7 Steps to Preparing Sermons (or Other Papers) More Quickly

8 Sep

Could have used this advice from David Murray a couple months ago.

  1. Find your best writing time: Not all hours are equal. Find out when you are most productive.
  2. Minimize the risk of interruptions: Turn phone off. I repeat, turn phone off.
  3. Cut out distractions: Turn email off. I repeat, turn email off.
  4. Write an outline: Get this as early as possible in the process.
  5. Set a timer: Focuses and concentrates the mind
  6. Start wherever you want: Just get going – beginning, middle, or end. Wherever you have some thoughts, start there.
  7. Don’t edit while you write: Don’t keep stopping to craft the perfect sentence. Write lots….then edit.

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