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11 tips for creating copious amounts of content

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Beth Hayden at Copyblogger knows what she’s talking about when it comes to creating content seeing as she was able to produce 35,000+ words when given a six-week deadline by the publisher of Pinfluence: The Complete Guide to Marketing Your Business with Pinterest, and she has eleven tips for creating a serious amount of content fast.

1. Stop making excuses

We’re going to start with a little tough love.

The best tool you have in your writing toolbox is a no-tolerance policy for whining and excuses.

The most important thing you can do as a writer is write. You need to write a lot — every day, if you can — in order to produce great content and become a better writer.

So stop letting yourself off the hook. Stop saying that it’s okay that you haven’t written for a week. It’s not okay. You’re not going to become a better writer if you keep making excuses…

2. Decide to be a professional

Author Steven Pressfield gives great advice to writers who are looking to reach the next level in their craft:

”What we need to do as writers, artists or entrepreneurs is to turn pro, mentally. [We need to] take ourselves seriously and take our work seriously, and really sort of bear down on it …”

He asserts that taking our work seriously, and “turning pro” in our own minds, is the main difference between amateurs and professionals…

Full story at Copyblogger.

Time to write!

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