7 ways to write faster and better


Whether you’re a freelance writer or an author trying to finish your manuscript, you need to learn how to write faster. In the world of content marketing, how often you’re able to come up with new articles or blog posts can make a significant difference in your business.

According to a study by Hubspot, the ideal posting frequency should be 3-5x in a week.

Read Also: 40 creative ways to come up with new content ideas for your website in 2022 so that you never run out of topic ideas ever!

However, it is easy to compromise the quality of your work if your only focus is increasing your writing speed. Therefore in this article, I will show you some practical steps that I use to increase my writing speed but also maintain the quality while writing faster.

1. Research

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Even if you are Google, there are some things you probably don’t know. You need to research the topic you want to write about before you start writing. This will save you time and ensure that you don’t get stuck along the way as you write. Good research will also ensure that you have quality work to deliver and not just some random thoughts from your head.

Research has become easier than ever before. You don’t need to go to the library or interview an expert before you can get the information that you need. This is also a great way to get information but since we are talking about how to be faster, you have to do it faster. You can easily use any search engine to get all you want. Google is a good example where you can get content ideas for your website.

2. Have an outline

Writing with an outline will not only make you write faster, but it will also make your writing have a direction and focus. This will give your writing more credibility and quality. You don’t have to talk about a thousand things in one article without making any valid conclusion on any of these points. It is better to focus on one point and deliver it excellently well.

An outline is just like a foundation for your work to be built on. It is said that if the foundation is faulty, then what can a righteous man do? Lay your foundation well and you will be able to write well, too.

3. Set a time limit for yourself

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As I am writing this article, I have a stopwatch set on my phone. This motivates me to write faster. How this works is that it gives you a deadline you have to meet. The next point explains how you can write the number of words you have set to write within a particular time.

4. Don’t edit as you write

Many writers are tempted to do this. They don’t want to make mistakes. They want to be perfect. Do away with perfection. Nobody can be perfect.

It is difficult to do two things at a time. Writing and editing is doing two things at a time. You won’t be effective in doing it. Another disadvantage is that it doesn’t let your writing flow. By the time you go back to edit a mistake that you observe, you may forget an idea that is in your head. And once it’s gone you may never get it back.

Let everything flow freely. You are permitted to write a not-so-good draft. Nobody will rate you for writing a poor draft.

5. Do away with distraction

Distraction will reduce the quality of your work and increase the time it will take you to complete the writing task. Getting rid of distractions can be as simple as clearing your writing desk. Look for a serene environment with fewer people. Block out distraction by using an earplug or earphone.

6. Use some writing tools

The internet has tools that can make you write better. These tools will help you to detect mistakes that you may easily overlook.

· Grammarly helps you to detect grammar mistakes that you may not see. For example, a common writing app like Microsoft office will help you detect some common typing mistakes but it won’t detect some complex ones.

· Hemingway app will help you write concisely. Nobody wants to read long and clumsy paragraphs. This app will help you to write long sentences in a way that is easy to read and understand.

7. Write

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I know you may wonder why this last point is here. But if you are a writer, you must have encountered the demon called writers-block. It is a demon. It will come and attack you if you are a writer. It will look at you with its scary eyes. It will open its ugly mouth to suck up your creative juice.

It feeds on your fear. It feeds on your procrastination. But you must not let it overcome you. The only way to do this is by writing. Whether it makes sense or not, just write. When you sit down, tell yourself that you are not going to stand up unless you have achieved your writing goals. Just write. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t make sense at first. Just write and edit later.

What are your favorite writing tips? Drop them in the comment below.

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