When I was a kid I used to hate writing essays for school assignments. I used to procrastinate and procrastinate until it was the night before the deadline and the only choice I had left was to sit down and write or fail for not handing it in.
It was strange though because I was good at writing (relatively speaking) and loved reading and writing stories but I hated being forced to write about a topic regardless of whether I was interested in it or not.
Anyways, these late night homework sessions were always very traumatic with me complaining incessantly to my Mum that I didn't know what to write and therefore was incapable of completing my homework. Of course this was unacceptable to her and she had a surefire writing strategy that always worked and I still use it today.
She would say, "Ok, tell me in your own words what you want to say". I would tell her and she would immediately say "Great, now write that down". "Ok, tell me what else" and so it would continue until I had all the major conceptual ideas down on paper. Then she would leave the room with her final words "Now, read through that, put those ideas in an order that makes sense and flower it up a bit. I'll be back in 30 minutes to read it".
This process, as painful as it was when I was a kid, cramming at the last minute to do something I absolutely did not want to do, is still the process I use today to write my blog posts, articles, books and even business contracts and documents. Although now, instead of leaving it to the last minute to execute the task at hand, I chunk out time and force myself to write and complete a piece of work within a specific time frame. Then I walk away from it for a few hours or a day and re-read and edit it with fresh eyes.
A little variation on this technique that many of my fellow bloggers use, is to create a video on a topic and then simply transcribe it into written form. Personally I believe writing is easier for me than creating videos but finding a fast and surefire technique that works for you is the key to generating great content quickly.
I know you have your own writing tips and tricks, feel free to share them in the comments below, I'd love to hear from you.