Writing Tip #8 – Race the Clock!

Try setting the a timer for 15 or 20 minutes and writing as much as you can before time runs out.  This forces you to just throw down words, any words, not worrying about how good they sound.  Meeting word counts are all well and good, but word counts do hold potential for pausing to craft a nicely worded sentence, or, alternately, writing filler sentences or scenes to meet the quota.  Racing the clock gives no leisure for either; you have to write down as much as you can before time runs out!

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