How/can I learn to write and think faster?
December 10, 2008 7:00 AM Subscribe
Can I learn how to write and think faster? Any tips you'd suggest?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (9 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
My job entails a lot of technical writing, memos, emails, and published writing about technical subjects. I enjoy it, and (ironically) I have been told I'm a good writer, but I am very, very slow at it. It's like my head feels cloudy, and I don't come up with the words fast enough, either in my head, or on the paper/screen. One possible complicating factor is that I've had and been treated for clinical depression for about 10 years now, and recent past ADHD testing led to a major depression diagnosis as well. (as in the depression is interfering with my working memory, rather than ADD) Getting un-depressed would be a good start, but in case it's not just that, I'd like to work on improving my work and writing speed.
Has anyone had any luck in improving their speed and efficiency in a similar situation, particularly in jobs involving writing? Can I practice and get faster?
Honestly, this isn't likely just a work only thing. I feel like I take long to write internet comments, personal emails, and such, too. As a data point, I checked the time in my browser history to see when when I visited this page, and it was 15 mins after the hour. I'm hitting Preview at: 37 mins after the hour.