Are you passionate writer who will like to learn the simple secrets of productivity? Do you spend more hours trying to produce great contents?
You are lucky today as I’ll be revealing the simple but effective secrets of prolific writing. Prolific writers have no special abilities. In fact, you’re probably a better writer. The only edge they’ve over you is that they have mastered some techniques you don’t know. These are the things I’ll be revealing today.
The first difference between you and prolific Writers is:
A prolific writer thinks he writes well; do you doubt your ability?
You sure can’t write a better post if you feel you can’t. Productive writers master the art of believing in their abilities. This is not pride. It only makes them confident to write well.
The first step to making people believe in your post is you believing in it first, it is a very simple formula that has worked for many great writers.
Even when you write a post that has a tendency of going viral, but you believe that what you’ve written is crap, and then it is most likely that your readers will consider it as crap too. Your self-doubt will definitely reflect in the post and readers are smart in detecting this.
Always be positive your posts. Don’t say things like “My writing is horrible” or “Do I really write well?” before a post.
Always remind yourself about how good you are.
Talk like this “This post will be great” or “My writing is now better”. Master this well and you’ll produce great contents.
The second difference between you and prolific writers is:
Productive writers have one thing in common. They understand their being. They know when exactly to write or not.
Your first step to becoming more productive than ever before is for you to understand yourself. You must master what doesn’t work for you, what works and when exactly.
For me, I was quick to discover that most of my best contents are the ones I wrote between 12am-4am.From the day I noticed this, I haven’t been joking with these period of my life.
Although, other articles I write outside this time range aren’t craps either, most of my posts that have gone viral were written in this range.
Try to discover your perfect writing time and utilise it well.
Another difference between you and prolific writers is:
We all want to write more in lesser time. We want to cut down the number of hours we spend and still produce great contents. But many writers make the mistake of not planning their posts before writing.
Maybe you always want to write more in less time, so you use the “go-straight-to” approach to writing. You want write as fast as possible that you regard planning before writing as ‘time-consuming’
That is the difference! A prolific writer writes, you also write. He plans before writing; you count it as unnecessary. Therefore he ends up covering more in lesser time because he plans, and you end up covering less in more time because you don’t plan
® Gather resources needed before writing
® Brainstorm your ideas and write them down fast
® Review and pick the best from your ideas.
® Outline your major points and set how you want each to fit into the post.
® Write your first draft.
Planning helps you to write well because you’ll know when to bring in a point. You’ll end up producing a better content in lesser time
They understand the secret of “Write now, edit later” ; you ignore this. Many writers who are lucky to understand this approach of “Write now, edit later” confess that it really helps a lot.
Productive writers use this method a lot to generate better contents. In case you haven’t noticed, writing and proof reading at the same time actually slows you down.
I don’t play with this approach of “Write now, edit later” because it doesn’t only help me save time but also help me detect more errors while editing later.
Some writers enjoy writing a lot that they forget to also read. This is a big error. The two really works together. Prolific writers are avid readers. They read a lot and in turn produce a lot. They combine reading and writing often as their habits.
Reading often helps you to learn more. It is also a good way of examining the works of other writers and developing yourself. Apart from this, many writers derive inspiration for writing from reading books by other writers.
Writing often is a good way of building your confidence level. The more you write, the better you become.
Over to you!
I have tried to explain in brevity why some writers are more productive than others in this post.
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