“Email Players” subscriber Alejandro C. ask about fast writing:
“Do you now what I’d pay for? A crash course on getting faster my email writing efforts. It often takes me up to an hour to get an email done: editing and sending included. Sometimes more.”
My command is your wish.
I once read an interview with Neil Gaiman who is easily one of the world’s most respected and prolific writers (comic books, novels, short stories, screenplays, etc). He said his high school guidance counselor asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. Neil told him he wanted to write American comic books. When he realized school was all but useless for this, he decided to start working in publishing to get experience writing. So he got on the phone, and by the end of the day sold two newspaper articles he hadn’t yet written.
Then, he said:
“It’s good for any would-be writer to write a couple hundred thousands words under tight deadlines”
At the end of 2010 (the week between Christmas and New Years) I made a goal to be client-free by the end of 2011. The first thing I tried was creating a small info publishing business based heavily on SEO that required me writing over 1,000 ezine articles, 400 hundred or so unique blog posts, and about 90 or so email auto-responder messages. Plus, I was writing all the emails and copy on retainer for a biz-opp company, I was also writing my own daily emails, writing my old monthly Crypto Marketing Newsletter, and some other things.
For a month and a half I barely slept.
I wrote morning, noon, and night.
And, while that business flopped (Google decided to slap article directories right when sales were starting to come in — Yay!), on a scale of 1-10 my writing speed went to 12.
Thus, the free secret to fast writing:
Writing lots of words under intense deadline pressure.
It ain’t secksy, but it’s got teeth.
Just like everything I teach in “Email Players”, not-so-coincidentally.
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