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Are Prolific Writers Faster Readers Too?

February 15, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 171

The human mind is an incredible tool. It appears that whatever you use it for, it gets better at. Just as a high-performance athlete might get good at certain types of skills, they also develop new muscle groups because of their training. As they do it more and more, they get better and better at it, and physiologically they change to meet the requirements. Okay so, I'd like to talk about this for a moment if I might.

You see, having been an athlete, I know that the fact, and after retirement I inadvertently became a writer, and I'm noticing some interesting changes. For one, I can read about three times as fast as I ever could previously. No, I haven't taken any speed reading courses, it's just that my mind seems to be better at it. Now then, the other day I was talking to another writer, who also admitted to being a very good reader, and much better the more they write.

So then, let me ask a question, which also happens to be the title of this article; "Are Prolific Online Article Authors Faster Readers Too?" Well, they tend to be substantially faster readers in fact, but let me explain why that is or at least my theory behind this phenomena. You see, as I read along my mind jumps and finish his sentences as I'm reading, before I've ever come to the end of those sentences. In fact, I recognize certain patterns of speech, phrases, and things I'm typically used to doing myself.

Unless a given writer has a specific and unique way of writing, which I may not have encountered yet, then I am amazing how fast I can move through the paragraphs. Also, I have noted with online news these days that the content is being lowered down to what I would consider a fifth grade reading level. Therefore it reads very fast, with lots of common words, and you can move down the page at rocket speed. I suppose this also helps those that aren't very good readers, and anyone on the Internet, but imagine how fast someone who can read quickly can move?

Also, as our society dummies down due to social networks and everything on the Internet, and as society finds itself with a lower attention span, this will be even commoner occurrence. Therefore, the increase in speed in my case has been twofold; one the Internet writer is writing in very simplistic terms. And two, because I am a writer I recognize inherently certain techniques, which tells me jump down the page quite quickly.

Okay so, how can this knowledge help you? Well, simple, if you want to read faster, try doing a little writing. It's worked miracles for me, and I bet it will for you too. Even if you can't increase your reading speed three-fold, perhaps you can double it up, and wouldn't that be a wonderful thing with all the information flowing at you day in and day out. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Self Help Topics. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank; http://www.worldthinktank.net

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