TIP #51: Writers: Learn to Type.

I have said that people in general need to learn to type. Everybody need to learn to type. For writers, learn to type is a most, it is the base of your business, you are in the business of writing, your job is not only create content but be effective doing it.
If you dream to write a novel of 65,000 words, and you type 20 words per minute, you will need almost fifty five hours typing (that’s for the first shitty first draft). Learn to type, let’s say 80 words per minute and you will only need less that fourteen. Yes, that’s forty hour less.
Buy a typing application. Spend fifteen to twenty minutes every weekday. Sooner you will be flying and smiling. If you use an iPad for example, learn to type on an external keyboard as well as the screen keyboard.
i.e. When people ask me how I am writing so much, the trick had nothing to do with time typing, I may type less than many. I just can do more words per minute than the average. This post has 200 words, and was typed in less than two minutes. (Corrections is another thing)

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Augusto Pinaud

Augusto Pinaud es Coach de Tecnología de Productividad Bilingüe, Especialista en Nozbe Teams. Augusto trabaja con dueños y gerentes de pequeñas empresas, ejecutivos y profesionales en productividad, tecnología y mejora de procesos utilizando una variedad de tecnologías de productividad.

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