How to write 10,000 words a day

This has really opened my eyes! Love the sound of the thesis boot camp.

Wonder if I can do something similar with my online colleagues?

The Thesis Whisperer

One of the most popular posts on the Thesis Whisperer is How to write 1000 words a day and not go bat shit crazy. Last year a Twitter follower brought to my attention a post called How I went from writing 2000 words to 10,000 words a day by the fiction writer Rachel Aaron.

I did a double take.

Can you really write 10,000 words a day? Well, Rachel says she can, with three conditions:

1) Know what you are going to write before you write it
2) Set aside a protected time to write, and
3) Feel enthusiastic about what you are writing

I read the post with interest. Much of what Rachel did conformed with what I suggest in my earlier post, but I couldn’t bring myself to really believe Rachel’s productivity claims. To regularly write 10,000 words: It’s the dream, right? Imagine if you could reliably…

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One thought on “How to write 10,000 words a day

  1. Thesis boot camp sounds good! I think I really need a real-life one rather than a virtual one though – a real life one would help with the loneliness problem too. I have set up study breakfasts with a friend of mine once a month where we talk about our research (although we are both terrible for last minute cancellations). It really helps to actually talk aloud to someone non-judgemental about my research and I usually come away with renewed enthusiasm. I haven’t touched my research today as I have spent all day preparing for my five year olds’ birthday party tomorrow. They are super-excited but I can’t wait for it to be over tbh!

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