Writing Sprints, Getting Words to Paper.

Lindsey Taylor
Jan 8, 2018 · 2 min read
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Writing sprints are short increments of time where an individual, or group of people, write. The idea is to focus on writing and doing it for a specific amount of time. It can be an individual assignment or a group effort, as long as the words are getting to paper (or word processor).

Writing sprints can be hosted on a social media platform. You can use it to write stories or finish projects. It can be used for short-term or long-term writing goals. Any way you go about it, writing sprints will get your creative juices flowing and will force you to focus and write.

As a writer, I know that procrastination can be tricky. It’s not always guaranteed when you will feel your muse, and if you’re like me, you have a ton of obligations. So, even if you feel the creativity bubbling over, you can’t always drop everything to write for a specific amount of time. I’m not making excuses, but life happens. Writing, sometimes, must take a backseat to all our other responsibilities.

That’s okay though, with writing sprints, this gives you the time to go for it. Set 15 minutes, or more, aside and WRITE! Even if you feel lost, or have writer’s block, just put something down on paper. Writing takes effort and time, sometimes getting started just takes you starting.

I like the idea of writing sprints. I have such a hectic schedule, and my days seem never-ending. The writing sprints are something I can get on board with. Getting the inspiration you need, sometimes takes a little push.

How do you focus and write with all the other things you have to do? When do you find time to just write? What are your experiences with writing sprints?

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