5 Productivity Strategies for Writers Who Quickly Want More Time

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To finish your book, you’ve got to write. But who’s got the time?

Hi Nick Brodd here. Whether I talk to authors, bloggers or Fortune 500 CEO’s, they all have the same issue. They don’t perceive they have enough time.

I certainly identify with these people. I struggled miserably with the same issue for years. But then I made it a primary mission to master time and started educating myself on the very best productivity tips and tricks.

Here are the 5 quickest ways I’ve found to consistently find time and get more writing done.

  1. Take Control. Writing starts with showing up. Take control of your schedule. Design your ideal weekly schedule with a specific time each week when you get your most important things (such as writing) done.
  2. Use a Timer. My timer keeps me on point. It’s a mental game of course, but it’s like having a mini deadline to reach.
  3. Just Write. Don’t worry too much about quality when you write your first draft. Just write, Edit later.
  4. Follow the Outline. Outlines keeps you on topic. With outlines follows focus, productivity and increased quality.
  5. Keep a Journal.  If you’re like me, your memory sometimes fails you. Get easy access to your best ideas. Write them down in a journal so you can use them in your writing.

Being intentional and using the right techniques is the path to success. Decide what changes you will make today. If just one, that’s fine, but make a change and stick to it. Take responsibility for your time.

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I am a productivity enthusiast, family man, author, executive and entrepreneur. However, the titles I’m most proud of are: 1. Husband 2. Co-creator of the world’s best twin boy and girl. :)
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