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How I Write 50,000 Words Every Day

Steal these habits if you want to write more frequently

Matt Lillywhite
3 min readFeb 8, 2022

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Growing up, my dad said I would accomplish amazing things. He said that when I was an adult, I would probably do something special that would make people watch in awe.

My dad was right. I’ve managed to write over 50,000 words per day, every day. It wasn’t easy. But with the help of several strategies, I accomplished something that many people thought was impossible.

Here‘s how I did it:

I Increased My Typing Speed To 500 Words Per Minute

For anyone who doesn’t want to do the math, that’s 8.3 words per second. My fingers look like a blur on the keyboard as they rapidly move from one letter to another. At 500 words per minute, I’m a walking, talking, superhuman typing machine.

For comparison, the average typing speed is around 40 words per minute. But as you can tell, I’m not average. In fact, I’m so far above the norm that NASA asked me to type the code for their next rocket launch — since it’ll get done extremely quickly with me at the keyboard.

I Learned How To Write Anywhere And Everywhere

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Matt Lillywhite

Full-time storyteller. Want me to edit your work? I'm doing it for people who sign up to my Substack. https://mattlillywhite.substack.com/