This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
It’s okay writers, you can admit it, we won’t judge. You procrastinate just a little, don’t you?
Don’t worry, we do it too. All writers do.
In fact, as much as we love our craft, sitting down at our desks and just writing can sometimes feel like the most difficult thing in the world. For that reason, every writer has their own unique method of beating procrastination. Truman Capote wrote horizontally, for example, while Hemingway wrote standing up. Haruki Murakami, the best-selling Japanese author, runs approximately 10km before his writing sessions, just to get rid of his nervous energy. Phew!
While we’re not quite up to running a 10k before we open our work in progress, here at Novelicious, we do like a bit of a race.
Introducing our newest interactive feature for writers: The Twitter #noveliciouswordrace
#noveliciouswordrace offers the opportunity to battle procrastination and practise writing by joining up for a short but focussed burst of writing via Twitter. The session lasts for an hour – every Tuesday evening from 7pm UK time (note that the UK is currently on British Summer Time, or GMT+1) – during which time word racers try to eschew all distractions for writing. After the hour is up, you tweet us word count and totals are made.
Expect lots of encouragement, camaraderie, virtual back slapping and a serious bump in your word count. Keep you eyes peeled for the very first Twitter #noveliciouswordrace tonight @Novelicious at 7pm UK time. We’ll be the ones in the neon sweatbands and legwarmers at the starting line.
For tips on how to word race, check out Cesca's Beat The Block Video below.
See you there!