Michael Moorcock is a genius, and several years ago I came across an amazing article in which he outlined how to complete a novel in three days.
I shit you not.
Since this is NaNoWriMo (for the non-author folks, National Novel Writers Month) I am sharing, as I do occasionally, a link to a condensed version of the article.
Moorcock is not just prolific—his books are actually really wonderful. If you have not delved into the Elric of Melniboné books, what is wrong with you?
In any event… go read the article. It’s not JUST for those who want to blow through a book. The tips and formula are very pluginable for all genres and deadlines.
One day I really AM going to do a retreat weekend using this as a guide.