“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.” -E.L. Doctorow.
Some alterations in your existing writing process can help you consume less time and write better. In a way, you can increase your efficiency and transform yourself to a pro! Why not try your hands on them and excel? Listed below are six proven ways to master your skills.
- Don’t be in a hurry to write.
The first and the foremost thing is to form an editorial calendar, it paves a complete channel from writing to publishing. Next is to explore and get a broad perspective of the topic, you can use tools like topic generator from Hubspot or set Google alerts for the same. With the use of relevant keywords, you will get the best results. Your aim should be to procure complete data before you start writing. This will create a rough structure of your article, which will help you write quality matter efficiently.
Using – ‘keyword/s year statistics’, you can find out the stats and important information written by other people of your industry. For example- if you want e-commerce related information, you’ll search- e-commerce 2017 statistics to get the desired content. Make sure that the information is authentic. Also, collect swipe files for yourself. These tested, authentic templates and research databases can be used in the article.
After the information is accumulated, create the draft of your article. Once the draft is done, next step is to edit it. To make your job a little easier you can use automated softwares to edit your article. However, this will not complete the editing process, but will help you out in many ways. Do the final editing before publishing the article.
- One must sideline doubtful situations.
The best way to do it is to create written steps of procedure which you will follow to avoid any fuss while writing. For example, in the process of writing the heading for your article you tend to strain your mind to recollect certain rules to frame it. Why not jot down those rules and make your task simpler?
- Before writing, figure out what you intend to convey.
This pre-writing trick will help you draft and publish the article the way you want it in front of your readers. In addition, this would help you focus on your goal instead of wondering what to do next.
- Stick to what you started with!
Your concentration while writing the article is of utmost importance. Chuck out unnecessary things that strike your mind while writing. Instead of switching between different tasks, stick to that one thing that you are doing. This will not only help you to pen down all your thoughts but also reduce the amount of time you would require to complete the task.
- How much time do you take to complete the article?
Time span plays a significant role. It is believed that, if more number of hours are given, then you’ll consume the entire time to finish the task; if less time is given then definitely you’ll finish it in less time. You too agree to this, right. Assort time to increase productivity. For this, you can use the Pomodoro Technique. As per a survey, it is the most effective technique to hitch time. Traditionally, 25 minutes (that is 1 unit) of work followed by 3-5 minutes break; after four units take a longer break, that is usually for about 15-30 minutes. Repeat the same again. While writing an article, create small chunks of it and finish off each chunk in a specific time interval. This way, you’ll be able to work competently.
- Make the most of the technology
In this world of technology, various softwares can do a proficient job. Isn’t typing tiresome than speaking the same thing? So, why not speak and get your work done! You can use Google Voice Typing to form your draft. To gloss over your grammatical or spelling errors or even for plagiarism you can go for Grammarly. All this will help you chop off time-consuming tasks and work efficiently.
Incorporating the above pointers, will not only improve your writing but also help you produce adept quality article. Moreover, you’ll be able to produce great content with stipulated information. With practice, drill these methods into your writing process and see the difference.