How To Write Naturally And Skyrocket Your Productivity
To achieve success as a writer or info-product developer, you
can't worry about editing as you write. Just write it. Let the words flow out onto the page and worry about editing
Write as fast as you can. You'll find that a pressing deadline
forces you to get to work and using a simple kitchen timer can make you a far more productive
If you've ever run into a wall with your writing, or stared at a
blank page for more than a second or two, you know how a slight interruption in your writing flow can impede your
Go back and forth between writing and editing and it takes you
out of the natural flow. It breaks your stream of consciousness writing where the words flow off your fingertips at
record speed and in a magical fashion.
Combining editing and writing is laborious work that can quickly
wear you out. If you write 5 pages a day when you write naturally, you may find yourself writing just 1 page or
less with editing in the same time period.
So how can you break free of the editing trap and still produce
The short answer is to write first and to write fast. And only
edit after the writing is done.
When you're writing naturally, you're using the right hemisphere
of the brain. Your right brain paints word pictures of what it imagines. But the left is logic-oriented and it only
generates what it thinks belongs. Writing is a right-brain activity while editing is
Quality writing and high-output writing go hand in hand. When
you get into the flow and you write naturally as it comes to mind - that's where the true magic
According to Gabrielle Lusser Rico, author of Writing The
Natural Way -- "if you can speak, form letters on the page, know the rudiments of sentence structure, take a
telephone message, or write a thank-you note, you have sufficient language skills to learn to write the natural
way." Writing and creating information products that sell isn't something that's reserved for some and not for
others. Anybody can do this.
Get it out of your mind and onto the page. Let it flow. When you're finished,
tweak what you've written with your logical mind.
Author Lusser Rico labelled these two brain hemispheres "Sign and Design". She
discusses the connection between the two hemispheres and reminds us that
quality writing is usually a collaboration between the two sections of the brain. It's finding the right
combination of logic (convey the right information) and creativity (comminicating with clarity in an interesting
When it's time to write, allow yourself freedom of expression. Write naturally and
without limitation, other than time. Drive yourself to communicate most effectively. When you finish, make it as
strong as it can be.
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