Why would you want to write fast in the first place, there are a myriad of reasons why you want to write faster, the more you write the more you can get done, especially if you get paid for your writing. The other reason for writing fast is that it can dramatically help with the flow of what you are writing.
When you write there is a certain flow in your thoughts and you should follow that flow to wherever it make lead. The flow comes from your subconscious mind and flows into your conscious mind onto the computer or the piece of paper. Writing fast allows the continuity of the flow of thought to keep going without a break so that you don’t lose your trail of thought.
The approach is to allow the information that has been synthesized by your subconscious mind to materialize and to be brought forth into realty. This method initially requires discipline. The first thing to do or the steps are as follows:
Step 1: Do not write and edit at the same time, this sounds easier said than done because we are so use to writing and editing our work at the same time that we are unconscious that we are doing it. The reason for this is not to interfere with the flow of thoughts as you are writing. You are essentially attempting to get out of your own way.
Step 2: Once you have completed the writing then you can go back and edit what you have written, correcting spelling or grammar or maybe re-working some of your writing so it makes sense and follows a more logical sequence.
In essence the two actions of writing and editing should be separated because they are different modes of thinking and moving from different modes of thinking while doing a single action can be detrimental to the flow of thoughts and your creativity.
When editing you can also look at the flow of what you have written to make sure that it makes sense and that there is some form of rationale behind what you have written.
If what you are writing requires research to be done prior to writing, then I would suggest first researching the topic that you want to write about and reading up on the subject matter to write about. After you have read and digested your research material start writing from your subconscious mind without being critical in anyway.
I have found that I write faster when I don’t look at what I have written on the screen; instead I focus on the keyboard and focus on the words that I am writing from my mind. This prevents me from viewing what I have written and the urge to edit it there and then while I am writing.
This approach tremendously speeds up your writing by separating the two actions. They can be looked at as creative and critical parts of the process of writing.
Creativity best flows undisturbed without any inhibitions or controls. If you introduce critical thinking into the creative process then it no longer becomes creative by its very nature. This turns your writing into a stop and start process which inhibits your creativity.
The reason why this is a more efficient way to write is because your creativity is based on the right side of your brain and your intellect that you use to criticize what you are writing is on the left hand side of your brain. So when you are writing you want to stay on the right hand side of your brain so that you can tap into your creative mind without having to continuously shift from right brain to left brain which fragments the flow of creativity from your right brain.
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