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Been thinking a lot about writing efficiency lately. Seems like we all grew up being taught that writing well will be important in any job. But most of that "important writing" will be during some big urgent hurry. I explored some thoughts on this [here](http://blog.statuspage.io/on-writing-well-when-you-re-in-a-damn-hurry). But curious what you all do to write more efficiently.

  • KD

    Karolis Dzeja

    over 3 years ago #

    If you feel a tingle of inspiration, then write because that inspiration might go away. It's way more fun when inspired.

    If you don't feel inspiration, then block out time to write and force it.

    Write about what you know.

    Don't agonize about perfecting it. Give yourself a deadline to publish.

    If you're being inefficient, then figure out what's causing it. Is it fear? Is it the resistance?

  • SR

    Siddi rawat

    over 3 years ago #

    All depends on how logical you think and how much knowledge you gained for the content you suppose to write.
    Also, take time, relax and point out the major and effective knowledge by doing research.
    Research is most important part of any content writing.
    Best of luck :)

  • KL

    keanu lee

    over 3 years ago #

    great tips ! Thanks for sharing with us.

  • JL

    Janessa Lantz

    over 3 years ago #

    What action do you want your reader to take? If I know that answer, it's much easier to quickly write a compelling message.

    • BT

      Blake Thorne

      over 3 years ago #

      Hmm. What if the action I want them to take is to read the thing and want to read more from me? Curious how I can work with that.

      • JL

        Janessa Lantz

        over 3 years ago #

        Still works :) If your CTA is "keep reading" use clear headlines, write something valuable, use images -- all the usual best practices. If you're going to make a subscription ask at the end, make sure you're solving a real problem.

  • KK

    Kev Kaye

    over 3 years ago #

    Hey Blake. Great question.

    The thing that's helped me churn out quality articles and emails, fast — more than anything else — is frameworks. Frameworks set boundaries and guidelines that get you writing almost immediately. The slowest stage of writing, no matter what we're writing, is the blank page. Frameworks eliminate the blank page.

    • BT

      Blake Thorne

      over 3 years ago #

      So like an outline? Curious how detailed you're getting in your frameworks?

      Are you just mapping out sections? Are you summarizing what will go in each section? If you're OK with it, I'd love to see one of your frameworks alongside the final piece it turned into.

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