I’ve heard Kevin J. Anderson give a panel speech about productivity on a couple of occasions. This book expands on his chat to give a succinct and reachable goal for the writer struggling to get something written.
Unlike many “how to” guides, Mr. Anderson gives a solid background and gives the reader the tools necessary to get productive. In particular, Section 2 gives an understanding on the math behind productivity. Section 3, which is my favorite part of this book, gives eleven tips you can put in place immediately to ramp up your writing.
My only quibble would be the sensationalism of the name of the book and series (Million Dollar Writing). You’re most likely not going to make millions, but it has happened. Buy a lottery ticket to double your chances. If you want to make enough money to take your significant other out to dinner (or pay the mortgage or get a new car), you have to write. If you have a computer full of stories, they’re not doing you any good. Take Kevin’s advice, which is straightforward and doable, and get your darlings off of your hard drive and into the market.
Highly recommended title, enough that I gave another copy to a friend as a gift.