More Writing Tips to Help Increase Your Productivity

I was just thinking about productivity again – this is the term I hear left and right at the office. My manager reminds every week to send in our productivity reports. Everyday, we have to show how productive we are. As such, when it comes to my writing, I keep thinking that I have to be productive as well – make the time I spend on my couch writing time well-spent. So here are more writing tips that could help you improve your writing productivity as well. Write first, edit later. This is actually in relation to the first tip I discussed in my previous post. In that post, what we separated were the first two steps – research and then writing. This time, let us separate writing and then editing. I have talked about this several times before – editing is not writing. If you insist on combining the two, you just might end up spending a lot of time on a small amount of work. It would be better to simply write – let the ideas flow. Whatever might be wrong with your work can always be fixed later – when editing takes place. Compartmentalize. This is one of my biggest problems. I love to multitask. I cook while I write. The TV’s on for background noise. I am logged on to my instant messengers as well – the list of things I am doing at the same time could go on and on. However, all these things could prove to be a distraction. If you really want to make the most out of your writing time, I suggest focusing on writing SOLELY and shutting out the world. After all, it is not like you will be acting like a hermit all the time – a couple of hours at a time should be good enough.

Originally posted on February 6, 2008 @ 2:21 am