How to write 10,000 words a day

I’ve had The Thesis Whisperer on my blog reader for some time and there always something interesting and helpful to peruse. Seeing this post made me do a double take and I was curious to see this methodology in practice.

Written by Dr. Inger Mewburn, (the Director of Research at Australian National University), the blog offers plenty advice on thesis/dissertation writing. Makes you feel a little less insane when someone can commiserate with your experience and even better, when they can put the whole thing into words.

I’m going to set aside time this weekend to see how far I get, but let’s hope it more than 20 words….heh

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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