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2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love Kindle Edition
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The author shows how she went from writing 2k to 10k words a day while producing a five volume fantasy epic. Part 1 focuses on the triangle of knowledge, time and enthusiasm. While the word-count levels Rachel achieves sounded high to me initially the book reveals the amount of preparation, planning and working out that goes in beforehand - knowledge of what one will write. These are word counts while actually writing the novel rather than something achieved every day. That is not to diminish what she achieves but to highlight that her method is to be well-prepared by working out plot outline, character sketches, time-line and setting before starting to write. This approach avoids meandering off and ensures focus while writing. Good time management supports this, as does enthusiasm - if the writer is not enjoying what they are writing why are they doing it? What is the likelihood their readers will enjoy the final product?
Part 2 is longer and gives a chapter by chapter focus on the topics of plot, characters who write their own story, structure, making each scene count and, finally, editing. Each chapter gave me ideas on how better to approach my next writing project. How to edit more effectively also gives me hope for also being able to salvage my first novel!
Rachel Aaron's method is very structured throughout so may not appeal to all writers.Read more ›
The famous NaNoWriMo challenge, every November, is to write 50,000 words in a month. That's less than 2,000 words in a day If you applied the ideas of this book to NaNoWriMo, you would spend a few days getting nowhere, though I suppose you could count the outline, character details, and such towards the total. But just doubling your writing rate gives you a lot of spare days. Last November, there were days when I beat 6000 words. They were the days when I was writing pretty much as Rachel Aaron describes. I knew what I was writing, and I was enthusiastic about the text.
No two writers are the same. I'm still not wholly sure this will work for me, and I can have no clue whether it will work for you. But it feels a good starting point. And, for me, this is the sort of stuff my schoolteachers never mentioned. (One of my mother's schoolteachers did know this stuff.)
It also cost me less than the cup of coffee I was drinking while i read it. I reckon that's a pretty good deal.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easy to read and definitely good ideas especially regarding plotting here but would have liked it be less meandering and more focused on quality rather than quantity.Published 19 days ago by Katie
I think this is probably the book that started the productivity revolution for indie writers. The author doesn't just stop at writing, she talks about editing too. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Mark Speed
Clear, concise and very helpful. I bought it some time ago and have found it to be an extremely useful reference book any time I get stuck.Published 3 months ago by s mciiandhu
A good value little book with lots of useful nuggets of advice in it. I love how Rachel describes her own writing and drafting processes, it's really helpful to have articulated... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Natalie Writes
This book is about maximising your time and efforts by writing smarter, faster and enjoying the process. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
It's actually not a terribly bad book. It does deliver on some points, but when it all comes down to it, there simply isn't enough substance here to fully earn any more than 2-3... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mandus
Bought this for my partner and, on taking the advice contained within, his daily word count increased significantly. Lots of good tips.Published 6 months ago by Catherine J Gardner
Rachael Aaron is a fantastic guide to new, aspiring or even conflicted writers. Her advice on how to improve your routine are both inspiring and motivating, and her encouragement... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mr. J. E. Batchelor