Writers Hack #5

This week’s writers hack is concerning writing sprints, a favoured activity for people participating in NaNoWriMo. The aim is to set a specific amount of time and a group of people, or someone on their own, tries to write as much as they can.

Not only can this boost your word count during November, it can also improve your writing speed, a skill all writers can appreciate. It can also create a sense of community between people who have never met (digitally or otherwise). I plan to use this tool often during November to get to 50,000 words.

Even if you don’t plan on participating this November you can still use writers sprints to boost your writing. It’s as easy as setting a timer and getting to work, but there are apps out there designed for this tool, they can track how often you do writers sprints and how your success as changed with them by tracking the amount of words written.

Whichever method you use I fully support this little writers hack to boost your writing any time of the year.


For November my series on Writers Hacks will be paused. All posts for November will be NaNoWriMo-centric. But come December this series will resume, hopefully with some more hacks that I have picked up during the next month whilst competing.


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