I think it is quite ironic that I am writing this post while trying to avoid writing a post. I know why I searched for the topic in Google and while I tell myself it's to increase the my writing output, I know for a fact that in order to increase, I just need to do it. Lately I have been testing out both Wikidpad and
The Journal. While I used to write more longhand, now I do most of it on the computer. I find it easier to find things I have written and actually put them to use. I can use search. I do like The Journal because it has a dated Journal function. I open to a new page every day and practice. It is the first thing I see when I turn on my laptop. So my method of teaching myself to write faster is by forcing practice. Each day I just start typing whatever is on my mind for at least 10 minutes. If I don't want to stop by then, I usually have a post or an article. Another way to write faster is by typing faster. A mind works much faster than fingers. And once you learn how to get out of your own way and start writing, increasing your typing speed by 100% will increase your output the same. Of course, there is always editing. But you will have more to edit faster. I have calculated it in my head. Writing at my average of 40 WPM will give me an article in about 15 minutes. If I increased that to 60 WPM, it would be done in 10. Not much of a change, but if you have a few blogs you want to write daily for, that's the difference between 4 and 6 posts in an hour. But there are other ways to write faster and while I was putting off doing the actual task of writing, I happen to find these posts: How to Write an Article in 20 Minutes - Incubate a lot of articles and carry a notebook around for ideas. How to Write Great Copy Fast - Turn your topic into a question that you will answer in writing. How to Write Fast - Get in the right state of mind and set up your environment. How to Write Fast - Out of necessity How to Write Articles for Article Marketing in Less Than 12 Minutes - Use a formula to write faster. A whole series of article on the writing process from Joseph Sutton. And then I found Writing FAST: How to Write Anything with Lightning Speed and had to add it to my Amazon wish list. And look for Zemanta to add a few after the post. Please feel free to add your favorites tips and posts in the comments.