“To create a piece that takes two minutes to read, writers put hundred more minutes to bring it.”
When you sit down to write something, even the tiniest things can distract you to the most. Even your latest doormat’s price. But as a writer- let me rephrase that again. To be a successful writer, you should get used to productive writing,
Productive writing is something which can build up your writing skills and bring success to you. Because, what people generally think is- writing is just putting up words together, which is actually not. Unless you are really productive, you can’t produce add more and more pieces to your portfolio/project or whatever.
So, how to develop productive writing in you, so as to create tons of content in no time? Personally, I was a lazy guy who wrote most of the posts lying flat on my bed. Now, with a little change in me, I am able to write at least 3-4 articles a day (I work only in nights ).
If you are hit with a new post idea, put it down on a paper so that you don’t miss it. Trust me, you should do this. Because, the number of awesome ideas that I’ve lost are countless.
Writers generally carry a pocket notepad or gadget apps everywhere and so do we.
If your brain goes dumb, my post how to get blog post ideas can help you.
The term productivity itself tells you to focus on work, not on Facebook. You see, Facebook and YouTube are considered to be the biggest distractions for web writers and so bloggers.
The best thing you can do is, turn off your internet access and start writing. Use some writing productivity tools like ZenWriter to focus on writing and nothing else. This is really an awesome tool for writers which doesn’t allow any other application to run other than itself. If you want to be good at productive writing, get it first.
While you’re writing something, do not break in between for spelling mistakes or sentence structures. Write completely and then you can proofread the document for mistakes. This breaks your flow of words and doesn’t carry the message with a continuity.
Proofread only after you completely write the article. This helps you save a lot of time and effort. If you keep correcting each of your mistakes immediately after writing them, I’m sure you’ll take hours to bring the final output.
Choose A Place
Environment always shows a great impact on the productivity. Productive writing can only be achieved if you’ve a peaceful environment to work. It can either be in nature or your workroom.
If you’re another work-from-home blogger, always separate your work area from your living area. Because, when you install your computer right next to your bed, you may want to work from your bed and sooner or later, you end up sleeping on the same bed.
Whenever you find time, either read or write something. Because, when you read a lot, you are exposed to different writing styles and terminologies. You can really learn a lot by reading.
And when you start writing very often,you can improve your writing skills and you get space to use the things which you learned by reading.
To be a successful writer, you should first be healthy. So, always intake healthy and nutritious diet. Because, a happy life comes from healthy, inspiring and balanced work-life.
You might have seen people working in silence and music, as well. You can also find articles which speak for and against, having music while writing something. But this completely depends on you. Personally, I plug in my earphones while I write something (Right now, I’m listening to Gotham’s Reckoning). Though, most of my fellow bloggers write in silence.
If you don’t know what works for you, try!
…and here are few more simple suggestions to boost your productivity-
- If you’re working in a browser, close all the other tabs.
- Use Pomodoro technique
- Turn off the internet, if you work offline.
It’s your turn now.