How to Write Your Next Article at Lightning Speed

Even if you only have an hour a day

Frank McKinley
3 min readApr 11, 2022


Photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash

Do you want to write every day but don’t feel you have the time?

You’re not alone.

It’s not that we don’t have time. I took a survey of my actions last night. I spent from 7 to 10 PM watching TV with my family. Now don’t get me wrong. You should spend time with your family. But what if I took one of those hours and wrote an article?

Chances are you have pockets of time that you could use to write. We all do. 15 minutes after lunch. A half hour before breakfast. An hour before you go to bed.

Pick one and use it to write.

Soon you’ll free up more time than you ever imagined you could.

Now let’s look at how to make the most of the time you have.

Write Something You Care About.

When your heart is in your work, your words will sparkle.

Don’t pick a topic because it’s trendy. Don’t repeat what others are saying because it’s the easy thing to do. You wouldn’t copy and paste someone else’s work and call it your own, would you?

Pick something people care about that moves you.

We want to know what you think. If we want to know what someone else said or thinks, we’ll read their article. Add something nobody else can. Share your opinion. Take a side and defend it based on your convictions.

If you need a template, here’s one you can use again and again.

State your main point.

This is where you take a side. You’re not in Switzerland. Neutrality in writing is like a bath of lukewarm water.

You go to a football game because you expect a contest. You root for a team to win. You buy a ticket because you chose a side. If you don’t care, you stay home and save your money.

Taking a side makes your writing clearer. Sure, you’ll offend some people. But you’ll find some allies, too.

It’s all part of the game.

Support your point 3 ways.



Frank McKinley

I like to figure things out and share what I find. My favorite topics are faith, communication, business, and personal growth.