During Write Nonfiction November (WNFIN), writers must write fast to complete their projects in 30 days. Learning to turn out content quickly is a great skill to have. I know this, since I was trained as a magazine journalist and I now spend much of my time churning out content for my four…five if you count WNFIN…blogs and two online columns. However, writing quickly doesn’t serve you well if the content you produce isn’t good content.
I’ve often heard it said of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) that the focus is not on turning out good words, just words. The focus is on turning out a first draft—no matter how lousy that first draft might be. With WNFIN, I like to stress turning out a good first draft, writing a good book, article, essay, proposal, fast.
That’s why I asked my colleague, Lee Pound, to return this year for this final post in WNFIN’s series of posts on how to get your work written. (Next, the blog will focus on how to publish your work.) Lee is a fellow writing coach and book editor, as well as a publisher, and seminar producer. He also is the author of Profitable Social Media and 57 Steps to Better Writing as well as several other nonfiction books and novels. If you want to write fast and well, take the advice Lee offers in the excellently written post you can read here that he turned around for me in about 24 hours—and wrote in much, much less time than that. (Read the rest of the post by clicking here.)
(Please note: This month, Write Nonfiction NOW! features 30 days of posts from its sister blog, Write Nonfiction in November. Access them by clicking on the link above.)