2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love by Rachel Aaron
Category : Speed + Structure
Type : Book
Why It's Awesome : One of the books critical to my growth as a writer in 2016. Aaron explains how outlining before beginning your book and at the beginning of each writing session can help you get more words of the right words of your story down on paper. As she discusses in the book, her methods are not about scrimping on important things like character development, but instead, on having a clear idea of what you plan to write beforehand. This kind of planning can reduce the amount of time you spend floating and uncertain of what to write next (which used to eat up wayyy too much of my writing time before implementing a modified version of Aaron's strategies).