Try writing 300 words

Yeah, yeah, it’s supposed to be a book. Or a play. Or a whatever, something that’s a rather long and daunting job. Just tell yourself that you’re going to write 300 words on it right now:

I use this trick to great effect because I know I can write 300 words, at the same time that I rarely ever just write 300 words. The technique gives me an imminently attainable goal that I have no excuse not to achieve and focuses on the actual starting rather than on the finishing.

The next time you’re either stuck or procrastinating on a writing project, give yourself a goal of writing 300 words on it. (Click to tweet – thanks!)

Procrastinating on a Writing Project? Use the 300-Words Trick – Charlie Gilkey, Productive Flourising (25 August 2014)

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