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Old 21st November 2011, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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An interesting blog post on maxing your writing time.

http://thisblogisaploy.blogspot.com/...words-day.html


Some good suggestions here, I think.
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Old 21st November 2011, 10:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Awesome leap in output. The knowledge and enthusiasm sides of her triangle seem to work well together in a short period of preparation prior to writing. I'll definitely give it a go.

I'm not sure I'll be time recording and analysing activity to the extent she adopted. Food for thought though.
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Old 21st November 2011, 11:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for posting that, J-WO - I really need to improve my productivity if I'm going to hit Angry Robot's deadlines, and being methodical about it appeals to my left-brain
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writeordie can be useful to increase output - I use it and a chatroom.
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The idea of losing my words would stress me out too much to write - I prefer suitable background music to put me in the mood
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An interesting post indeed! I'll be mulling this over. Also, "Write Or Die" was an interesting mention too (though I did read it as Write Ordie, as in Geordie, and was at a bit of a loss as to what that might be!)
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An interesting post indeed! I'll be mulling this over. Also, "Write Or Die" was an interesting mention too (though I did read it as Write Ordie, as in Geordie, and was at a bit of a loss as to what that might be!)
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Good post, covers a lot of ground I've been experimenting with. Having a dry list of what a scene is going to be about does increase the speed of writing drastically. I've managed to hit 1.5k words per hour on average writing long hand when I've done that. I type a lot faster than I write, but I get distracted by internet/games/photoshop. One of these days I'll get a laptop, install ubuntu on it so no games work. Destroy its network card so I can't go online and lock myself in a dark room with just some pringles, a cup of tea and an idea. Then I'll hit 10,000 words per HOUR!!!!! (Well, maybe 2k)
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The idea of losing my words would stress me out too much to write - I prefer suitable background music to put me in the mood
LOL I so get that. I do both (my characters are based on singers so they sing to me as I work) - it's my fear of losing it that makes it work so well. Writing for twenty minutes solo I write about 2-300 words. In the chatroom without writeordie I get about 600 - chatroom challenges and writeordie together I get 800-1100 words in the same timeframe and I find the quality isn't much different, it is draft dependant rather time.
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I gotta say, I'm such a slow writer compared to you guys. I mean it. Its the one thing about my writing that really annoys me. Needless to say, I enjoyed the article a great deal.
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I gotta say, I'm such a slow writer compared to you guys. I mean it. Its the one thing about my writing that really annoys me. Needless to say, I enjoyed the article a great deal.
Every writer approaches it differently - I tend to pay for speed by spending longer editing, so it probably balances out. I know writers with work published that write a 100 words in the 20 minutes and others that are reliable at throwing out 900+
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Very interesting article, which I'm going to steal for my next blogpost

I'm a middling-speed writer, I'd guess. Maybe 1,500 words a day, at the most. When I write something new I'll try re-reading that article to see if it helps.
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