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Tuesday, July 26 • 10:15am - 12:15pm

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What is a Writing Sprint? A sprint is a dedicated block of time for writing whether alone or in a group with the goal of steadily putting words on the page without editing or analyzing as you go. Writing sprints can help you:
  • Write more as you allow the words to flow
  • Increase writing speed by letting the critical editing brain take a rest
  • Reach word count goals you have set for yourself for your WIP
  • Reach goals for number of pages written if that is how you want to measure your progress
We are inviting you to write with us at our annual Summer Conference. Each day’s writing sprints will be moderated, and we will write in three 25-minute blocks of time with a 5-minute break in-between. We’ll do three sprints and then use the last half-hour to talk about our work, ask questions of the moderator or other sprinters and get ready to keep going on your WIP.
You can participate in the writing sprints whether you are attending the conference or not as the sessions will be online as well as in person. In order to make the most of three days of sprints, know what WIP you want to work on. Come prepared. Decide if you just want to work on a particular chapter or use the sprints to develop scenes. If you want to set word goals for yourself, do so. The sessions only require that you show up and write.
The moderator will keep time and let you know when each break occurs and facilitate the discussion session at the end of each day’s sprint.
Writing sprints are all about quantity over quality. So let the internal editor take a break and don’t stop writing until the timer goes off.
Doing writing sprints with others is an easy way to hold yourself accountable and get more done on your project than you might otherwise do along.

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Cathleen O'Connor

Cathleen O’Connor, PhD is a writer, speaker, teacher, coach, and intuitive who offers developmental editing, publishing, book layout, and marketing services to other writers. An intuitive dream analyst, she has been quoted in the Huffington Post and had articles published in Canada’s... Read More →

Tuesday July 26, 2022 10:15am - 12:15pm EDT