Chris Knight of EzineArticles.com has a great strategy for shaving time off the task of writing an article and distributing it to an online article directory like his.
It’s called The Stopwatch Strategy. Chris explains:
“Get yourself an inexpensive stopwatch or desk clock. Become aware of your article writing baseline by simply timing how long it takes you to write, edit and then upload an article. Challenge yourself to shave 5-10 minutes off the process until you’re down into the 20-40 minutes per article range.”
Back in my newspaper days, it seems like we were always doing this—writing against the clock. So I like Chris’ idea.
But first, turn off your cell phone and remove your office telephone receiver from its cradle. Turn off the fax machine. Put the dog outside. And place a “do not disturb” sign on your door.
If you want ideas on how save time trying to come up with a great headline for your article, check out my free article “Headlines for How-to Articles.”
And what if you just plain hate writing? Check out The Publicity Hound’s Resources List, which includes freelance writers, ghostwriters and others who would be more than happy to take this task off your hands.