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How to Create Articles Fast

Updated on November 9, 2017
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Mary depends on the Internet for income. She is an article writer. She is stuck to the computer most of the day. She struggles often for motivation and ideas. She hates the fact that the words often don’t flow fast enough. She often compromises on quality just so that she can keep up her volume of output. She has looked at plenty of places on the Internet to find the elusive panacea for writer’s block. Her search has been in vain. If only she could churn out articles faster, she would be able to earn enough to support herself and her family. If only she could churn out articles faster, she would be able to move up the social and economic ladders and have some money to invest in savings. If only...

It is the dream of every person who depends on their writing for income to be able to churn out article after article in next to no time. The reality is that this is easier said than done. However, there are things that one can do to speed up their content creation dramatically and increase the volume of output. This article will explore some of these things.

Planning an Article’s Layout Before Beginning is the Difference Between Success and Failure

Many writers, in their desperation to create content fast, jump to the writing part without an idea in their mind as to how to structure their article. Such people hold the belief that one is not working unless they are seen to be working. This mindset usually leads to an inability to complete the work started.

Some people hold the belief that one is not working unless they are seen to be working.

One may start the writing process in a grand way, but what is the use if they run out of steam in next to no time? It is better to start slowly and build up momentum than to start in a state of frenzied panic and run out of words before the article is even halfway done.

The layout of your article will vary based on the genre and your writing style.

Do Your Research Before You Start

Make note of your points on a note-taking app, Doing research before you begin to write will ensure that you have a steady flow of thoughts as you create your article. Never let the writing and research stages overlap as this could ruin both.

Doing research before beginning to write will give one plenty of points to choose from.
Doing research before beginning to write will give one plenty of points to choose from. | Source

Templates Are Your Friends

Having a set of ready-to-use templates will make the writing part of article creation a breeze. This was something your’s truly discovered quite late in the day, but it is better to be late in discovery than to never discover.

You Must Create Your Own Templates

As far as templates go, one size does not fit all. It is incredibly hard, nay impossible, to find templates online. You must invest your time in creating templates for each of the genres and styles you use as a writer. This investment will reap you rich dividends in the form of saved time as you go along in your journey as a writer.

Keep You Templates a Secret

As a freelance writer, it makes sense to not spill the beans on your templates to your clients.

Many clients have the habit of piling on work when they notice a freelancer who is able to work fast. Create your articles fast if you can, but submit them only on deadline! If your client comes to know that you write based on templates, they will try to get hold of your templates and get rid of you. They may even try to negotiate down the price of your future work based on the assumption that you are paid too much for easy work. This, of course, is not true.

Many clients have the habit of piling on work when they notice a freelancer who is able to work fast.

Being Systematic Makes a Huge Difference

Think for a moment about what it means to be systematic. To be systematic is to be consistent and responsible. It means to work responsibly and sensibly. It means to be efficient and utilize best practices.

Choose a quiet place in which to write. Make sure it is somewhere where others won’t disturb you. If possible, do the bulk of your writing early in the morning when your mind and body are at their freshest. Go to bed earlier if you must. Keep your research material and templates handy before you begin writing. Create a folder on your computer for your articles. Back up to the cloud as often as possible.

Maintain a list of sites that offer copyright-free images. Download images from these sites alone.

Going to bed on time daily is part of the process of being systematic.
Going to bed on time daily is part of the process of being systematic. | Source

The goal of being systematic is to avoid unnecessary stress. Keep that in mind as you build up the habits that serve you.

Last Word

The Mary whose predicament we discussed at the start of this article would be the better off for following the points mentioned in this article. The same holds true for you, reader! Developing new practices as a writer will take time, but the benefits will last a lifetime and translate to increased earnings over time.

Please share your thoughts on how to generate content faster in the comments section below.

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    • rohanfelix profile imageAUTHOR

      Rohan Rinaldo Felix 

      10 months ago from Chennai, India

      Thank you, Sir!

    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 

      10 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very useful tips put in a nice way.

    • rohanfelix profile imageAUTHOR

      Rohan Rinaldo Felix 

      10 months ago from Chennai, India

      Thank you! I'll keep what you've said in mind as I move forward.

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      Alan R Lancaster 

      10 months ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      That's basically it, Rohan: form an idea (can be any source, even from sitting on a park bench with your daily paper), look up some information, build a picture, add a skeleton, 'flesh it out', Bob's yer uncle, Sally's yer aunt. Wait for cash to roll in (if it was only that simple, but here you've got at least a chance of readers picking up on it and building a base to operate from).

    • rohanfelix profile imageAUTHOR

      Rohan Rinaldo Felix 

      10 months ago from Chennai, India

      Looks like you already have quite a few writing tricks up your sleeve, Alan! Teach me a few of them.

      I think"content writing" is a term used in a lot of contexts these days although it usually refers to creating online content, particularly content for websites.

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      Alan R Lancaster 

      10 months ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      Interesting idea Rohan. What exactly is 'content writing'? I've always done some research before scribbling a rough and building the article on that, 'fleshing it out', so to speak. It's like using mathematical formulae to work out Euclid.

      As I don't have to rely on this site for an income as opposed to 'pin money', I suppose I'm on easy street. I get ideas for a story or theme from time to time. Maybe I'm in the wrong business, I could make a living from ideas... You've got me going now, matey.

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