4 Productivity Tips for Writers that Work

Writers are some of the most creative people out there. They know how to paint with words. They’re always putting creativity on paper in the form of words. But most writers happen to struggle when it comes to boosting their productivity. It’s not their fault – when you’re doing something creative and useful, you’re bound to get less productive from time to time.

As a writer you need to realize that just the way you hold the key to creating magic with your words, you also hold the key to getting more done in less time. Why? Because writers are people who know how to think clearly. They’re thought flow is pretty straightforward and they know how to mentally organize everything. That’s how they’re able to write. As long as they have a direction, they won’t have any problem improving on their productivity and getting the most out of their time.

Here are a few productivity tips that will not only help you become a better writer, but will help you produce more work that you’re proud of…

Make Sure You Have a Clear Mind

Clutter can be a buzzkill for writers, whether it is in their mind or outside. This is why it’s important that you have a clear mind if you want to improve your productivity as a writer. It doesn’t matter what topic you’re writing on, or how you want to go about your piece, you will need a clear mind to make things happen.

There are many ways to have a clear mind, but the easiest one is to let go of any limiting thoughts you have. You have to feel “free” to write better and that can only happen when you don’t have any preconceived notions. Also let go of any assumptions that you may be holding in your mind. Relax and let go. Make it easier for yourself to calm and collected so that you can write without feeling stressed about it.

Take a Start

A lot of writers are waiting for the right moment to take a start. They’re waiting for inspiration to come to them. They’re waiting to get in the right “mood” to begin writing. However, what they fail to realize is that the best way to get things going is to put the pen to the paper. In other words, it’s about taking action. It’s about taking a start somewhere, anywhere.

Every writer knows that it can get difficult to write when you’re not feeling like it. But that feeling won’t last long if you hit the start button. You have to understand that writing is by nature a product of taking action – it’s putting your thoughts on paper and not merely keeping them in your mind and doing nothing about them.

Build Upon Ideas in Your Mind

A writer’s mind is always actively seeking ideas that can help him write better and give his best shot. Which is why you should accumulate and build upon ideas in your mind, even when you’re not writing. This will not only help you open up for new ideas but it’ll also give you the opportunity to expand your thinking.

Writing becomes a lot more easier when you have an idea as to what to write about. This is exactly why you feel less stressed about writing when you have to write about your experience or when you know the subject relatively well. So in order to successfully build upon ideas in your mind, you’ll have to keep finding new avenues to expand your experience and knowledge.

Practice When You Don’t Feel Like It

Yes, writing can be boring at times. It can totally feel like the toughest job in the world, even if you are someone who’s good at it. This is why you should practice it as much as you can – even when you don’t feel like writing. You have to keep pushing the envelope so that you’re constantly improving yourself. The more you improve yourself, the easier it will be for you to write.

The pressure that comes with writing can also be lessened when you regularly practice. The reason for this simple – when you practice, you grow. And when you grow, you find better and more efficient ways to handle the stress and pressure. You feel more confident about what you’re doing.


Writing is definitely an art. An art that can be perfected with time if you take out the time to improve your productivity levels. You could be a new writer or an experienced one, the rules aren’t different for anybody. If you want to take your writing to the next level then you’ll have to put in the effort to take consistent action and keep moving ahead. That’s how you become a writer that people notice, applaud and want more from.

1 Comment

  1. Thanks for the tips, Mustafa. Yeah, I find writing a boring job too that’s why I am now slowly shifting my career as a web developer. I love designing more than writing and would like to explore more jobs where money is easy to get. I’ve also tried managing a team of telecommuters but it was a sort of an effort job because you can’t foretell how productive your team will be unless if you have a software that handles this. But, generally, telecommuting is a nice job and it’s more fun working from home.

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