How to write 10,000 words a day

Interesting blog post on getting stuff written.. 1000 words a day!

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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How to do your research project by Gary Thomas


I’ve just picked up a copy of ‘How to do your research project’ by Gary Thomas.. I’ve read the first chapter and from what I’ve seen its really nicely written and very accessible. There is a companion website and some useful downloads including checklists, planning documents and research route maps. Seems reasonably priced on both Amazon and Sage websites.