Writing is not easy. It’s even more difficult to do consistently well. There are so many writers out there who try to remain consistent, but find it challenging to produce quality content.
Therefore, how can you manage to produce more content that is 10 times better than your previous work?
If you’re looking for answers, check out these 7 Tips for Increasing Your Quality and Quantity.
Set daily writing goals
Some days you’re just not feeling it, and other days you have the most incredible ideas for articles. At least for me, a big factor in my success is setting daily goals for my writing.
For example, if today is a bad day for me, then I know I have to find a way to write something up for tomorrow. I might have a great idea for an article, but I can’t force myself to write it down and put it aside until tomorrow.
Setting a daily goal helps me get my writing done, and it also helps me stay productive.
Commit to working on your writing
It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that once you’ve written an article, it’s already done. You can’t just pop an article out of nowhere.
It takes time, thought, and effort. So, if you told yourself that you were going to write an article every week, then you need to commit to this.
You can’t just tell yourself that you’re going to write every week (although that’s a good start), you need to commit to it. If you want to commit, commit.
Take a stand-up break
When you’re in a writing mood, why not write?
Writing at any time is fine, but every hour, taking a 10-15-minute break is important. Get up, take a walk, and do something fun and enjoyable, but let your fingers be free from writing for a little while.
It’s almost like a break from writing, and it helps you get back in the swing of things when you return to your desk. If you always write at the same time, take advantage of having multiple times to write (like at lunch or in the late afternoon).
That way, you can take advantage of different moods and different energy levels.
Get off emails and social media for writing time
Some of your best ideas come to you when you’re out of the office or at home, not while you’re stuck in the office staring at a screen.
If you have emails and social media messages, open them up and reply if necessary. If you want to write, put your concentration fully into writing that article you wish to finish in due time.
What I like to do is spare my time before doing anything else to focus on replying to emails and social media messages. I do this in about 10 minutes, depending on how important they are. Once I am done, I shift my focus to content writing.
Don’t spend your writing time writing emails. If you have social media on, then close it out and get writing. Social media can really consume a lot of your time.
Unless you are doing research on your topic or finding inspiration, emails and social media should not be destructive to creating content.
Take advantage of these opportunities to get off email and social media to get back to the task at hand.
Ditch perfectionism and learn to edit ruthlessly
It’s easy to get caught up in the idea of perfection. You want to write perfect articles, and you want to publish perfect articles. But, you can’t write perfect articles.
You can write articles that are better than the average article, but you can’t write articles that are perfect. You can, however, edit ruthlessly.
Almost everything you write, you can edit ruthlessly. You don’t have to change everything, (like you would if you were reading your article to someone and decided it was too wordy, but it was just fine, to begin with). You can change a few things to help your writing flow a little more smoothly.
Ask for feedback and accept it gracefully
If you want to improve your writing, you have to get feedback. You have to get your articles read, you have to get your articles edited, and, you have to get your articles reviewed.
Anyone who’s serious about writing articles has to get serious about getting feedback, and feedback has to come in two forms: edits and reviews.
You have to accept edits and reviews gracefully, but you have to ask for them. If you want to improve your articles and learn to write better, you have to ask for feedback.
You have to ask for comments on your articles; you have if you want to get better. You can’t just expect people to edit your articles for you; you have to ask them to review your work as well.
Plan ahead and do research on your topic.
Part of the writing process is research. If you want to write better articles, you have to do your research (which can be done in a variety of ways).
You have to figure out what to write about, you have to figure out who your audience is, and you have to figure out how to reach your audience.
Most of this information can be found online. Research is not easy, and it can be time-consuming, but you have to be willing to do a bit of research to write better articles. Planning ahead will save you lots of time during writing the actual article.
In conclusion, writing is a skill that can be learned and improved with effort. In this article, I’ve explored how to make the most of your writing time.
I hope that you’ve found these tips helpful as you continue to develop your writing skills. If you want to learn more, take a look at our other articles on writing.
Let me know in the comment section what other tips work for you. If you have any questions or opinions regarding this or other articles, let me know as well.
2 thoughts on “How to Write More, Better: 7 Tips for Increasing Your Quality and Quantity”
Great advice. I think I’ve spent ten times more editing than writing.
Editing is the essential part of writing. It makes it clear and easy to read.
Thank you for reading!