According to my writing app, I write between 12 – 15,000 words per week.
This number includes words from articles, emails, social media posting, and other areas.
I have introduced something new into my writing process that helps improve my articles and reduce the amount of mistakes I make.
In the video below, I go through the different stages of publishing something and share my new trick.
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My Writing Process
Get your first draft done. Write down all your ideas and don’t worry about crafting the perfect article right now.
This is all about getting your ideas onto paper (or, onto WordPress!).
I like to do this in one sitting.
Go through your first draft and make changes. Take out things that don’t work, move paragraphs around, and add in anything that makes the article flow better.
Don’t worry too much about grammar and little mistakes right now. If you see something, change it – but don’t go looking for them.
I then read the article out loud like I am doing a presentation. It helps me notice whether the article flows and helps me spot mistakes I make.
(Note: I noticed some mistakes in the video after publishing it – fewer mistakes not less – but you don’t have the luxury of editing your video in this way unless you re-record it.)
You could get someone to proofread your articles. However, for me at least, this will add up and I need a very quick turnaround.
Over to You
Do you have any tips about writing?
Let me know in the comment section below.