Live writing sprints
Live writing sprints are a great way to get your writing done and make serious progress on your book or blog posts. Whether a session has everyone attending in one place, live in person, or whether it’s held on Zoom with people scattered all over the country or world, work sprints can be your secret weapon for productivity. In fact, some people join our live online sprints and work on things other than writing. Sprints really do lend themselves to any type of work you’re doing at or near your computer. Several of my Page by Page writing accountability group coaching program members make use of these sessions to make progress on their writing and editing goals. If you’d like to know more after you finish reading this page, email me at Jennifer@HarshmanServices.com and put Live Writing Sprints in the subject line.
What is a sprint?
The term sprint is often associated with agile project management now. The term has been used for much longer to refer to any short, speedy, all-out effort. A writing sprint is a defined and short period of time, such as 45 minutes or one hour, during which the participants write as fast as they can. At the end of each sprint, they account for what they did or did not do. Knowing that you have to tell the group what you accomplished makes you want to be sure to stay focused and work.
Writing sprint goals
There are different ways to approach writing sprint goals. Some sprinters set word-count goals. Others set time-spent goals. Some people feel that word-count goals pressure them to create low-quality writing. As long as the writer revises the writing later, it’s okay to do a low-quality word dump. Time-spent goals can lend themselves more to quality over quantity. That’s why some authors and bloggers like to set that kind of writing sprint goal.
Writing sprints online
The best thing about living in this day and age is the internet and everything it makes possible for us. Many people run their entire businesses online, and writing sprints online allow us to connect with others. That means when we do live writing sprints, we’re not so alone and can still get our work done—even more work than we would have gotten done in isolation.
How is that possible?
Doing writing sprints online, such as on a Zoom call, helps us to be motivated to produce work and avoid distractions. You know you’ve fallen down more than one online rabbit hole when you should have been working. We all have! This is the solution. Harshman Services offers sprints seven days a week for at least four hours every day. The cost is just $10 a month, which is to help cover the cost of running the program. Crazy cheap, right? Pop in when you want, and leave when you want. Do what works for you. Just click the image or the link below, and join us for live writing sprints.