Post by Nessa Arandur on Oct 23, 2020 2:09:34 GMT -6
What is timed writing?
Timed writing is the act of sitting down somewhere comfortable, jotting down the time, and then simply writing for a set amount of time, writing anything, without stopping to fix, or edit, or clarify, rephrase, or delete. You let your mind run free of the sometime burden of wanting perfection and give your imagination free reign.
Read this article by Holly Lisle: Timed Writing, and then do some timed writing for ten minutes. Write about whatever you want (keep it clean, please, because you have to post it here at some stage). Just keep writing and don't stop for anything.
When you're done, read what you've written, and revel in the fact you didn't have to make it perfect. Do that for as long as you'd like. ^_^
Then, go and do something else for a while. Read a book for a bit. Hang the washing out. For goodness' sake, feed your hungry pet!
Later, come back to your piece and read it. See where you might want to change this or that. What would make it read better? If it's a story scene, did it have change, and closure? If you didn't actually finish anything in the ten minutes, that's okay. See what it might take to finish the scene. When you've had a break, come back again, and edit your Timed Writing piece. Polish it and make it look pretty. If you're a super-Timed-Writer-person and you've written a lot in that ten minutes, or if your polishing and editing extended things somewhat, then feel free to only use a portion of it for this challenge.
Reward: Earn a maximum of 10 Honor Points based on your excerpt's word count.
100 words or less = 10 Easy Points
101-300 words = 10 Medium Points
301-500 words = 10 Hard Points