Does your boss sing the “we-have-to-do-more-with-less” blues? I’m not particularly sympathetic to that song, but I am an expert on writing quickly.
Whether you need to make your boss happier or just to satisfy yourself, here are five sneaky tricks PR pros and journalists can use to help double their writing speed:
1. Pretend you’re about to go on vacation.
Have you ever noticed how wildly efficient you can become just before leaving on holiday? Your tiresome press release? Shazam! You’ve written it. Your inbox that’s been stacked five-inches high with reports, letters and memos? You blast through it in an hour and a half.