Friday, September 01, 2006

Write More, Write Faster

The competition among freelance writers today is crazy. As such, it's imperative that you learn to write more on a regular basis and write faster so you can churn out even more work if you hope to compete with the top dogs in the industry. You have to write a lot, and if you're anything like me there are some days where you just don't have the creative juices flowing to do so. I've compiled the following tips to help you write more and write faster, as well as a few tricks to getting things done.

1. Plan out your writing schedule! This is possibly one of the most important things you can do as a freelance writer. Not only does planning your writing day enable you to have a clear understanding of the tasks you need to complete, but it gives you a guideline to follow so you don't get lost among everthing you have to accomplish.

2. In the beginning stages, eliminate your need for perfection. Editing and revising are key parts of the writing process, and rather than pore over each sentence you write as they're written, concentrate on producing an article quickly with all the important parts included. Spelling errors, grammatical goofs and sentence structure can be taken care of later!

3. If you want to reduce boredom and create more quality work at a faster rate, I've found it's quite helpful to have a number of projects going simultaneously. Working on several projects at a time will help to keep you writing on a consistent basis, and you can possibly avoid the doldrums altogether by having something new and fresh to work on when another project gets stale.

These are just a few tips that have helped my career as a freelance writer. If you have any of your own tips to add, please leave a comment or e-mail me. I'm always eager to hear your thoughts!

Warm Regards,



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