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How many words per minute should a writer aim for?

How many words per minute should a writer aim for?

Today we are talking about typing speed, how many words per minute should a writer be able to type? Let’s find out together.

Your typing speed depends on whether you are typing on a laptop or using your free hand. It also depends on whether you are copying text, writing from scratch, or studying.

In the case of fiction writing, we know that you have to think about ten different things while typing. You have to keep the scene in mind, create the dialog, find the right words to describe it. And we can’t forget that while we’re writing 150 words, we’re deleting 20% of them.

The average typing speed is 40 words per minute, but that doesn’t apply to fiction writers. To be productive, a writer should aim to type at least 30 words per minute, but you must remember to focus, not on the numbers, but on the sentences you are creating. Time is not important, art takes what it takes, and you must remember that the point is never to be faster, but to grow as a creator.

Fonts to write more words per minute

Comic Sans: There are many people online who swear by this font. They say it makes you write more, faster, and creativity flows like a river. So of course I tried it

The results: it kind of works. It’s not a magic trick, of course; if you don’t sit at your desk to write, it won’t come looking for you with a pitchfork.

But yes, if you prefer it to other fonts, you will notice that the words you write per minute will grow and so will your ideas.

A theory I found points out that Comic Sans uses larger letters, so there are fewer words per line. In this way, the paragraphs you write will naturally be larger. You can read more about it here.

My theory is based on the “writer’s mind”. We are creators and like all creators we need to be constantly inspired and motivated. So while you’re writing more words per minute with Comic Sans, the size of the font makes you feel like you’ve already written a lot.

And the more you write, the more motivated you are, the more you want to write. This is just a theory, but it might explain why this font has given so many people such satisfying results.

Good typing speed for writers

Teddy bear, Konimasa, Hertine: Handwriting, on the other hand, is different. The fastest font you can use to make the most of your time has no name.

It’s yours.

When you are in a hurry and need to take quick notes, how do you write? Italics, block letters, a mix? This is the typeface you can use to write faster and more creatively. The fonts listed above are just to give you an idea, but you can still try them out and see if they work for you.

Optimal writing speed: Conclusion

In conclusion, there is no definitive answer to the question of how many words per minute a writer should aim for when typing. Although a typing speed of about 40 to 50 words per minute can be considered satisfactory, it is important to find a typing speed that allows you to comfortably express all of your ideas while maintaining a high level of quality in your writing.

Rather than focusing solely on speed, try to find a balance that allows you to comfortably express your creativity without causing you problems.

Focusing on speed per minute may increase your typos and risk making your writing too fast and superficial. Use your mind to the maximum and go as deep as you can with your creative ideas.

Of course, the more you get used to your keyboard, your writing routine, and your story, the more you’ll improve your typing skills and increase your productivity over time.

By prioritizing the story you are creating over arbitrary speed benchmarks, you can ensure that readers will take the story to heart and read carefully about each world you create. Regardless of how swiftly they flew onto the page.

Remember to have fun, and if you need some writing tips, here is The Ultimate Fiction Writing Guide that will take you from start to finish. If you liked this article, share it with your friends using the social icons and follow us on Pinterest to stay up to date. Bye!

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