How to Write Smart
A Simple Yet Very Effective Way to Write and Get it Done!
Below are eight simple and quick steps to writing effectively, which can be used by anyone who has writing to do, particularly on a deadline. And who doesn’t? These steps were developed by a professional writing company which makes millions of dollars each year teaching small and large companies how to write. When I mention large companies, I mean companies that make billions of dollars yearly.
Quickly, the reason companies needed this training is the same reason students in third grade need it. Go way back in your memory and let’s say, you have a book report to do. When do you start writing the book report? The night before it’s due, right? What’s that? Oh, you would write it the morning it was due, before school. Yeah, that’s right, because the night before, that was when you started reading the book. Got it.
Well, corporate America is not that different. Procrastination is rampant at all levels. Here are the simple steps that big business pays big bucks to get past the procrastination, get the work done and save a lot of previously wasted time and money.
Now, you can use it to make the bucks for you.
1. Quickly write down your main points using a word or very short phrase.
2. Organize your points listing them by what you will write first, second, third, etc.
3. Begin writing your content, point by point. DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELF TO EDIT AT THIS TIME WHATEVER YOU DO. Remember you are to be your best friend while writing, not your worst critique.
4. Let your writing "cool off" for a day or two.
5. Review your work, making quick corrections on punctuation, grammar and rewording. Your spell check and grammar checking can help you here, but don’t rely on them completely. Keep yourself from making this a difficult and time-consuming chore. Move through it quickly, keeping it "light" so you do not bog yourself down in perfectionism, analysis paralysis or wondering what your third grade teacher would say.
6. Once you have completed your first point, move to the next point and repeat steps 1-5 until you have gone through the entire piece.
7. Then put it on your auction, your web site, in your business journal, your manuscript, or send it off to the newsletter, publisher or whatever.
8. Have fun! Creation should be a joyful expression of ones self, not the next opportunity to beat yourself into a bloody pulp, though some might think that can be fun at times, too.
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