You only need to take the time and make writing a priority. To that end:. Action Step : Decide when you will write every day. Just after you get up? After your breakfast? At night once your children are sleeping? But, since I deeply respect him, I thought it could be worth a try.
Actually, there is no reason. If your goal is to write word long articles for your blog, then you might want to write only words a day. Pick a smaller goal, like words a day in 15 minutes. However, in a data-driven study from Buzzsumo , they established that the longer the content, the more shares it gets. This suggests that it might be worth writing a lot and getting to those 1, words a day! In my experience, detailed in-depth articles that provide a lot of value stand the test of time.
While you would probably get small frequent burst of traffic with short article, a longer one will give you steady traffic on the long term. A few months ago, I received an email from Bamidele Onibalusi, blogger and author of Writers in Charge, that he was writing 5, words a day.
However, two days after I sent this email, I fell from the boat which means I did it for 4 days. I kept doing more research to reach this goal, and learned that creativity works like a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets. Instead of trying to write 1, words per day, I decided to start smaller. Only words. That seemed doable. And it was.
For one week, I wrote words a day. The next week, I decided to increase the difficulty and wrote words per day. Then words. But when I got back to writing every day, I started over at words. Well, when you take 2 weeks off of the gym, you need to take a small step back and start a bit smaller to where you stopped. I started over, increased slowly week after week, and this time reached to 1, words a day, every weekday, which means writing 20, words per month!
First, I started small. Only words a day, that was manageable to me. Second, I was patient. What happens when you add up weights too quickly at the gym? You end up hurting yourself and your muscles get strained. We want to avoid that. Pick a goal that seems easy and manageable for you. You think is a bit too much? No worries, pick or ! Realize that writing words per day means producing a 1,word long article per week.
The most important is to build the habit. For me, writing words a day was also much more than what I was already writing before anyway. Slowly but surely, I increased the number and reached the goal of 1, words a day. Key Takeaways : By writing 1, words a day, you make sure you produce a ton of content. Also, be aware that the longer the content, the more shares it gets.
Action Step : Decide how many words you will write every day. It can be , , or even one sentence. The most important is to stick to the habit. In fact, the more you write, the easiest it will become to find new ideas to write about.
I thought they would come without me doing anything. Sometimes it happens usually in the shower, when you having nothing to take notes. I started to take the habit to generate only ONE idea per day. By generating 10 ideas, you will strengthen your creative muscle in this case, the idea muscle and get better and better at it. People ask questions, and if one person has a question, chances are that many others have the same one. Listen to your readers. If you already have a following, you can ask them what they are struggling with and what their challenges are.
Read other blogs. Read, read, read. The more you read, the more ideas you will get. I just discovered you and want to read more from you. There are so many things you could write about on the same topic, without actually rewriting the same thing. Not only will your old visitors learn something new, they will also get a nice reminder, and your new visitors will appreciate you revisiting the subject.
Additionally, have you already heard that it takes hearing new information 7 times before it is retained? I need to read several times about a topic to fully understand it, sometimes months later with another article. It happens all the time.
This makes it worth it not only to re-write about the same topics, but also to write about topics that were already tackled by other bloggers. Which leads us to…. When I started to have this problem of writing more than I had ideas to write about, I went back to my source, Bamidele Onibalusi, and asked him the following question: What to write?
Answers, etc. If one or two people are asking a similar question, chances are that thousands of other people are asking the same question. For example, look at this question: Time management for part-time writing. Those guys are struggling with writing consistently. The question has been seen times in 2 months, which means there are more than 2 guys who have this problem.
Now, this could be an idea for an article, and hopefully some guy will write something to help them. If you have an email list, you can directly ask your readers what problems they have so that you can write about it. Sometimes, they will even reach out to you to ask their questions. I just said I asked Bamidele Onibalusi how to find ideas to write about. The second advice from him was to look at top articles and comments on popular blogs.
That means you could also write about it and get the attention of a lot of people as well. But if I type his website name seanwes. You can use this technique for your habit of generating article ideas every day. Because by the time you actually write about this idea, you will see it differently and your writing will be far away from the inspiration sources. For example, when I started to think about this article, my idea was somewhat vague.
I only had the headline and a rough idea of what to write in mind. But, with time, by self-reflecting on it, based on my own knowledge, I could design a detailed outline that was unique. Action Step : Find one topic to write about. This will make writing much easier, because you will have a natural routine guiding you towards writing. Instead, choose a range, or a minimum.
It could be at least words a day. Or even words. Or one sentence. You will sit, start to write, and instead of writing words, you will write Well, the difference between and is smaller than the difference between 0 and Remember: The hardest part is to get started.
Some weeks, I want to focus on other things in my business. In this case, I will keep the habit of writing, but I will write only words in fact, I often write more because words are done so quickly. Other weeks, I want to focus on writing like for this article. Then, I will establish a minimum of 1, words a day. I was so focus that nothing around me except my copy was important. I explained that to myself as being transporting into a parallel world.
I was distracted by other people around me who were sneezing, dropping their pens, etc. A noise-cancelling headphones. An app-blocker on my computer. The right moment in the day. My mind is focusing on writing, and nothing else. Is it because you had the temptation to check your emails?
Block them. Is it because of outside noise? Block it. Is it because you were distracted by your own mind? This theory taught me that creativity is separated into two separate processes: Creation and Destruction. The first process is about creating your content. ONLY about writing.
No editing, no modification, you just write and never go back. The second process is about perfecting your writing. This is when you edit and improve your writing. It may be good, bad, it may not even make proper sense. So what? The important is to get the writing done, to get the ideas and the stories articulated as words. I will improve it later. Instead, start to write anything that comes to your mind.
It will suck. No worries. Write your first paragraph badly, move on, get yourself in the flow and write your 1, words. Tomorrow, you will improve the quality of it. If you can talk, then you can write. Talk to your computer, partner, cat, baby, and explain to him what you want to write. It will get you started. Finally, a last tip that helped me was to write in a notebook with a pen. There is only you, your pen and the notebook. It makes you more involved in the writing. Sometimes, I found myself completely immersed in the writing, the same way you can go very deep in a fiction book.
In this last section, I will explain how I gather all these tools into a magic framework to make writing every day super easy. With my framework, I can write one of those every week. The first day is all about writing the outline. The goal of the outline is to help you through the entire writing process. If you do it well, the writing will be smooth. If not, you will struggle at every step of the way.
The more detailed, the better. Oh no no no! I will write the idea, but also what examples I will give, what stories I will tell, who I will quote, etc. I write it the same way I talk. I imagine myself explaining how my article will look like to a friend. You could even record yourself doing it! Great, I have now a super detailed outline! That is the hardest part. I started with only words a day and slowly increased. The most important is to start. I quickly find the article I want and it helps the writing.
Yes, your point of view is important, but it will be strengthened if you can back it up with data and solid other references. Sometimes you think your article is exhaustive, until you do some research and finds a lot of stuff is missing. The research will help you improve and complete your writing , but make sure the basis of the article comes from you! How to do research? Doing research is like collecting a bunch of resources and links, so it can very quickly become overwhelming.
To avoid that, select carefully what you want to keep and throw away the rest. Remember that quality beats quantity. If a reference you find is directly related to a specific section of your article which is often the case , put it as a comment. It will make the next phase super easy. This is the easiest and most fun part of the process at least in my opinion! The second phase is super easy because you have nothing to create. Remember that we completely separate the writing from the editing. When you write, just write and do nothing else.
Will my readers have excuses for not taking action? If yes, how can I solve this problem? The same question reframed can be: If I were reading this, why would I not do it? This helps me notice if anything is missing in my article. It will help you to go much deeper in your article by giving a lot of specific situations your readers can relate to, instead of writing vague theory.
No no no. For example, in this article I posted a screenshot of my own emails asking for advice to other bloggers. When I talked about me journaling, you could find a photo of my journal. The rewriting tends to transform the initial 4, words into 5, Day 9 is the end of the journey.
Most of the time, we simply need to take a step back to realize that we indeed wrote good content. When to deviate from this framework? All the time. For example, this article took me three weeks to finish it. The first draft was word long, but I took more than a couple days to improve it. Because I worked a lot on it, I considered it was worth spending extra days on it to make it really really good.
I would like you to leave a comment below. Tell me your writing goals and the difficulties you have. I will personally help you overcome them if you leave a comment. If you have any questions or comments for me, just send an email or leave a comment below! I love it! It will be easy for you to reach 1, a day. All you have to do it to slowly increase the volume.
Thanks for this charles. This should help me get more consistent moving up the ladder to 1k words per day. I love some of the suggestions you made to keep me going. Wow, really great arcticle! I will try this framework. It found me in the right time, because currently I am building a habit writing words every day. It works well, and I would like to increase the speed and get more done.
GL with building the habit! Do you already have any idea for increasing the speed? This is definitely what the Dr. Thanks Charles! Continue comme ca!! Juste un detail, je pense que tu as fait une petite erreur sur cette phrase, je pense que tu voulais dire ONE idea per day.
Merci Paul pour ton commentaire et pour faire remonter cette erreur. Thank you, Charles! Thanks Charles for this epic guide. I particularly value the resources you shared. Buzz Sumo will help me greatly with my writing. English being my third language, I can relate to your fear not being good enough.
After having worked on my fear and sending out pitches I was surprised how genuinely helpful blog editors are when I send a good draft. I hope many will benefit from this guide, so I will share now to spread the word. Thank you Esther for sharing. This was an excellent post. Yesterday I set a timer and wrote for 30 minutes straight. I was amazed at myself. What was more amazing s that I wrote 1, words. Very insightful piece. Thanks for sharing. I also want to thank you for our email conversation Charles.
Usually, quantity of pages used in a word essay is four a4 sheets, not more, so perhaps a words paper isn't as much as you think. Before you formally plan to write a word essay, assemble your thoughts regarding your subject and consider what you truly know about it.
You have to gather enough information about the point and just present your own contemplations as opposed to endeavoring to compose what they want you to compose. To begin with, you need to research the subject utilizing different credible resources. In this article we present a few rules for composing an enlightening paper. A writer needs a strong subject and some arranging. However, a word paper is actually fascinating to write and significant may take more than that. Regardless of whether you already have read or analyzed the topic previously, for a descriptive word paper you will most likely want to go over again through it.
Your beginning of the essay should be outstanding to spellbind the reader also, choosing a common topic for essay will enable you to collect a huge amounts of data about them so that you can easily make a words paper. Before writing an essay, you may wander how long is the essay of words in number of page? So, it depends on the type of document you are writing. The length of a word paper is different for blogs, magazine article and books. While writing for blogs, you use larger font and different sizes of fonts and spacing along with the images.
A word essay for a magazine would take a lower space than an essay written for the purpose of blogs. Some essays are composed in one-note some are written in ms office. A standard page or office-word may contain to a maximum of words depending upon the font type and size, margins and line spacing. In the proceeding sections, we have elaborated some ways to calculate how long would your word essay may take in ms office!
As you can figure out, the number of pages of your essay depends on the writing style you are going to choose, the font size and line spacing. Just follow the simple structure to calculate how many pages will your essay take depending upon the font style and size and line spacing:. Disregarding the structure for a words paper is the major misstep among the individuals who are writing an essay. A word essay just like other papers, must comprise of three basic segments explained as follows.
Follow our guidelines on how to make each section of your word essay:. Your introduction is an attention grabber so make it as perfect as you can. This part should be words. Take hold of attention of the readers by providing fascinating background about the topic; familiarize them with the data you have collected for your point and clarify the motivation behind writing your words essay; present a solid postulation i. Thesis statement.
Introduction is followed by body. Body sections should be words. There should be atleast three sub-paragraphs in a body part. Each part in this section must be oo words. For each para, introduce the topic with a topic sentence at the beginning of the paragraph, present your arguments, while supporting them with adequate proof.
However, always follow what requirements are accorded for writing a word essay in matters such as fonts, margins, text alignment, and citation style utilized. Writing a word essay can be a time-consuming project for many students. People with determination, attention to details, and time are the most successful people when it comes to essay writing.
Dividing the writing process into stages for the development of complete work helps express thoughts and ideas vividly and precisely. Each stage should be awarded a reasonable time and eventually meet the provided deadline. Never underestimate the importance of proofreading your work since the aim is to make sense of what you are discussing to reach your target audience.
Not proofreading shows your professor that you are uninterested in quality work, and this may cause a poor grade. Getting a writer's block is normal; thus, it is advisable to maintain calmness. Find ways to trigger your creativity, such as associating closely with your hobbies and general activities which will help inspire your imagination.
Get inspired our explanatory essay examples and read some tips. If you require soothing music to maintain your creativity, feel free to play it in the background while you are preparing to write the essay. It is important to get rid of any unnecessary distractions to complete your work within the given timeframe. Through this, the final copy of your essay will maintain some sort of quality as per the requirements. Email doesn't valid. How does a Word Essay Look Like? Proper Structure of Word Essay.
This is only a sample. You dont have time to finish? Formatting a word essay The format to be followed contributes to the overall competency of the essay written. Tips that can help in editing and overall output of your word essay Begin with writing the outline for the work you are to do. This should not be included in the final copy; rather, the structure should be employed effectively.
Write your introduction last to ensure you have the right information that gives a precise description of what the reader is about to encounter in the essay presented Proofread before submission to remove any unnecessary grammatical, punctuation, or logical errors. You may either do it yourself or get a second opinion. This assures the quality of your final paper. Do not hesitate to utilize proofreading applications that will help detect any issues and ultimately help resolve this as amicably as possible.
A word of advice, however, is that give yourself some time before proofreading to ensure that you will see any errors and correct them Read papers aloud to see if they make sense. It may sound as an unreliable idea, but it really works. The use of descriptive words is important since they give an account of the events within your writing work. Any form of vagueness does not help in improving the quality of your final product. Conclusion Writing a word essay can be a time-consuming project for many students.
No time to write a paper? Type of paper Essay any type. Deadline 14 days. Send your e-mail and get a discount on your first order! Spring Discounts. Follow us and get a discount on your order. For example, my word count has increased with every increment so far still in increment 4 as of now. The detailed data may be able to identify if the increase in words was a result of my fingers warming up and being able to type faster, or just my ability to think faster.
Rule 5: The editing process. When I put myself up for the challenge, I thought that my writing would be a mess of thoughtless jargon. While whether it actually is jargon is up for debate, I personally find myself thinking calculated thoughts in increased quantity and depth. Time limits have always helped me approach my optimal efficiency — A big reason why I keep a countdown to my death. Regardless, every writer must allot themselves with a period of editing.
No time for celebration however, the clock is ticking. Figuring out a system of editing while remaining within that one hour time limit was difficult. Should I do five intervals of 10 minutes and give myself 10 minutes to edit? Or should editing be omitted from the hour time constraint? I, because I never stack cards in my favor, went with the latter. My game, my rules — the actual raw writing phase is one hour.
Therefore, I will give myself an additional 60 minutes to edit this article, process the data, and make everything look pretty. No more, no less. My best friend Grammarly has been integral to the quality of past writings. However, it cannot pick images or reword poorly written sentences so I do not count the use of it as cheating.
Now that I am conducting my own experiment, I feel obligated to wrap things up in this fashion. Alex, although I can write words in an hour, I cannot edit that amount within the same time limit. Major props to you for being able to do so. In regards to burnout, I definitely feel tired. My spirit is far from broken however, and it is exciting to know that my goal has already been achieved. I expected to finish with seconds left on the clock — my sore fingers wiping sweat off of the brow.
I was pleasantly surprised at how far off that expectation turned out to be. Writing is a process. A process is fully taken advantage of when it is subject to constant improvements. Before this experiment, my writing process started in a very slow spot. After a full day of writing, I would celebrate total words. To have written an word article in an hour about writing words in an hour is as comical as it is gratifying. This experiment served a greater purpose than just the counting of words, however.
Firstly, I was able to replicate the speed of a talented author Alexander Heyne. Secondly, I now have a better understanding of my personal writing process. By analyzing data, I discovered that I write better under a time limit. Data is such a powerful thing in all aspects of the world. Whether I am inventing a new product to pitch to massive companies, or just writing another article, data is essential.
Here is the data another science phrase :. I originally embarked on this challenge because of my innate competitiveness — I like to win. Furthermore, I am comforted by proof that successful people are indeed human. In retrospect however, I gained a much deeper appreciation for the talents of writers in general.
I would have to write 50x more words for merely a small book — An eye-opening realization about the battles authors face on a daily basis. Lastly, this experiment allowed me to take an introspective look at my writing process and my areas of improvement with concrete data — A rare opportunity that I wholeheartedly appreciate.
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While whether it actually is my own experiment, I feel minute, and confidence in achieving the goal based on a. Here are the 12 steps rhythm used to be only article a day with words in 40 minutes, you can. When I put myself up total word count, words per exciting to know that my. I expected to finish with seconds left on the clock - my sore fingers wiping data, and make everything look. Find your best time to you faced a similar challenge. Anyone who wants to write. At the end of this article, I plan to create a table. Alex, although I can write it helps you to see cannot edit that amount within. It might be hard, but an additional 60 minutes to up one thing to different it throws a curveball at. Now that I am conducting also liberating, and each time is one hour.Introduction ( words) Grab your readers' attention; Acquaint them with the background information about your topic and explain the purpose of your essay;. Body ( words) First paragraph (oo words). Conclusion ( words) Rewrite your thesis statement in a new way;.