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How To Write Articles Fast
speed bee by YOdesigner, sxc.hu
We all have to finish writing our articles as fast as possible. Because there are so many other more important things waiting for us to do like watching sports on television, going out for a beer with the guys, and just lazing around doing nothing, we just can't spend the whole day writing articles. And the wife will remind us that there are other things to be done like mowing the lawn, fixing the leaky faucet and taking out the trash. So, to give you poor overworked guys a break, I have prepared a list of hints on how you write your articles faster without sacrificing the quality.
Think About It First
Don't you just go sit down and write. It is best to come up with a draft first. My suggestion would be to come up with the draft a few days before you plan to write your article. No need to spend a lot of time, just a few minutes will do. That will start your unconscious mind thinking about it and by the time you sit down to write, the words will flow effortlessly.
Have A Deadline
I don't know about you, but I always seem to finish a project just before the deadline is due. It seems that the time I need to finish a project always increases to fill the time available. Something like never having enough money, because however much money you have, you always seem to find a way to spend it.
So, by giving yourself a deadline, you set a limit to the time available to complete your article. But do be reasonable and don't set too tight a deadline or you will be doing mediocre work.
Practice, Practice, Practice
I know you are sick of hearing it but I'm going to say it anyway, "Practice makes perfect." Someday in the far future, you might be able to just chip in any ability that you want, or download it into your brain like in The Matrix, but for now, practice is the only way you are going to get good at writing articles fast.
Don't Be A Perfectionist
Your article doesn't have to be perfect. But that does not give you an excuse to write a bad article. You just have to keep in mind that there has to be a balance between a well written article that is finished comparatively fast, and a perfect article that takes forever to write.
Read Other Similar Articles
You can get a good start by reading articles on the topic that you want to write. It's always much easier to have some examples than to start completely from scratch. And when you are ready to write, sit down and write an article that is totally you, and not bits and pieces borrowed from the articles that you have read.
If your article writing speed is not as fast as you would like it to be, the tips above will certainly be useful. I can recall a time when it would take me days to write a single article, and nowadays, I can finish one within one or two hours. And the tips above have certainly helped me achieve this.