Fast writing will enable you to get more done.
Writing can be a slow and painful process. Some days the word gods just don’t smile upon you. They barely even smirk.
Sometimes you can write for hours and only have 100-200 words to show for it. And even they don’t seem very good when you read them back.
So you delete them and you’re left with nothing.
Surely there’s a better way? A faster way?
A good opening line hooks your attention by doing one of seven things brilliantly.
Its job is to make you read this second sentence, which has the singular task of propelling your eyes towards the third sentence. This one.
Go back and read the first line of this article again. It uses ‘Opening Line Strategy #3’…
Is there a quick and easy way to write the best headlines for your content so you get more clicks?
Even a small change to the way you work could help boost the engagement potential of your articles and accelerate your overall writing speed.
In the previous post, I suggested how using a strategy of marginal gains could help you boost your writing performance.
The idea is to make small improvements to every element of the writing process. Headline writing is one of those elements.
In 2012, Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France, while Team GB cyclists including Jason Kenny and Laura Trott bagged seven gold medals at the London Olympics.
The key to their success? A sporting strategy of marginal gains developed by David Brailsford, general manager of Team Sky and performance director of British Cycling.
What does this have to do with writing faster? Everything.
A friend recently asked me what my blog was about. I told him that “I’m on a mission to do more in less time“.
Since I started my own business and became a dad, time is something I have much less of. Now the clock seems to tick faster. Days fly by. Weeks evaporate. Sometimes, I’m not entirely convinced that Thursdays have 24 hours in them.
I need to do more in the time that I do have.
And I think I’ve found a way.