Recently we wrote a blog post about the benefits of writing an outline. Ideally, an outline reduces pauses in between article topics so that you can quickly and easily get into a groove and write as much content as possible before your fingers get tired.
We want to expand on that today with three additional techniques for writing content quickly. Eventually, we’re hoping to get up a 10,000 word post with all of the tips and tricks that we use to write content fast.
More Ideas for Improving Your Content Output
- Disconnect from the Internet
Often you’ll find that you need to do a considerable amount of research to write content well. But not all of your content is going to involve going online and finding ideas for your article. Some of the articles you write will be common sense or contain information that you have from memory. When that happens, disconnect from the Internet. Click off your wireless button or unplug your cord. This will reduce any chance of distractions and keep you focused directly on your writing.
- Give Yourself a Countdown Timer
Everyone knows that it’s easier to motivate yourself to work when you’re dealing with an upcoming deadline. A countdown timer gives you the same type of motivation. If you set your phone or timer for one or two hours and let it run, then do your best to do as much work within that time period as possible, you’ll find that it’s much easier to stay motivated. Then, when the timer runs out, you can go ahead and take a break or reset the timer as needed.
- Non-distracting Noise
If you work somewhere quiet, or don’t work in an office at all, you may benefit from some type of noise that won’t distract you from your writing. TV isn’t the best idea, and music with interesting lyrics doesn’t work either. But instrumental or classical music can be advantageous, as can a podcast or something where people are talking that you don’t care about listening to. I’m not entirely sure why noise makes it easier to focus, but it has always worked well for myself and others.
Churning Out Content
More content is always better, and the faster you can create that content the more you can work on in the future. You should strongly consider the above strategies and always be on the lookout for any personal techniques that help you stay focused.
Have you discovered any interesting or unusual techniques for writing quickly? If so, let us know in the comments.