Friday, May 11, 2007

Writing productivity

It seems that there are "7 ways to Crank Out Articles"

This should't be too bad. While I'm not really interested in cranking out articles, I think that I will try and follow at least some of the rules.

"All writers grapple with procrastination: you know you should be writing
right now, but you find a million other things to do instead."
This applies to me. But I would re-write it as follows:

All writers grapple with procrastination: you know you should be writing right
now, but you find a million things to write about at any one second.

This, for me, means that I would have to follow the last rule first:

"Crank, then revise. Write a shitty first draft, as fast as you can, and then go
back over it. But the key is just to get it out. Craft it lovingly afterwards,
not during. "

Or even the 3rd:

"Brainstorm. If you’re facing a blank screen, it’s often hard to get started. Get
your fingers pumping and your brain moving by making a list — brainstorm some
ideas for the article, or do a bullet-point list with details to be filled out
later, or do an outline. Whatever it is, get your ideas down fast, and things
will start flowing. "

Maybe I'll even improve my writing skills. I'm aware that it leaves much more to be desired. And I think that't the first thing that I wish to improve. Quality comes before quantity for me.

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