Daphne Gray-Grant grew up in the newspaper business. Her parents owned a struggling weekly, where she worked from the age of 16. From there she advanced to the position of senior editor at a major metropolitan daily, supervising a dozen reporters and editors and managing several daily pages. Eventually she spent four years as a director of communications for the newspaper’s parent company.
Today Daphne is a communications consultant, writing and editing coach, and the author of the best-selling book, 8½ Steps to Writing Faster, Better. She is currently working on her second book titled Writing Your Crappy First Draft. Her popular newsletter Power Writing, which is delivered to more than 12,000 readers around the world, helps corporate communicators, business owners and students write better, faster.
Daphne is also the mother of triplets, which only serves to cement her reputation as a compulsive overachiever. This time on the podcast, Daphne walks us through her journey from traditional job to self-employment and teaches us how to manage our time to accomplish long-term goals as we write better – faster!
Daphne’s best tip for writing faster without sacrificing quality is to break the habit of editing-while-you-write
Daphne’s advice for reaching a long-term writing goal:
What is most important to you may not be the most urgent
Daphne’s tips for making a long-term goal into a bite-size, achievable project
Your feeling about your writing is irrelevant to the number of words you produce
Select your topics in advance so that you are not faced with a blank page when you sit down to write
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