One More Reason To Be A Prolific Writer

And why this one will be critical in the future

No matter what you write, writing a lot comes with benefits.

Authors like Nicolas Cole and Dickie Bush make excellent cases for writing quantities of non-fiction. 

I’ve spent years and written dozens of posts exploring the benefits of being prolific if you happen to write indie fiction, and I live up to the theory—I’ve published nearly 200 fiction titles. 

A really fast recap of the benefits of being prolific

Bullet points only – I’ve covered these benefits in detail in the past, and will expand upon them in the future:

  1. Your writing gets better
  2. You will naturally become a faster writer
  3. Your sales increase exponentially with each product shipped
  4. Your marketing grows easier
  5. Your digital footprint expands
  6. Your name recognition factor increases

The benefit I *didn’t* cover

One of the benefits of being prolific that I have never mentioned before is an intangible one.

Mark Manson, in his article, “5 Boring Ways to Become More Creative”, said:

When you research the towering creative figures throughout history, it turns out that most of them simply out-produced their contemporaries by a wide margin.

 So, simply by writing a lot, writers can become more creative.

Why is being more creative a good thing?

Indie authors, in particular, are told to write the same books, but different, if they want to appeal to the widest possible market of readers. 

Writing to market has been a survival strategy since publishing for royalties was invented.  Now, with the evolution of whale readers and reading subscription services, being a “reliable” author and producing book after book of the same sort of story is a survival strategy.

Non-fiction authors and content writers also benefit from writing a lot in their niche. 

But that might be about to change.

AI content is coming for fiction and is here already for non-fiction

Like the AI narrated audiobooks I spoke about recently, AI written content is on the verge of becoming mainstream. 

You can already find (bad) AI written non-fiction on the web, and there are several AI written novels that are also not brilliant.

But AI is learning.

Will all writers be out of a job when AI figures out how to write competently?

AI produces content based upon what it has learned from other content.  In other words, it’s writing the same story/article, but different, which is exactly what indie fiction authors in particular have been trained to do.

With AI producing the fodder that whale readers want, fiction authors and even non-fiction writers, will find that the easiest way to differentiate their writing from AI-produced content will be to create highly unique stories and articles. 

We’ll write the outliers and staggeringly original works that AI can’t possibly imitate because it won’t have seen anything like it before.

Our best defense will be to become highly creative.

And one of the ways to become super creative, according to Mark Manson, is to write more.  Lots more.

Start thinking about ways to become prolific—it will benefit you immensely and just might save your career.

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