The Advantages of Writing in Short Bursts

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“A word after a word after a word is power.”
— Margaret Atwood

Some people have a golden rule that they need to sit down and write 1,000 -2,000 words at once.

Is this really necessary?


When you force yourself to write a certain number of words, it can stifle your creativity.

You need to make sure your writing is quality. If it’s not good, it won’t matter how many words you ink.

When I’m tired to the point of almost falling asleep, I stop writing. I can tell my brain is not fully functioning so it doesnt’ make sense to attempt to hit a word count.

Why put awful words when down when I’m just going to delete them tomorrow?

Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t type a certain number of words in one setting.

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As long as you keep writing often enough, eventually you’ll finish your book. I never stress about how many words I write in a day. Sometimes I literally write only five words and I’m content with that.

Of course if you’re on a deadline, then this article isn’t for you. This is for writers who don’t have a time stamp they’re committed to.

Pick three times during the day to sit down for 15 minutes each time. You can write many a word in 45 minutes time. Better yet, it can be good writing.

When you write in short periods of time, the potential of the quality of your writing improves. Your brain is only getting pushed for a small amount of time throughout the day so you’re more effective.

It’s all about your level of alertness. How awake are you when you’re writing?

Writing in short bursts can potentially improve your writing. Try it and see what happens.

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