As of late, it’s fashionable to write hell for leather. In fact, there’s a hot cottage industry in the writing culture. But is it good for the writing community? Or detrimental?
For lack of better terms, let’s call this trend the “The Hell-For-Leather Writing Movement.” Or HFLWM.
You see HFLWM in titles like “How to Write Fast,” “Write an Article in 20 Minutes,” and “How Fast Can You Write?”
Growing content demands and aggressive editorial schedules shove this thinking into our faces. But it gets empirical with 5 Personal Writing Metrics Every Content Marketer Should Track by Nate Baker at Raven.
And it also gets personal.
In this 7-minute episode of Rough Draft, Demian Farnworth discusses:
- If tracking your writing could make you write faster
- Why it’s a bad idea to compare writing to walking
- A more reasonable stretch goal than “writing faster”
- When writing faster is appropriate
- The perfect metaphor that describes how a serious writer revises
- And more!
Rough Draft on iTunes