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Same things I would recommend
on September 3, 2012
As a writer myself who has sped up my writing process significantly over time, I find the tips in this book are pretty much in line with what I've discovered on my own for stream lining the writing process.
The thing you've got to keep in mind with something designed to help you write quickly is that you're not going to write a masterpiece in 3 1/2 days. Books that focus only on producing work quickly, almost by necessity, rely on sacrificing quality.
The thing I liked about this guide was that it focused on how to achieve the balance between working so fast the quality is poor vs. being overly perfect to the point that it takes you forever to finish. So don't be mislead and think you're going to write a completely polished, edited, and perfect work of great length in only 3 1/2 days without needing more fine tuning.
If you've been writing for years, you may not pick up anything too new in this book as for myself it was mostly reminding me of what I've already discovered through trial and error. But if you're just getting going, or need a good reminder (we can all get off track) as to what it takes to create the best quality product in the quickest time, then this book can be very helpful to have in your arsenal. The minimal investment to learn these tactics can save you a lot of headache down the road.