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Apr 28, 2019 16:50:11

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by @richardlynch | 209 words | 🐣 | 14💌

Richard Lynch

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Total words: 4574 (18 pages 📄)

I decided to try out this 200 words a day thing for a month to develop the habit

of spending more free time producing content rather than consuming content, and

this seemed like a rather low effort start.

My plan for this is to set a 15 minute timer to come up with a topic and start

a rough draft, then set a 5 minute timer to write the final 200 words. I try

to be realistic with myself and I know that if I don't give myself a time

constraint then I wont publish anything. It's always higher EV (expected value)

to put _something_ out there than it is to have an unfinished work of art sat

on your hard drive. So don't expect any master pieces here!

I'm also doing this with my girlfriend, who is a much better writer than I,

to keep each other accountable.

It's surprisingly hard to get this last 50 words, but I'm a big believer in

practice so I'll stick at it. It'll be interesting to come back to this and

see how much easier writing 200 words on a topic is after a month. Looks

like managed to I've hit my target. Weird, looks like the output from `wc -w` differes to this sites word count.

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    @richardlynch Congratulations on your first post! I hope you will find it enjoyable to establish a daily writing habit here.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 28, 2019 10:25:48
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    @richardlynch Welcome to the community Richard!

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 28, 2019 18:01:09
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    @richardlynch You beat me to the first post, nicely done! :-)

    Anna Kaczynski avatar Anna Kaczynski | Apr 28, 2019 17:00:48
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