted chocoholic, Allie Pleiter writes both fiction and non-fiction. Allie hails from Connecticut, but moved to the Midwest to attend Northwestern University, and currently lives outside Chicago. The "dare from a friend" to begin writing has produced two parenting books, 16 novels and various national speaking engagements on faith, women's issues, and writing. Like her Facebook Page; Tweets @alliepleiter.
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