How I Learned to ‘Write Fast’

Novelty Revisions

I laughed out loud the first time someone called me a “prolific” writer. Not because I didn’t agree with them or because I didn’t appreciate the compliment, though.

In all honesty, I knew they were going to follow up with one question: How do you do it? How do you publish a blog post every day? How do you write 60,000 words in a month? HOW IN HECK are you planning on writing one million words between January and December?

I laughed — still laugh — because I still don’t know exactly how to answer this question. Underneath that, though, I kind of worry about the implications a serious answer would provide to an audience largely made up of people who legitimately want to know how I do it so they can, too.

Here’s the thing: Writing is, first and foremost, a skill. You are not born knowing how to…

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