William Faulkner perfected the art of stream of conscious writing-he would have been a fabulous article writer. Likewise, Hemingway quipped once that he wrote 95 percent of “shit" to get the 5 percent of masterpiece. Another great article marketer. Quantity drives traffic and quality. The more you write the better you get at writing and getting targeted customers.
Don't spend a lot of time figuring what to write about. Open the laptop and respond to a blog post, news article, trade publication, or customer question. Take the hundreds of small seeds of articles thrown at you daily and write.
Keep a running list of article topics. I have a spreadsheet of keywords I have researched, search referrals from my Google Analytics, and a running list on a pad of paper. When I sit down to write I randomly grab and write. Volume!
Writing fast is not about typing speed. At 50 word per minute, the average article writing expert can blow the doors off of a 100 word per minute speed typist attempting to recreate Hemingway. By the way, refer back to my opening paragraph-this isn't the way he wrote either. Hemingway and most great writer wrote my way.
Edit, Break-up, Rewrite
Now that you have a lot of writing. Let is sit. Come back and take a fresh look at your articles. Don't waste a lot of editing, but make sure the grammar and spelling is clean. Also, look for more article opportunities and ideas. You will see ways to break-up your articles and spark new articles with rewrites.
This is how you leverage your efforts to produce more quantity and more quality.
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