Writing in Distracting Times: Strategies to Boost Your Word Count
We've all been there: you sit down at your computer, determined to bang out a chapter or finish drafting a short story...and the next thing you know, four hours have passed, and all you have are a couple of paragraphs. Where did the time go? Facebook...news sites...teacup pig videos on YouTube. The list of distractions is endless. In this class, students will be introduced to the various productivity strategies used by some of the world’s most prolific authors, such as Stephen King and Nora Roberts. Andrew Shaffer—who wrote his first published novel in just ten days—will discuss timed writing sprints, word count goals, productivity apps, and other ways to maximize the time you spend at your keyboard.