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- Print Length: 419 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 15, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0714BS3M3
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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That's what this book is. It's a rambling, repetitive explanation of how to write books quickly, usually with voice-recognition software.
It's clear that the author dictated this (he even says so, several times) and left it "as-is," when he published it. So, this book IS its own proof-of-concept. I respect that.
But, this book desperately needs editing. It's far too long, and -- in a way -- I feel as if the author doesn't respect the readers' time.
Despite that, I'm giving this book three stars, and I considered giving it four stars. If you have the patience to wade through page after page of verbose text, you'll uncover tremendous insights about the writing process, especially about writing quickly.
I'd love it if this author published another edition of this book with all the fluff and repetition trimmed out of it. I'd pay two or three times as much for that book, just to save the time I'm spending on this raw version. (I'm only about 1/3 of the way through it, so far, and kind of dreading continuing. But, when he offers a writing tip, it's such a gem, it's worth the time & trouble it takes, to find it. Maybe.)
In general, I learned some useful tips if I ever write another book with Dragon (or similar speech-recognition software).
I also saw how much editing is necessary to trim down a wordy, rambling, dictated book. In fact, trudging through this book, I saw exactly what had been wrong with some of the books I'd dictated: A thorough edit would trim away about 3/4 of the content, because it's just too wordy.
So, I recommend this book to any experienced author with time on his (or her) hands, to uncover the gems in this book.
And, by the time you're even halfway through it, you may realize that you don't really want to write 20k words per day, after all. Not when they read like this book does.
I love sharing ideas, but when it comes to typing those thoughts into the computer screen, I'm incredibly slow. I used to write articles for some clients, but it took me over 3 hours just to write a single 500-word article. That is why I hate writing, even though I've received compliments saying that I'm a good writer.
I stopped writing for clients, but I still have a column in a local monthly magazine, and I usually take over 3 hours to complete a 600-worder. So I decided to try a technique, actually, two techniques combined into 1, to write my article. I finished the first draft of my article in 32 minutes! After editing the article, the total time consumed was a little over an hour.
That's still far from being considered as "fast", but that's a huge improvement for me!
That personal achievement re-opened my eyes to the possibility of me writing more articles again. Also, I am now confident that I could finish writing the 2 incomplete books I started years ago.
And for those reasons, I am giving this book 5 stars!
As an author, I've been searching for ways to write faster and increase my output for a very long time. I've found a lot of things that work but I'm still a long way from where I want to be.
This book provides the mindset, habits, and techniques I need to up my game and my word count. 3,000 words a day has always been a stretch, even with dictation. Now, 20,000 words a day seems more than possible.
One of the keys to becoming a prolific writer is believing you can be. More than anything, this book has shown me what's possible and inspired me to do what I now know I can do.
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