15 Ways to Write Faster

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To make a living as a writer or succeed as an author, you must be able to write on demand…and write fast. Today, Daisy Hartwell (@DaisyHartwell) offers tips on how to consistenly write faster than you thought possible.

So, you have chosen nonfiction writing as your trade. And you plan to make a living as a writer. You can…if you produce articles, essays, blog posts, or books quickly.

That means you need to learn to write fast. You cannot lose time staring at the blank page or ponder over every word.

Yet, many writers struggle to produce even one page of copy in an hour. They start out with good intentions, but their productivity often goes south. It takes hours to write a single paragraph. Staring at the blank page evokes self-doubt frustration and, eventually procrastination and fatigue.

I bet you understand. At those time, your fingers seem reluctant to type anything even remotely passable.

So you tell yourself you are suffering from the notorious writer’s block. That’s a nasty predicament and an extreme problem for a writer—especially a writer on deadline or who wants to write a book in a month, such as during the Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN) Challenge.

But there’s another extreme: writing at a mind-blowing speed pretty much all the time, from dawn until dusk, brimming with great ideas and putting them on paper with ease.

However, there are many points between these two extremes. Most people don’t fall squarely in either of the two categories; rather, they are stuck somewhere in between, experiencing multiple ups and downs as they write. And, in most cases, it isn’t a big deal.

In most cases.

But if you’ve decided to make writing your bread and butter, relying on the whims of your mood is simply not an option. (The same is true if you decide to take on the challenge of writing a nonfiction book in a month.) You have to develop skills and habits that will ensure a constant output of quality writing.

And you know what?

Here’s just the thing you need: an infographic from Custom-Writing.org that offers 15 techniques to enhance your writing speed. It includes a variety of really useful techniques—including some high-performance ones mentioned on this blog previously, like moving your body and taking frequent breaks. After all, becoming a high-performance writer is not just about fingers flying across the keyboard. 

Check out the infographic (below) for better writing results immediately— during the WNFIN Challenge.

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Have you tried any of these strategies with success?

About the Author

Daisy Hartwell is a long-time member of the Custom-Writing staff. While completing her degree in linguistics, Daisy was looking for a part-time job as a writer, but, upon graduating from college, she decided to work full-time. Combining her knowledge of linguistics with her distinctive writing style, Daisy is an incredibly productive and diligent writer. A big admirer of National Geographic, Daisy is always on the road getting inspiration for her creative writing.

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Profile photo of Nina Amir About Nina Amir

Nina Amir, the Inspiration to Creation Coach, inspires writers and bloggers to create published products and careers as authors. Additionally, she helps her clients and readers achieve their potential, fulfill their purpose and make a positive and meaningful difference with their words. She is the author of How to Blog a Book, The Author Training Manual, and Creative Visualization for Writers, all published by Writer’s Digest Books. As a hybrid author, she also has published 17 books independently. She is a nonfiction book editor and doctor, proposal consultant, and an Author Coach and Trainer as well as a Book and Blog Coach. Some of her clients have sold 320,000+ copies of their books and been published by major publishing houses. Nina also is an award winning blogger and journalist, international speaker and founder of National Nonfiction Writing Month, also known as the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge, and the Nonfiction Writers’ University. Also a Certified High Performance Coach, Nina strives to help creative people Achieve More Inspired Results personally and professionally.

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