5 Links to Writing Fast(er)


Last week Laura Bradford and other literary agents exchanged tweets about authors who write fast. According to my interpretation of the tweets, expeditious authors have the potential to earn more money and take advantage of trends as long as they don’t rush through edits. Quality matters.

Prepping for NaNo or the Golden Heart contest? Here are links to five techniques for increasing your word count.


1. From Ann Aguirre
Writer Unboxed » Changing Your Process

2. From Roni Loren

3. FromTwitter #1k1hr

4. From Farnoosh
How to Write 5000 Words a Day | Writing Habit

5. From Rachel Aaron
Pretentious Title: 12 days of glory Pretentious Title: How I Went From Writing 2,000 Words a Day to 10,000 Words a Day Pretentious Title


Have you tried any of these techniques? What helps you write fast(er)?


  1. Ooooh, good stuff! Just in time for NaNo!! I have found that enthusiasm is the key to writing faster. When a story idea is new and fresh, staying up until 3 a.m. is no problem. When the idea is no longer new, I resort to “backwards chores”…I cannot get up to do the laundry until I finish writing.

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