Speed Up Your Writing Time With These 5 Tips

Does writing your website content seem to take all day? Do you have time pressures to write quickly but just cannot seem to get the job done? Take advantage of these professional writing tips to speed up your writing time. Get more done in less time.

Tip # 1: Create A Plan Or Outline

Before you begin writing your content, plan it out. Decide exactly what you’re writing about. Create the structure for your piece.

For example, if you’re writing a “how to”, then outline the steps you’re going to include in your article. If you’re writing an informative article, then what information are you going to share to support your headline?

Are you writing a tips article or report? If so, what tips are you going to write about? Create the structure and plan your content before you write it.

Planning your content can be accomplished in a few minutes and you’ll cut your writing time in half.

Tip# 2: Set A Timer To Keep You Focused

Many times the reason it takes so long to write is because you’re distracted. From the internet to chores and other tasks, it’s easy to get sidetracked from your writing.

Setting a timer helps keep you focused on a single task. Set the timer for the time you think it should take to write your content piece.

Tip # 3: Work In Blocks

Sometimes writing a lot of content can feel overwhelming. Instead of looking at a ten-page report or a list of twenty blog posts, break them down into smaller bites.

If you have ten articles to write, then write three and take a break. Come back, write three more and then take a break. Try to write for no longer than an hour at a time without taking a break.

Tip # 4: Edit Later

Editing while you write slows you down dramatically. Fiction writers know that it also inhibits your flow and creativity. Simply write until it’s done. Then go back and edit for spelling, grammar and clarity. You’ll get twice as much done in half the time if you use this simple tip.

Tip # 5:  Write When You Feel Most Productive

This may sound a bit strange but it’s best to write at your most energetic and focused time of the day. If you save your writing for when you’re feeling low energy, you’re going to be moving slowly.

If you’re a morning person, then write first thing in the morning. If you’re a night person, then vice versa. Many people save this time of the day for their-profit generating tasks.

However, content is an essential aspect of any online business. Make it a priority.

Writing fast takes practice. It also takes focus, a system, and a commitment. Try these top five tips and get more writing done in less time.

I hope you’ve found this information to be helpful and if so I’d love to hear from you! Please let me know what is the one tip you received from this post that you think will help you in your business the most by sharing your thoughts in the comments section below.

If you have any additional questions about starting your business or need assistance with expanding or marketing your business, please feel free leave me a comment or post it on my Facebook Page and I’ll try to assist you in any way I can!

Have an awesome day!

Pam Lawhorne

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  • http://jbro15.com Jeremy Brown

    Tip #2 is by far the biggest tip that I use on a constant basis. Makes the writing process 10 times more efficient. I mean, who really wants to spend hours writing something?

    Tip #4 is what I call the “brain drain”. Drain all your thoughts down on paper or computer and then come back to it later for editing. why? because every time you stop to make editing fixes you lose momentum and the flow.

    Great post Pam.

    -Jeremy

    • http://www.pamlawhorne.com Pam Lawhorne

      Hi Jeremy!

      I practice them all but # 3 is the one I apply most to both my writing and work. As for tip # 2, I have a rule when I am writing – no tv, no phone, no radio – NOTHING! Oh and I must have a beverage near by – typically coffee but it lately my schedule has been hectic so it depends on the time of day. Sometimes I find myself writing at 3am in the morning!

      As for tip # 4, I learned that quickly while writing my book because it was taking me forever! When I finally decided to just “let it flow” I realized I was getting so much done in the time frames I had set a side, that I actually felt a little silly afterwards!

      I write a TON. An article for my site every day plus I write for some other sites and publications too so here’s another one I put together on 10 Tips To Help You Get Over Blogger’s Block. It’s slightly different then this post so I hope it’s is helpful to you as well!

      Thanks so much for dropping by and for your support!

      Pam

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