Last Updated on July 20, 2022 by Dr Sharon Baisil MD
Have you ever wondered how to write a book faster?
Recently I had the privilege of interviewing an author and speaker who has written over 18 books.
She shared her top three favorite tools that she uses every day to write more efficiently.
These are not apps you can download on your phone or tablet; instead, they are AI tools that write your book for you.
Suppose writing has never been an easy process for you. In that case, these artificial intelligence tools will be able to write your book much faster than if you were doing it alone because they take care of all aspects of content creation so long as they have some information about what should go into each chapter or section.
For example, Scalenut AI will create an outline based on the rough draft that includes details about what needs to go into each chapter by looking at your previous posts and the information you write into the draft.
Scalenut can speed up the process of writing a book by up to 80% because it only focuses on what’s important and skips over things that don’t need more attention.
This saves time and allows you to write even if your schedule is crazy busy, or if you simply don’t want to write but know that some topics must be included in your book.
You write the content and then pass that off to Scalenut AI, who will write out an outline of what needs to be placed where (i.e., how many paragraphs, bullet points) so long as there is already some rudimentary information present about what
How does an AI Writing Assistant work?
An Artificial Intelligence Writing Assistant is a software program that uses natural language processing (NLP) to write content for you.
The NLP of an AI assistant can analyze online articles, books, and other resources to write original text similar in structure and style with the information it has ingested. It works by ingesting relevant texts on your topic or through a topic generator and learning how you write.
AI uses various algorithms, including GTP, RL-GANs, seq-to-seq models with attention layers. It has a database of 175 billion parameters from the GPT-3 architecture.
AI assistants write using a predictive model that takes in all the information it has ingested and makes their best guess what should go next based on that context. It then follows this prediction with another set of predictions until there is nothing left but the final sentence, paragraph, or page.
AI has a training dataset of 80,000 classic books. It also uses WordNet and Wikipedia knowledge bases to write more natural-sounding content.
It can write 20k words per day with an accuracy rate of 92%, making it much faster than you can write your book alone by yourself or even with one other person.
All the contents are free from plagiarism because AI doesn’t write the same thing twice.
AI assistants are the closest thing you can get to work with real people because they can write original yet familiar content for your readers, which is exactly what they expect from you as an author.
Steps to write a book faster with an AI assistant
(screenshot of creative story template)
– use the topic generator tool in Scalenut (this is where you type in your idea or title, and it creates a list of related topics that you can write about)
– write out chapters, sections, etc. using rough draft function on Scalenut (or alternative tools)
Take the creative Story Template and enter your Plot and tone
Jane and Mark are two mad scientists living in Amazon Rainforest. Jane discovers a mysterious shiny object. The scientists are mesmerized and frightened.
“Mark, Mark!” Jane ran out of the hut and gestured wildly. “I found it! I found it!”
A mad gleam shone in her eyes as she lifted a strange-looking object from the ground, some kind of metallic contraption that was half-buried under dirt and leaves.
Mark walked over slowly to inspect the mysterious thing as though he were handling a poisonous snake. He looked at Jane with surprise before clearing his throat and speaking tentatively, “What is this?”
Jane’s smile widened even more if possible, showing off perfect white teeth against tanned skin. She tossed her dark hair back with an excited laugh that echoed through the Amazon rainforest like a thunderstorm warning signal–it was all adrenaline and excitement.”
What are the benefits of using an AI like Scalenut in writing?
- Write a book faster than you expected to – at 10x speeds,
- Grammar and spelling are checked for you.
- Write if your schedule is busy or you don’t want to write.
- No need to worry about plagiarism
- Sentence structure is preserved, based on your writing tone, so it’s easier for you to write.
- AI writing assistant provides an outline of your book, making editing much faster and easier.
What is the pricing of Scalenut?
Scalenut has three plans – the Individual plan is $35/month, the Growth plan is $99/month, and the Pro plan at $149/month.
The growth plan is a well-balanced option and allows writing 250,000 words per month, which is adequate for writing 100+ blog posts every month.
Unlimited 7-day Free Trial for Scalenut
Scalenut provides an unlimited words free trial for seven days, which allowed me to thoroughly check out all its features before deciding to upgrade to their PRO plan.
Additionally, our credit card details are not needed for signing up for the trial of Scalenut, but all other writers need it as a mandatory requirement.
What are the Scalenut Alternatives?
Jarvis AI – Jarvis is one of the pioneering AI writing tools with many awesome features. However, it’s very expensive and costs more than $500/month for writing 250,000 words and its SEO optimization (which needs its Surfer SEO addon)
Peppertype.ai – this artificial intelligence tool writes for you based on your input. It uses a predictive model to write sentences and paragraphs as it learns from the context of what you have written previously but does not check grammar or spelling.
Writersonic – In seconds, Writesonic allows you to create high-performing landing pages, product descriptions, advertising, and blog articles that convert.
Rytr – Rytr is writing assistance that allows you to create content automatically. Rytr can produce original, engaging copies for you in seconds, at a fraction of the cost and minimal effort!
12 Useful Tips on How to Write A Book Faster
Tip #1 Identify your Why
Why are you writing this book? Is it to share an important message with the world? Or is it for money, fame, or notoriety? Knowing your “why” will help guide you through the process to write faster and make it easier on yourself in times where motivation may falter.
Tip #2 Write daily
After you write your “why,” the next step is to write each day, this may seem like common sense, but it can be hard if you don’t keep yourself accountable.
Try scheduling a time in which you write every single day and make sure that nothing gets in between you and writing at this point. It’s easy to write at first, but as time goes on and motivation falls, it becomes harder to write. This is why you must write every day!
Tip #3 Use a calendar
Writing a book can seem overwhelming if you don’t break it down into manageable parts. If your goal is 50,000 words in 30 days, for example, this means that you will write an average of 1667 words a day.
Try using a calendar and write down the number of words you plan on writing each day to help keep yourself accountable. This is especially helpful if you have a busy schedule because it allows you to write without worrying about finding time in your day.
Tip #4 Write in the same place
It’s important to write in the same place every day. Create a writing space free of distractions and allow you to write to your full potential. This will make it easier for you to write each day because all you have to do is sit down and start typing! You can even create an inspirational board to write and visualize your goals as you write.
Tip #5 Invest in the right tools
It’s important to write your book using the best writing tools possible. This will help you write faster and make your finished product better than it would be if you wrote on a computer with no spell check or grammar corrections! Investing in these programs can help reduce errors, which means less time editing when it’s all said and done.
Tip #6 Use templates
Try using a writing template to write faster! You can find these resources online or create one yourself if you know how to use Microsoft Word. Templates make it easier for writers unfamiliar with structuring a novel because they give the writer guidelines on what needs to be included in the book. These templates can be especially helpful for nonfiction writers, who write books with specific sections like an introduction and conclusion.
Tip #7 Use outlines
Outlines are the best way to write a book fast. This is because they give writers an outline of what needs to be included in each chapter, making writing easier. After all, you have less work to do! You can search online for premade outlines or create your own so long as you follow proper formatting guidelines.
Tip #8 Writing software
There is some writing software that can help you write faster. Some of these programs include Scrivener, Grammarly, and Hemingway App. These computer applications make it easier for writers to write on a computer because they allow the writer to focus more on content than formatting! They also provide write-saving features and write tracking, making it easier for you to write a book in no time.
Tip #9 Use the write first, edit later approach
Some writers prefer to write their book to allow them to focus on writing rather than editing. This is why you need to write your rough draft before going back and editing what you have written! That means putting down every idea without worrying about grammar or spelling mistakes. You can always go back later and edit your work when you’re done writing.
Tip #10 Use speech to text
Talk to text has become one of the most common ways for writers to write faster. This is because it allows them to write without typing every word! That means you can speak your ideas, have speech-to-text software convert them into text, and then copy-paste that information onto a document, so you don’t
You can write using voice-to-text software like Dragon Naturally Speaking so long as you have a microphone and internet connection. Other tools include Siri, Alexa, and Google.
Tip #11 Writing prompts
Consider using writing prompts to write faster! This will give you an idea of what needs to be included in each chapter, which means all you have to do is write it out! You can find these resources online or create them yourself with a few creative friends.
Tip #12 Build a community
Find other writers who are interested in writing their first book. This could be through your local bookstore, online communities like Reddit’s/r/writing, or by searching for people with similar interests on social media. Having the support of others will make you feel less alone and help motivate you to write at least one page per day!
Frequently Asked Question on improving the Writing Speed
What is the average writing speed?
Answer: The average writing speed is 40 words per minute, but it can vary by as much as 20%, depending on the type of writing.
Non-fiction writers may write at about 400 words per hour or 600 words for publications like newspapers, and fiction writers might write at anywhere from 500 to 1,000 words per hour. And professionals like technical communicators might even be able to consistently generate 3,000 words every 15 minutes!
A wide range of writing speeds is possible because there’s no built-in time limit for how long you should spend on each word versus another word. You could theoretically write your first sentence at 100wpm and then spend ten minutes thinking about what you’re going to say next – it makes no difference at all.
How do you write faster?
Answer: Practice, practice, practice! It’s the only way to get better at writing quickly overall. The more often you write words down on paper or type them up on a computer, then your speed will improve with time because of muscle memory and that feeling of knowing what it takes to put together an entire sentence.
Your writing speed will also improve the more you write, which is why many experts recommend that writers write at least three pages per day to get into their groove!
Start small if you need to and build up your confidence over time by practicing different writing styles until it feels natural for you to write quickly overall.
What are the 5 stages of the writing process?
Answer: The writing process comprises five stages.
1) Brainstorming – Scribble whatever comes to your mind about the Question on paper
2) Writing out ideas, one by one or in clusters (hanging paragraph or cluster tree), then circling important words to refer back to later;
3) Writing the problem/question with what you already know, posing questions to answer later, and breaking each idea into parts.
4) Organize your thoughts logically by choosing the best approach for reaching your goal and mapping out a plan of action step-by-step. Ask yourself, “what am I trying to accomplish? What is my purpose?” before you write anything down, so there’s no confusion over what your ultimate aim is.
5) Revising – Re-writing, editing the work you’ve already done to make sure it’s clear and concise: “Did I write what I meant? Have I explained this in a way that is easy for readers to understand?”
How do you plan writing sessions?
Answer: It can be helpful to plan your writing sessions so that you have a sense of where the story’s going.
- Think about what sort of mood or tone you want to go for. This will guide the type of vocabulary you use and how it is put together, which can help with writers’ block when it inevitably arrives. This is important for “traditionally” published authors, but all authors may follow this advice when they are just starting or have an upcoming deadline.
- Find a place where you won’t be disturbed and set aside some time – preferably several hours at once if possible (not contained within the regular time between 9 am and 5 pm). If you’re not sure how long this will take, write it down, so you have a goal to work towards.
- Create an outline of your ideas with keywords or phrases that are important for later on in the process – this helps when writing becomes difficult because there’s no blockage separating what is already written from what needs to be written next!
How do I improve my writing flow?
Answer: People who are the most successful at this game don’t just write anything that comes into their heads. They use certain techniques to organize their thoughts before putting them on paper, thereby improving their writing flow.
These people try to condense what they’re trying to say into a few words or a handful of general sentences that serve as an outline for what could be a longer piece. Then they go back and fill in the details about why, when, where, and how it happened–the necessary facts for a story.
This allows them to produce more content at a faster pace and prevents them from being stuck because they forgot some key point later in the writing process.
What causes writer’s block?
Answer: Writer’s block may be caused by several factors, but most commonly, it’s an anxiety disorder triggered when the writer realizes the words are not flowing.
Bear in mind that writer’s block starts with the act of creativity, which requires inspiration. For this to happen, free associations must occur spontaneously and quickly between two or more emotionally related ideas. However, when there is too much conscious evaluation or analysis during creativity, problems can arise.
These problems create blocks to creative associations by disabling insights and preventing new ideas from coming about spontaneously and naturally. These feelings can be transferred onto paper without hindrance.
This lack of self-expression happens because our ego has taken over instead of allowing expressive emotions to swallow up the self-criticizing ones.
What causes this emotional paralysis is fear of judgment by others, our inner critic, or an outside force like society which says that value comes from money and success instead of creativity. However, there are ways to overcome this sort of writer’s block before it starts through some simple steps:
- Write something every day to start building a habit
- Write down your thoughts, feelings, and ideas as they come up. There’s no need to worry about how it sounds or if it makes sense at first – this is just for you!
- Write what isn’t working to find out where the blockage lies so that you can fix those issues before continuing – write about what you’re thinking, feeling, and experiencing
- Write in the present tense to see things as they are instead of how they were or might be. This helps with an emotional expression that gets lost when writing fiction because it’s often set in a time other than now – write without editing yourself! The idea is to get your thoughts out onto paper, not write the best piece ever.
- Instead of editing your work because you’re dissatisfied with it (which causes writer’s block), write something new! This way, you avoid becoming stuck in one idea or thought and keep moving forward without fear of judgment from others or self-criticism, which will only lead to writer’s block.
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