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Five Tips for faster writing: Write Clear Concise Articles in Half the Time

Updated on April 1, 2012
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Do you ever wonder how some people can crank out 20 to 30 articles on a daily basis? Do you struggle to write two or three articles in a day? Well if this is the case, there are a few simple techniques you could try to up the speed of your writing. Write clear concise articles in half the time.

Plan

One of the things that many people fail to do when it comes to writing is plan. Planning is very important when it comes to writing articles, essays or any written composition. You should consider planning your articles ahead of time. Plan your titles in an excel spreadsheet and tick them off as you complete them. Plan the structure of your pieces ahead of time. When you start writing, you will not have to sit and think what is coming next. Everything is already planned.

Advance Research

Do your research in advance, so the next day you can just sit and write the piece. So, pick your titles do your planning and do your research all at the same time. You can choose to do it a week in advance. You could choose to do it a day in advance. Just do it in advance.

Stop Editing

One thing I have noticed a lot is the fact that many writers seem to edit as they write. This is the slowest way of writing. It might work for some people; however, I believe that the fastest and most efficient way of writing is to just write without editing. The reason for this is, you get the basic structure and idea of the piece. You can then go back and do all of the editing afterwards. Trust me it works, I can write a 300 word piece in under eight minutes. I then go back and do all the editing once the piece is finished.

Clean your Workspace

Clear the clutter, clear your workspace; however, you would like to put it. Just get rid of all the things that will distract you. For example, a messy room can distract you from the job at hand. Before you know it, you are doing other things like cleaning rather than actually writing.

Set a Timer

This is one of the best tricks; I have found it really works well for me. I set a timer; I work out how long it takes me to write say, a 300-word article. I then set my timer, so I have to write that article in that space of time. It allows you to work to a timed schedule and helps you to stick with it. It also gets the creative juices flowing faster. Set your timer and get cracking with the work that needs doing. Hold yourself accountable.

One last thing, if you have a goal to write more articles and earn more money. You simply have to believe in yourself, think positive and believe that you can achieve anything. Believe in the power of positive thought, and you will achieve everything that you set your mind to. Keep striving and keep the faith. 

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      An excellent write up most helpful tips on writing voted up!!

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      Music-and-Art-45 4 years ago from USA, Illinois

      That was great, I'm going to have to try some of these ideas. Thanks.

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      intriguewriter 4 years ago from worldwide

      oooh thank you xxxxx

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Voted up!! A very helpful Hub

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      intriguewriter 4 years ago from worldwide

      Thank you very much for stopping by on this one. Do let me know how it goes with the tips. Come by and say hi sometime! Take care, Edina Jackson

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      chrisinhawaii 4 years ago

      Hi Edina! Great little hub here. I like the idea of setting the timer...I'll definitely have to start experimenting with that. And I'm kind of an edit-aholic, so that's another takeaway for me!

      Voted up and useful. Aloha

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      intriguewriter 4 years ago from worldwide

      Please do let me know how the tips worked out for you! Edina Jackson

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Nice article! I don't edit as I go, but I spend a lot of time revising before publishing. I think I'm too much of a perfectionist.

      I like the timer idea! voted up!

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I like the idea of using a timer and not editing as I go. I do feel that if I start writing without trying to edit it will help the process. I'm definitely going to try these tips. Thanks!

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      Hazzabanana8 5 years ago from Southern Realms of England

      Wow. Seriously helpful. Thanks. My coursework will hopefully be less imposing than usual.

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      intriguewriter 5 years ago from worldwide

      Thank you for stopping by! Try the tips and let me know how they worked out for you. I would love to find out how you used some of the tips to writer faster and more efficIently. Thanks again, Edina Jackson

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      nanderson500 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Really good tips. I take a long time to write my articles so this could help.

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      intriguewriter 5 years ago from worldwide

      Trust me this really works, you get so much done this way! Let me know how it worked out for you! I am about to check some of your pieces out and follow you up! Thanks again for stopping by , really does mean a lot. xxxx Edina Jackson

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      Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa

      Great tips. I edit as I write and I know it slows me down. I have an article researched and ready to write this morning. I will try it your way - with no editing on the first draft and using a timer.

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      intriguewriter 5 years ago from worldwide

      Thank you for checking out my article! It really does work right ??? Oh I can see you are from London! Great me too!!! I am about to head on over and follow you and all that good stuff xxxx

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      editorsupremo 5 years ago from London, England

      Brilliant tips Intriguewriter. I use the writing and edit later tip and it does cut the time in half. I highly recommend this tip.

      Voted up and shared.

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      intriguewriter 5 years ago from worldwide

      Thank you for stopping by I really hope that you find the tips useful!

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Great tips for writers. I follow most of them, but not accurately. But I will have to follow these instructions accurately for faster writing.

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      intriguewriter 5 years ago from worldwide

      Hi thanks for stopping by! yes give it a try and let me know how it works out for you. Not everybody likes it but it works really well for me. I am able to write a lot more articles on a daily basis using this method. Good luck! and let me know how it goes. I will come by and check out some of your work when I get the time! Thanks again, I really appreciate the time you have taken to comment!

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      Willette 5 years ago from Michigan

      Hi intruguewriter: I am definitely an edit as you go kinda girl. I will have to give this edit later thing a try. Good hub!

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      intriguewriter 5 years ago from worldwide

      Hi thank you for your comment, very insightful and well thought out. I used to do a lot of editing as I went a long. However, I have found that when you write fast and get those ideas out you can go back and edit when you are done. I guess everyone has their own system of writing articles. However, I found this way to be really effective for me. Especially when you time yourself in 20 minute slots too. You really do get a lot done in one day. Thanks again for taking the time out to comment on my work. Edina Jackson

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      intriguewriter 5 years ago from worldwide

      Thank you for commenting.. do come back again maria.

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      Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines

      This is nice, I can imagine how writers have their own style in starting this article.... I go for planning first ..

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Edit as you write - guilty as charged before.

      I used to edit my sentences as I went on. But then I realized, it slows the entire process of my writing. When I tried postponing the editing part for later, each time I try to complete an article, I succeed on writing faster. This is especially useful for someone like me who has to submit different types of assignments to clients, each day. More so if you're writing for content mills, which requires you to pitch in as much as 8 to 10 articles (minimum) each day about various topics, writing very slowly will become one's agony.

      I also have to agree that planning ahead is a vital part of the entire writing process. Planning gives any writer the sense of direction to go about any topic he opts to write on.

      Helpful tips! Voting up and sharing! :)

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      intriguewriter 5 years ago from worldwide

      I know what you mean, sometimes I do the same thing I go back and check them over and edit. As sometimes when you have a lot of articles to get done the emotional attachment can sometimes trail off. I understand what you mean. I am going to head on over and check out some of your hubs though because I have not had the chance to do that yet. Take care and keep coming back when you can !

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      Joseph A K Turner 5 years ago from West Yorkshire

      good hub! I try and go back at a later point to edit my hubs, when there is no emotional attachment and I can't remember what I actually wrote, that way, I won't read what i think I wrote, but read what is actually there. At this point in time, I have two unpublished hubs I am editing.

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      intriguewriter 6 years ago from worldwide

      thank you for your comment.

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      Brown-eyed-girl 6 years ago

      very useful hub.