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How to Write Content Better & Faster: 10 Secrets to Try Now

If you speak to most writ­ers, espe­cial­ly begin­ners, they will say writ­ing con­tent can be chal­leng­ing.

There’s more to cul­ti­vat­ing well-writ­ten con­tent than putting togeth­er a cou­ple of sen­tences.

It’s also more than rec­og­niz­ing the cor­rect usage of there, their, your and you’re.

You should know there’s a strict method­ol­o­gy to write con­tent bet­ter and faster.

You must first con­sid­er if the copy is going to per­sua­sive or argu­men­ta­tive.

It must be mean­ing­ful and engag­ing, right?

Cer­tain­ly, the copy should be accu­rate and thought-pro­vok­ing.

But no mat­ter what you decide to talk about, it must be easy to read and able to keep short atten­tion spans inter­est­ed.

Still, sta­tis­tics prove most peo­ple only scan the mate­r­i­al, draw­ing upon the high­lights.

With this in mind, read­abil­i­ty should be any writer’s objec­tive.

What is read­abil­i­ty? In short, it means read­ers must be able to under­stand what they are read­ing.

Any mate­r­i­al, poor­ly writ­ten, will cost writ­ers their audi­ence.

But what if you have great con­tent, and nobody is read­ing it? What can you do?

Write Con­tent Bet­ter & Faster? Yes, Please!

If you want to improve your writ­ing abil­i­ty, you will want to slay a few skills first.

Start by defin­ing the pur­pose of the con­tent.

Decide if the con­tent will require read­ers to take action and make the intent rel­e­vant.

When striv­ing to become suc­cess­ful, you must act accord­ing­ly while inspir­ing oth­ers.

In addi­tion, the infor­ma­tion should ben­e­fit the read­er as well as it must form trust and cred­i­bil­i­ty.

Make sure your con­tent is deliv­er­ing the mes­sage right by using these 10 tips to write con­tent bet­ter and faster.

1. Talk to Your Readers as If You Were Having a Conversation with Them

Ask ques­tions to stim­u­late the thought process.

Use words your audi­ence is famil­iar with.

How­ev­er, this doesn’t mean fill your page with a lot of slang and turn oth­ers, who would oth­er­wise read it, away.

Avoid being tact­less and vul­gar.

As a writer, you must real­ize every­thing you make pub­lic mat­ters.

2. Make Transitions from Each Sentence & Paragraph Smooth

Arrange con­tent in an order which is log­i­cal, start­ing with the most sig­nif­i­cant facts first.

This will help you to write faster and essen­tial­ly, you’ll have a com­plete and straight­for­ward copy.

3. If You Are Copywriting, You’re Only as Good as the Content You Copy

Only imi­tate the best writ­ers and writ­ten mate­r­i­al.

Devel­op a read­ing habit that soaks up the best writ­ers in the field you are want­i­ng to write about.

Learn their lan­guage and turn of phrase in order to build your own vocab­u­lary in a way that is nat­ur­al and antic­i­pat­ed by the audi­ence you’re writ­ing for.

4. Learn How to Write Kick-Ass Headlines

Head­lines are crit­i­cal to cap­tur­ing a reader’s atten­tion (or los­ing it).

Head­lines are the reader’s first impres­sion of your con­tent.

It, too, should flow well.

Use a tool (e.g., HubSpot’s Blog Top­ic Gen­er­a­tor) if you can’t come up with ideas on your own.

5. Layout Subheadings Before You Start to Write the Body

A clear order is the theme of a great writer.

When there’s orga­ni­za­tion, every­thing goes smooth­ly, don’t you agree?

Or at least, that’s the promise.

6. Write Eye-Catching Quotes, Images & Memes

Prov­ing visu­als work, most viral con­tent comes with a meme.

A relat­able image encour­ages peo­ple to click on the image and share.

Pic­ture what the right pho­to can do with this quote.

To live a cre­ative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” –Anony­mous

The cap­tion can be fun­ny or pro­found. It’s what you make it.

7. Write Shorter Paragraphs & Sentences

This will improve read­abil­i­ty scores.

Long sen­tences make it hard­er for peo­ple to fol­low.

Short­en run-on sen­tences and end­less para­graphs.

8. Using Voice to Text Tools Helps Make Writing Easier

Back in the day, peo­ple were paid dear­ly for dic­ta­tion ser­vices.

Now, it’s avail­able on your smart­phone and PC as a pop­u­lar fea­ture.

It allows you to tran­scribe and trans­late dif­fer­ent lan­guages, and add emo­jis and punc­tu­a­tion.

9. Write First, Then Edit

When you’re in the flow of things, don’t stop to make cor­rec­tions.

Make improve­ments last.

Not every­one arrives at per­fec­tion the first time.

There’s no shame in revis­ing con­tent for max­i­mum read­abil­i­ty.

10. Use Tools to Edit the Content

Gram­marly is by far the most used edit­ing tool for pro­fes­sion­al writ­ers.

Use it to check any type of mar­ket­ing con­tent assets you’re cre­at­ing.

Practice to Develop Good Writing Habits

It takes time to write so focus on one issue at a time.

The strug­gle is real, but it doesn’t have to be.

There will be times when you feel defeat is near. But if you keep prac­tic­ing, you’ll be suc­cess­ful.

Not every arti­cle has to be earth­shak­ing.

Don’t make writ­ing more dif­fi­cult than it has to be.

It should, how­ev­er, bring all the pieces of the puz­zle togeth­er.

After you com­plete the research, write with­out stop­ping.

Wor­ry about edit­ing lat­er. You may have to move sen­tences around, add punc­tu­a­tion and phras­es to make the thought clear­er and that’s OK. It’s why pub­lish­ers have edi­tors.

Don’t think you must come up with new and excit­ing infor­ma­tion. Most­ly, peo­ple want to val­i­date what they are already think­ing.

Don’t be afraid to back your claims with state­ments from author­i­ties. In fact, you should. It shows cred­i­bil­i­ty.

In addi­tion, you should write with your per­son­al­i­ty in mind and your read­ers. Your read­ers will come to under­stand you and view you as a per­son.

This will cer­tain­ly help when using social media as a means to com­mu­ni­cate with your audi­ence.

We as a peo­ple like to know there’s an actu­al per­son behind the scenes who think as they do.

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