Roald Dahl the author of a great many children’s books is a great person to learn content creation tips from. However at the end of the day, no number of tips will save you from a lack of effort and applying yourself to the task of content creation. (Image credit: Wikipedia)
Here are his 6 tips garnered by Robert Peters on a visit to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.
1. Use a mobile device and or an app to capture ideas. Evernote and iPhones make this a lot easier for me.
2. Roald Dahl is said to have built a writing shed in his back garden, others have home offices. Perhaps you may need to create and keep an area dedicated for your content creation.
3. Create a routine for content creation that helps build a habit. Building a rhythm is essential, especially if you are only just starting out. Roald Dahl spent 2 hours every morning and 2 hours every afternoon dedicated towards writing.
4. Use the right tools to make your job easier. In this day and age this would include anything that can be used to either help outline your content creation like a mind mapping tool or Google reader to help collate themed topics to pick from.
5. Spend time editing your work. As a content producer you need to spend the time to edit your work and ensure that you create the best and most relevant content for your audience. Keep this time separate from that of the process of creating.
6. Do the work. At the end of the day no amount of learning or education is going to make for any great content creation if you do not put in the effort and work. Routines play a big role here.
As Roald Dahl himself said:
The writer has to force himself to work. He has to make his own hours and if he doesn’t go to his desk at all, there is nobody to scold him.
What content creation tips have helped you the most with your creation process?