Basically, How to write a lot is for scholarly audience, namely, teachers, professors, researchers, undergraduates or graduates students for whom writing is his Achilles’ heel. In other words, it helps you with the academic writing, other than fiction, drama or poem writing. And that is why the writer argues that inspiration is overrated in academic writing.
When it comes to writing, miscellaneous excuses pop up, which we justify as legitimate barriers, be it in want of time, researches, reading or not in possession of a new computer (nice desk, chair etc), or Muse forgetting me. However, the writer points out these are specious barriers, which means those are not the reason you don’t write. For example, if you think you don’t have the time to write, the writer critically proclaims that we do not find the time to write, but allot the time to write. So the writer rips the comfortable blanket which we use as shield against writing.
For me, the most important thing this book contributes is to indoctrinate readers with the notion that like other skills, writing is a skill, which must be developed through systematic instruction and practice. So, if you want to write a lot, you schedule time to write, and stick to your plan. In other words, enabling you to become a prolific writer, you need to sit down and type or write.
Although this is a tiny book, if not many, I do learn one thing from it. Sit down and write. I don’t feel like writing either, but I just need to type. And I end up with this review.