How Writers can increase their daily word output

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If you’re a writer who struggling to get words down, I’ve got news for you…don’t sweat it.

I’ve been there before, and who hasn’t? The struggle to get words down is an affliction that has plagued scribes since the dawn of time.

My advice would be to take it slow and start small. What I like to do is schedule a 100 words the first day and get those down. Yeah you heard me, 100 words, that how small I start. I make it fun and treat it as if it’s a game. I call it the Word Counting game and build on that. Then when I get those hundred down I forget about writing until the next day. The following day I move it up to 250 words. Once I get those down, again I forget about writing until the next day.

You see where I’m going? I keep it going: 500, then 750, then 1,000 and one and on. I increase my writing word count in small increments until I’m cranking out a ridiculous amount of words per day. And the great thing is you hardly, if ever, notice it. If I find myself struggling to get more than 1,000 words down I just start all over again. With 100.

That’s how you defeat writers block. You turn writing into something fun. A game. All great accomplishments start with that one tiny step.

Just remember to start small.

T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs about writing, self-publishing, and life. Please subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. He will dance on his hands if you do.

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