I love to write, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to find ways to be more productive and write faster.
The infographic below is the perfect example of how you can get creative and use productivity hacks to accomplish your writing goals.
12 Unusual Productivity Hacks: How to Write Faster, courtesy of Henneke at Enchanting Marketing
I’m not sure I agree with #1 when it says write when groggy but that’s me. It might work for you.
#2 Use A Timer
I can definitely see how there’s an advantage for using a timer. It can help you manage distractions as well as avoid burnout.
You can even download an app for that!
#3 Make Writing A Choice
Make writing a choice and not a chore. No one likes to be “forced” to do something. Change your attitude when it comes to writing.
#4 Make A Specific Commitment
When you have a PLAN, it increases your success rate. Write out a plan for when and what you will write about for the week.
#5 Fight Overwhelm
When it comes to your writing, split things up. You want to split up the outlining, writing, revision and editing.
Take breaks from focused writing.
Spread your writing over several days.
#7 Get In The Mood
Create a short ritual. For example, make a cup of lemongrass tea and start typing.
#8 Avoid Rabbit Holes
Don’t interrupt your writing flow to look for missing pieces of research.
Stay on task.
#9 Build A Bridge To Tomorrow
Always know how you want to continue your writing process.
#10 Resue Lousy Drafts
Look for what’s good in your draft and work from there.
#11 Slow Down
When writing aiming for maximum speed may hamper your flow.
Aim for 90% and ban distractions to increase your writing speed.
#12 Exercise Your Writing Muscles
The Kaizen method suggests doable goals to stick to new habits.
My favorite thing about this infographic is the visuals. When you use visuals, it makes it easier to remember, and in turn, implement.
Hopefully, these tips will have you writing faster starting today!
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