You know me. I'm a bit of a productivity junkie, always looking for ways to get more work done in less time. So it should be no surprise that an e-book like Write Better, Faster: How to Triple Your Writing Speed and Write More Every Day, by Monica Leonelle would catch my attention. (And no, I wasn't asked to review it, given a review copy, paid to review it, and I'm not an affiliate -- it simply sounded like a good read.)
I wasn't sure what to expect from the e-book. Normally when I come across something promising to drastically increase writing speeds, it's a bit of a scam. You have to love the always-popular "productivity tips" of simply rewriting someone else's work (not legal) or outsourcing it (because that's totally "writing").
This e-book was a pleasant surprise. But then again, that might be my ego talking. It sounds like Leonelle and I might have been cut from the same cloth with some of our similarities. For example, you'll read about outlining, using the Pomodoro technique, and using dictation to increase writing speeds -- all things I enthusiastically recommend here on the blog.
What really stood out, however, was the way the author treated productivity as an experiment. I loved that. Test, test, test. That's so important. And in this case, you can read Leonelle's daily updates from her own tests and experimentation. It's all included in the e-book.
Do I agree with and recommend everything in this e-book. No. But what works well for me might not work for you. And vice versa. Arm yourself with a wide variety of tools and tactics, and you'll eventually find the right mix to do exactly what Leonelle promises to help you with -- write better, faster.
I don't recommend a lot of e-books here, especially ones I randomly decided to pick up. But this one is more than worth the $2.99 price tag. So if you're interested in increasing your productivity, and you're curious to see how another writer did it (in this case with her fiction), I highly recommend adding this to your virtual library.
Jenn has 18 years experience writing for others, around 13 years experience in blogging, and over 10 years experience in indie e-book publishing. She is also an Active member of the Horror Writers Association.
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