"The key to writing fast is knowing and perfecting a few."

Alisa Brownan from projecthappilyeverafter says to be a newspaper reporter, write guest blogs and magazine articles, and she ghost and co-author books. She also claims to spend only 6-7 hours typing daily to write between 5,000 and 10,000 words a week!

Article first appeared on problogger.net and if you like what Brownan advices, then follow her @alisabow:

Here the 6 step system, experienced Alisa Brownan uses to write her articles quite fast:

Step 1: Know what you want to say before you sit down. As soon as you finish any blog, start thinking about your next one. Go over lines in your head.

Step 2: Pick the basic format you will use to organize your blog. Most blogs fall into one of the following organizational templates:

  • Q & A – Someone poses a question and then you answer it.

  • Tips: You start with a couple paragraphs of explanation followed by a list of tips.

  • Story: Once upon a time something happened to me, I learned someone from it, and now we’re at the end.

  • List: This might be a list of great websites, great books, or great people to follow on Twitter. This is where we fail way, way too much.

  • Quiz or Test: You pose a series of questions or offer a check off list that allows the reader to figure something out

Step 3: Start writing and don’t stop until there are no words left in your head. Don’t stop for typos. Don’t stop for grammar. Don’t stop because you lose your train of thought. Insert quick notes as you write, such as CHECK NAME SPELLING, FIND URL, or WHAT IS THE WORD I WANT HERE? I use that last one quite frequently.

Step 4: Read your blog from beginning to end. Fill in holes. Tinker. Replace your all caps notes with real text.

Step 5: Read out loud once or twice. This will help you catch typos, pinpoint really awkward writing, and help you tighten things up.

Step 6: Post it!

Via Problogger

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