3 Article Writing Tips for Speed Writing
Writing every day - you’re already convinced you’re going to do it. The very idea of thousands streaming to your website enthralls you. You’re determined to get your website to the tipping point. You know that article writing, specifically blogging, has the power to throw your website into that critical mass when search engines start sending you hordes of traffic.
You might know from experience: you can spend hours and hours writing just an article or two. How can you possibly have time in this busy world to write something meaningful every single day?
At first, you might not agree with the author who says it’s easy to write an article. “Coming up with ideas is the tough part,” he adds. Perhaps you feel that writing is also a real challenge. If you feel that writing is hard, what you’re about to read here may pleasantly surprise you.
My Favorite Article Writing Strategy - How to Overcome Perfectionism
Most people think AS they write. As their thinking, they doubt themselves. They just can’t bring themselves to finish their article, their paragraph, or even the sentence. How can you overcome being such a perfectionist? Write it down quick!
Thinking BEFORE you write is the key. Come up with a clear question to answer. Pick three points to answer the question. THEN write as fast as you can.
Why three points? This number is perfect for magazine article writing. It’s also perfect if you want to write an article for the internet.
Make a 5-minute deadline. Don’t worry about spelling, grammar or anything. You can fix your mistakes and rewrite sentences all you want after you’re done. You probably won’t need to rewrite much, though, because it’s going to be really good.
For now, just write! Don’t let yourself stop and think even for a moment. Thinking about it is the enemy. You have tremendous potential locked up inside your mind. You just need to let it out.
You have your question and your three points. Go for it. I just know you’re going to come up with 50 to 150 words. With practice, you’ll be able to come up with 300, even 500 words this way.
I’ve seen some real skeptics who were just amazed at what they wrote when they did this. Let’s do a little exercise here to prove it. In fact, I challenge you to try it.
Do you need a subject? Since you’re looking at it, let’s choose an easy one. Here it is: your computer screen. We’ll turn this into a question: How is your computer screen perfect (or not perfect) for you?
Your Three Points (Also Written As Questions, Notice?)
1. Why is the size of the screen just right (or not just right) for you?
2. How easy is it to read from your screen?
3. Did you get a good deal for the screen you have?
Go ahead and do this exercise now. Come back here after five minutes.
Did you really try it? Please don’t keep reading if you didn’t. You really need to see your own power, your own potential here. What did you write? It’s probably good, isn’t it? I’m sure others would think it’s good.
This probably wasn’t your favorite subject either. Imagine what you could write if you’re really interested in your subject.
Why Write About Your Interests?
Some internet marketers pick an article topic simply because there’s money to be made with that subject. They have no interest in writing facts about the subject. This is hard. Don’t kid yourself. You’ll spend too much time researching to write an article a day on the subject.
Be sure you have other subjects to fill in the gaps if you want to write every day. After all, which do you think you’ll write more convincingly about? Something you know well, or something you don’t know? Something you’re interested in, or something you’re not?
Give Away Your Best Information For Free
Fear of giving away your best ideas often holds people back. “If I hand out my best ideas, nobody will want to hire me.” What a myth! Share your best ideas freely. It’s just magnetic. Not only will people want you to explain your ideas or repeat them - they’ll demand your services to make your ideas work for them. Think about it: how do experts become experts?