It’s difficult to make a living from writing.
To remedy this problem, most people who are into writing treat it as a side job while their main source of income is their full time day job.
Writing is generally considered a tedious process and often it’s hard to come naturally.
Being able to crank out content faster translates into more articles per day, and this brings in more money at the end of the month.
Following are some tips for writing faster.
Planning and Simplicity
Plan your piece in advance, focus tightly on the given topics and restrict yourself to a word limit, say 500 or 1000 words.
Try to keep it simple and straightforward without launching into tangents and trails that lead nowhere.
When your blogs are brief, concise and concentrate on one topic, it takes less time to write them and creates a good blog post.
If you have multiple trains of thought, break up and use them to create a series of articles instead of cramming everything into one article.
Write to Yourself
When you write for the masses and your online blog audience, you become tongue tied, self conscious and increasingly start to mute your voice, your personality, your opinions and your energy.
But when you write for yourself and think that no one is ever going to read your blog entries, the words just flow out and blog writing becomes almost as easy and fast as writing in your own diary.
Thinking in this manner gives you the opportunity to write an article the way you want to write it, without caring about what the masses want or what your readers will think.
You have to let go of yourself, and the only way to do that is to stop thinking about other people’s reactions.
When you write to yourself, you are uninhibited and brutally honest and can let your thoughts flow.
And readers love to read somebody else’s thoughts.
The process of writing should be a fun and enjoyable affair, almost like writing a letter to your best friend.
Practice writing articles on a daily basis within a specified time period.
The more you practice, the better you will become.
Another way to increase the pace of your writing is to concentrate only on the writing/typing process.
Edit your content after you are done with the writing part. This really saves a lot of time.
A beginner writer may take 2 to 3 hours to come up with a 500-700 word article. However, a seasoned writer takes only an hour to complete typing the same piece and then it takes 5 to 10 more minutes to proofread and edit the article.
Comment on Blogs
A great way to sharpen your writing skills and crank out content faster is by leaving comments on blogs.
When you post comments on other blogs, you mainly stick to friendly, meaningful and brief content that familiarizes you with the process of writing.