We spend a lot of time talking about the craft of writing here on the Eight Ladies blog. It helps reinforce and/or expand our writing skills and provides motivation and new perspectives. Plus, it’s nice to be part of a community of other people with similar interests and goals.
All that is great, but being a writer also involves doing some actual writing. To that end, it’s time for Friday Writing Sprints.
A writing sprint is a focused block of writing time. The goal is to get words on the page; to flex your writing skills and jump start your creativity.
- Set a time period (i.e., 15 minutes)
- When you’re done, note your progress (i.e., “15 minutes and 394 words”)
You can schedule your own writing sprints at any time, but it’s more fun when there are others participating. You can inspire and motivate each other, as well as provide a level of accountability.
So, let’s write!
At :15 past the hour (which ever hour you choose), pull out that pen/paper, computer, or whatever your writing implements of choice are, and Write.
When you’re done, post a comment below letting us know how you did.
I’ll be “sprinting” during my lunch break. I hope to have a good word count to report.
Happy writing to all.