What is a writing sprint?
A sprint is a set amount of brief, uninterrupted writing time.
Fun Facts about Sprints
~ The purpose of a sprint is get words on paper–fast.
~ A sprint is announced via social media, such as Twitter and Facebook.
~ Someone will announce a sprint for a certain time, i.e. “Who wants to sprint at 11:00 a.m.?” and invite others to participate.
~ 1 hr/1K is a common sprint, meaning the goal is to write 1,000 words in 1 hour.
~ Ironically, the key to a successful Sprint is turning off or away from social media during the sprint.
~ People who join in the sprint often report in after it’s over and announce their progress.
~ The value of a sprint is two-fold: to get words to paper, and to be inspired by a feeling of community.
~ Ironically, again, the community is usually a virtual (online) one.
~ Think Usain Bolt working on a WIP. That’s a sprint.
Have you ever sprinted? Is/was it valuable?