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Eleven things I do to help me write articles faster than 95% of people

Alex Mathers
4 min readMar 2, 2024

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People often ask me:

‘Yo, Alex, my dude, how do you publish more than like 10 new posts each week?’

I write an article pretty much every day — sometimes, it’s two.

Many of my threads, newsletters and articles are written in less than fifty minutes.

Speed isn’t always the answer, but combining writing speed with consistency has been the best thing for my growth and brand.

Here are 11 things I do to help me write articles and threads faster than 95% of people:

I write about things I think about all the time.

Writing becomes an extension of what I already obsess over: human behaviour, my personal stories, communication, branding, online business, and confidence… so writing it all down is easy.

I have one lesson in mind per piece.

Writing gets complicated when there are 9 things you’re trying to convey.

Start by identifying one problem and one lesson to teach.

You can break it down into several pieces, as I do with threads.

But everything falls under ONE simple lesson.

I am intentionally fast.

I write slowly when I’m not intentional about my need for speed. Don’t forget to remind yourself to write fast.

Be like Verstappen.

This is a mindset that extracts the struggle out of writing because fast forces you to put words down.

That’s precisely what you need to do.

Make an art of speed.

I visualise what I’ll write as a snapshot.

Often I’ll sit down Neo-style and reflect on the main lesson, dip into all I know about it, and paint the tapestry of my full idea before I write it.

Alternatively, I’ll first free-write until I have the ideas on the page I need.

I have any relevant research and quotes at hand.

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