10 Ideas How to Write Quality Content Quickly

The Faster You Write, the Better You Write

I’m sure you know that content marketing works. Not only that, but the more valuable content you publish – the faster your business grows. I’m also sure you want to write extremely valuable content. But how do you do it consistently without it taking over your life?

What if you could speed up the process of creating great content? What if you had a magical list of tips and strategies that could tell you how to write content faster?

Here are 10 great ideas how to write quality content quick as a busy professional:

1. Keep a Stack of Good Ideas

Keep a running list of possible content topics and plan ahead with an editorial calendar. Sometimes, great content ideas pop into our heads at the strangest of times – on a walk, in the shower, or even in the middle of the night. Whenever those ideas strike, write them down immediately!

2. Know What You Will Write on

Nothing wastes your time like sitting down to write and not knowing what you want to say. This is why having an editorial calendar based on your needs and goals is so important. Also, when you have a topic in advance, you can create a blueprint of what you’re going to write even before you sit down to write.

3. Create the Right Environment and Mindset

When you sit to write, create an inspiring and pleasant atmosphere around you without any distraction. Sit at a proper table. Block out all the interruptions. Put your phone away and in silent mode. If it helps, listen to some soothing music to maintain your concentration.

4. Create a Blueprint First

Dividing your content into different headings and sub-headings makes content creation faster, more organized and convenient. A well organized blueprint helps you organize your thoughts, makes sure you’ve included all the important points, keeps you from overthinking, and helps keep you from repeating yourself.

5. Create Your Subheadings First

Speaking of structure, subheadings are the key to keeping your blueprint (and content) organized, and your writing efficient. Subheadings will help you identify the most important points in your piece and where they should go depending on flow.

6. Write as Fast as You Can (Using The Writing Machine)

The Writing Machine is the process that is at the heart of our Write Your Book in 28 Days, and how I wrote ALL my books in less than 28 days. Here it is on video:

7. Write The Introduction at the End

Next to your headline, the introduction of the article/post/chapter is the most important thing. If it’s not interesting, promising and gripping enough, your readers will stop reading. It is a lot easier and faster to do AFTER the content is written.

8. Write First, Edit Later

Writing and editing take two very different skill sets. Writing is creative – it can be messy and jumbled and rambling. Editing takes focus, precision, and clarity. Write and move on. Re-read everything you wrote at the end – after you completed the entire content.

9. Eliminate Unnecessary Information

Make your content to the point, concise and direct. It’s easy to get into more details and explain whatever you’re trying to explain with too much information. It takes longer to write and too much information wastes your readers’ time and confuses them more than clarifies your ideas.

10. Keep it Simple

Too often, writers ramble on too long, or wander off topic onto multiple directions. Good nonfiction texts are concise and stick to a single topic. They follow one train of thought and take less time to write.

Now It’s YOUR Turn

For five minutes… come up with as many ideas as you can… how could you write high quality content – faster?

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  1. Love all the tips shared by you and the community. Especially about the LinkIn blogging, be yourself and Just Do It. Was amazed by the positive impact of the Writing Machine from excursie 6. Didn’t know I had it in me to write such an exciting story in so little time.
    Next to all other tips here are a few of mine:

    1) visualize what you want your story to do to your audience. Which feeling / mood do you want them to have when the finish Reading your content
    2) I always have my dictaphone from by iPhone by the hand whenever I am walking or driving my car. Whenever and idea pops into my mind I record it. That way I can recall my own excitement and the emotions surrounding my ideas
    3) connect your content to the developments happening within your field of expertise or around the world for that matter. Reflect on the news in your own words. Take your readers on a journey in the way your thinking. In this manner you built trust and show your expertise in a different manner than when selling.
    4) love what your doing/create/deliver and let it show all through the content. Remember the WHY for doing/creating/delivering it. Describe it with passion

  2. content
    - write the content down at the moment you are 'in the moment' or enthusiast.
    - the same but then use audio recording (to remember the heat of the moment)

  3. Visualize what you write and translate it into the reader's perception.
    Write in the I form with a lot of verbs that makes it more active instead of writing in the passive voice.
    Provide short sentences. Long sentences are harder to read.
    Avoid doubting words such as maybe, quite, actually, possibly.
    Make a schedule.
    Concrete language use
    Every now and then use a superlative: great, impressive, wonderful, immense, gigantic
    Climax from small to large: first a few people appeared, then more people flocked to the square and finally 150,000 thousand people stood in front of the post office.
    Formulate positively
    State what you want and avoid denials. I want to go home instead of I don't want to stay here.
    Translate large numbers into examples that are easier for the reader to grasp. 10 hectares are 10 football fields.
    Use words that encourage the reader. How cool it is when you achieve this.

  4. Again a great subject. And you all have valuable tips. Here are mine.
    As Ine already said, who are you writinig for? Visualize and also tune in on your audience. I also use feeling in the process.
    I ask myself the question: when my kids were younger would I like to have the information I am now giving my audience?
    I use Google Alerts for topics, inspiration and research.
    When I am without inspiration I go for a walk to clear my head and get inspired.
    I have done the writing exercise. I love to combine words that in first instance don't seem to match. It was also an assignment in a public speaking course I attended.

  5. I love the Writing Machine! Fantastic that you put the video to teach us. Great!

    Just a disclaimer: I don't have a website (the traditional way) and I only use LinkedIn for my Content Marketing. Facebook is where my community is and all my efforts focuses on LinkedIn Profiling, Positioning and Publishing. So all of my idea's and tips are to use on LinkedIn 🙂

    1: Learn how to do LinkedIn Blogging. Nobody is doing it and as an Expert you will be amazed how fantastic and organic tool it is to Create Your Own Expert Empire. I blog every day on LinkedIn for more than 240 weeks in a row. Every Media attention I get, comes from the redacties reading my blogs and contacting me to get an interview or public appearence. Again The key is: This make my blogs very valubale AND remarckbale And so are my trainings and teachings about it too 🙂

    2: Always have a Communication and Content Plan. Do not just put your content there (where ever!). Be smart about it and test it several times.

    3: Re-purpose all of Your Used content into New Content. 1 Blog can become 12 FB/Link/Insta posts + 6 video-posts + 4 Podcast episodes,1 Live Streaming training and so on.

    4: Use the Writing Machine technique. It just works.

    5: Begin with the end in mind: What do you want your ideal clients to do NEXT? After reading your Content? What is the CTA and their next step(s)?

    6: No Matter What: BE Remarckable and be YOU. That’s why I never use a copywriter. If you read my blogs or watch my Live SHow or read my ebook or come to my trainings: It's all ME (and yes sometimes I just create a mess out of 2 different Dutch sayings... and nobody gets then my jokes... But that's ok :))

    7: It ain’t over until is over! Some of my content are really long like my Ebooks : 100 LinkedIn top tips, 50 Social Selling tips, also this goes for my blogs too. But that's ok. I stop writing when I feel I said everything I needed to say AND was Practical and to-the-point. So don't worry about "how many words do I need to use" mind-f%$ks .

    1. Hi Aramik,

      I really like the communication and content plan.
      And what is really important that you know what you want to do next.
      Maybe you could share with us examples about those two?

  6. So many great ideas.!!

    Not much to add except…
    Think about the purposes.

    It will help you write great content.

    Also think of a great call to action.

    And give a gift as a thank you for it.

    I collected my blogs so far and used them as my blueprint and content for the book I am writing now.

    Ah. Wait. You know what is the best tip?

    Just do it.

    I know so many people waiting for that perfect story… just start. And then have a look how it can be better and make it better.

  7. Some interesting thoughts again. Here are mine. Since I am very active on LinkedIn I will concentrate my suggestions around this platform. On linkedIn you have several places where you can share content; in the info block on your own profile, in you company profile, in articles, in News letters, in posts, in comments.

    👉 Articles are less interesting from a "reach" point of view, however claiming an expert status in these blogs might have a lot of impact
    👉 Recently Linkedin introduced newsletters. This feature can be found under "Creator mode". The benefit of using this feature is that you can build subscribers and adress them directly.
    👉 Make sure your value proposition is all over the place. Making very clear what it will bring people if they continue to read. Will they save time, money, energy? Or will they generate more leads, attract more customers or drive revenue growth by applying your tips?
    👉 You can leave comments to make people curious and refer to any blogs, articles or posts that you wrote.
    👉 Writing your own content and share this via posts is a very effective way to build an audience and bringing your proposition to live. LinkedIn is very generous with organic reach. So far this has given me millions of views, generating thousands of leads and gaining hundreds of customers.
    👉 Before sharing content on LinkedIn make sure you understand about the dynamics of the algorithm, gving you more return on your efforts.
    👉 If we are not connected on linkedIn feel free to send me a connection request. I share a lot of lInkedIn related tips.

    1. Hi Franck,

      "LinkedIn is very generous with organic reach. So far this has given me millions of views, generating thousands of leads and gaining hundreds of customers." Let's indeed link with each other and I have become very curious about what you post on LinkedIn.

  8. Phew ...
    # make it personal
    # include real life experiences as examples to support what you are writing about

  9. Cannot stay away for this one 🙂

    1. Use canva.com and pexels.com for images
    2. Work with templates
    3. Mix formats (add in video's, images, pdf's and even games if they are relevant)
    4. Batch. (like have a morning to produce for the whole week or a weekend to produce for the month)
    5. Reuse content
    6. Ask others if they want to contribute

    On the video The Writing Machine.
    That was really good. I will be using this. Is this video in one of the courses in the Business University?

    My first story: "There is not enough caviar for the both of us" A gust of wind moved his cowboy hat as he was standing in the open town square.
    They had just robbed the saloon together and already they turned on each other. "I'll make sushi out of you"...

    And I got to 213 words using the Writing Machine. (I cheated and chose my own power words - succesfull website barbershop)

    The writing I did was really good. I have been taking a copyright class and one of the things that bothered me is that it is so hard to find "my own voice". The speed writing actually worked really well for that.

    1. The whole Write Your Book in 28 Days course is one of the Business University courses.
      You can check it out here: https://openbusinessuniversity.com/write-your-book-in-28-days-toc

      And absolutely - the writing machine (with the right power words) and a powerful, detailed blueprint is the secret to writing an amazing non-fiction book.
      I used the system to write ALL my books, and probably around 700-750 of our students did the same, with bestselling books as results.

      Thank you, Max, for asking for this topic (wouldn't think of it myself), and for your tips... Very valuable.

      1. Thanks. I had a quick look and did not see this video coming back. But maybe you explain it in one of the video's about writing my book as well.

        I will be practicing with it!

        1. It is in lesson #3: Speed Writing & Blueprint
          You need BOTH...
          The blueprint tells you what to write in EVERY page of the book, AND what 3 power words to use.

  10. Set a timer (just like in this challenge!) This will force you to focus on the task at hand and get the writing down as fast as possible. The more time you have, the more time you'll need!

  11. So many good advices, I don't have very much to add 🙂 Here's my input:

    1. What's your message? Before you start writing, visualize who you're writing for, what your message is and what you want to achieve

    2. Use lively examples (from your practice ) to illustrate your story. If you don't, you have to rely on the reader's imagination, which might not be a good guess. Good examples make your story easy to digest and the reader will remember the story better.

    3. When you have troubles concentrating, use hearing protection from the hardware store. It will block the sound and you hear you own heartbeat, which has a calming affect (on me, at least).

    Thank you for sharing my story, Nisandeh. I am very curious about the experiences of the others... Please share them too ! 🙂

    1. @Ine : you are just being modest as I love your idea's.

      Especially the one about visualising your ideal client BEFORE writing any thing! I am going this one in my next Blog and Live training. Thank you so much!

  12. Another great topic, which I feel is in my field... though I must say Nisandeh you've covered a lot in these 10 points

    Here are my ideas:
    1.ALWAYS, ALWAYS START WITH AN OUTLINE - in the authors community we have what we call "planners" and "pansers"... those that first have to have an outline and structure for their story and only then sit to write, and those that just start writing hoping it would get them somewhere... Obviously I belong to the first group, I think not only you create then a much better quality material, but also it is done much faster

    2. START WITH THE END IN MIND - Like good 'ol Stephan Covey wrote you need to start with the end in mind. I sometimes write first the end of my story and then work backwards to the beginning to see what needs to happen before that ending takes place. It's called Breaking your Story

    3. KEEP A JOURNAL - I always carry with me a small notebook as I don’t know when ideas for new stories would pop up for me. I keep it next to my bed as more than often the best ideas are coming up for me either during the night or in that space between sleeping and waking up in the morning, so I have it close to me to write it down, whether it sounds crazy or not, at least I wrote it down and didn't say the famous last words "It's so good, I'll remember it"...

    4. IMAGINE YOUR STORY UNFOLD - Before I start writing anything I close my eyes and I imagine the scene I'm about to write, (I know what it is because of #1) Thern I open my eyes and I start writing as fast as I can as if trying to catch the images I had in my mind.

    5. NEVER, EVER, EVER EDIT WHILE WRITING - Writing and editing is two totally different skills and never should the two be mixed. In the movie "Finding Forrester" there is a fantastic line the famous author (played by the immortal Sean Connery) says "First you write from your heart, then from your head". Meaning - first you write what is in your heart and then you edit it with your head...

    1. Once again @Bina: Fantastic tips and idea's.

      Planners and Pansers? hahaha!! How do you call them in Dutch? haha!! Love it!

      And #5.... I am afraid to admit but I didn't see that movie, so I am going to check it out as I love Sir Connery. And yes: His Quote is Spot on!

      Thanks again and thank YOU for being a Constant Daily Member of this amazing Challenge! I love to read your Idea's and tips and Connnect daily with you. Can't wait to see your light shed on all the new Blogs!

    2. NEVER, EVER, EVER EDIT WHILE WRITING, I will remember this and apply it from now on. Learned something again. Thank you, Bina.

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