The Joys of Writing Slow

Takeaway: If you have difficulty writing, give yourself permission to write slower. This makes writing more fun, and you’ll likely produce more. Be sure to also write consistently, and tame distractions ahead of time.

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As someone who writes productivity books, I get the occasional message asking for advice on how to become a more productive writer. (Guilty admission: I’m writing this piece, in part, to have an article to point folks towards in the future.) Whenever someone asks, my advice is always the same: give yourself permission to write slower.

Writing fast works when you know exactly what you want to say, or when you’re doing some kind of stream-of-consciousness writing in a journal.

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