Are there any writers here who can share how improving at typing has impacted them as a writer?
I'm a writer -- finished writing my first book last year. I've been typing with a sloppy, self-taught method my whole adult life, which only gets me to about 40 wpm. I also make a ton of mistakes and am always backspacing which is distracting.
I've been mulling it over, and this weekend I decided I was finally going to make the commitment to learning touch typing. I downloaded Keyblaze which seems to be very good for teaching one proper technique. I've worked my way through about a dozen lessons. I am using keyb.com more for practice.
I'd like to know other writers' experiences. Does improving your wpm increase your daily word count as an author? Do you find yourself more creative or "in a zone" once the mechanics of typing are no longer a hinderance?
I currently write about 500 to a 1000 words a day, except on weekends when I might get out 2000 words. I'd love to double that.
On a side note: I'm looking for a ways to reduce my distractions as a writer (using a dedicated writing machine, closing all social media, putting on a drone to drown out sound from the hallway, etc). I'd love to get a single-purpose machine such as Freewrite sometime soon.
submitted by niceguybadboy
Alternating keys when typing words in full caps
I am using KeyBlaze to practice touch typing, and in the practices, whenever there are full caps words like FANTASTIC, it instructs to alternate keys to using the opposite of whichever side the letter being capitalized is on.
Is this a recommended practice? I am quite a bit slower this way, but then I do realize that with time, things become quicker.
submitted by tycholiz