It might be due to my career working with computers and computer stuff but I get caught up in the process of how writers work. I have read several books on writing fast. These are the ones that motivated me to write more and faster:
- Monica Leonelle’s The 8-Minute Writing Habit: Create a Consistent Writing Habit That Works With Your Busy Lifestyle (Growth Hacking For Storytellers)
- Chris Fox’s 5,000 Words Per Hour: Write Faster, Write Smarter (Volume 1)
- Rachel Aaron’s 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love
If you really are a writer and want to actually write, these books will at least get you going. I enjoyed seeing how these writers took their level of writing to a new height. In Nicholas Sparks on Writing, he talks about the business of writing and how he writes 2,000 words a day pretty much six days a week.
It’s all about habit. I’ve taught and written about changing habits and finding time. Lately I am loving all the resources on the internet so am reaching out and pulling in the great advice I find there. Like Leo Babuata’s advice on Writing Daily.
How I Write
I use Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 on my desktop and since reading Leonelle’s book, I use Swype on my tablet. I hit about 5,000 words a day. Recently I had to give up ghostwriting and get busy with my own writing and a bad thing happened. I got paralyzed and could not accomplish anything. That’s another story and this fall, a constant source of angst for me.
About Dragon — I got the premium edition because it lets me record my dictation elsewhere and then transcribes the recording for me. I use my old HTC One V phone with an iRig microphone which makes a nice clear recording. Oh and one thing that helped was getting a good microphone for my computer. I have a Blue Yeti microphone that give a great sound. I also got these microphones because I have a couple of courses on Udemy and needed really clean sound for that.
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