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#FirstDraft120 Day 96: THORsday Thursday (New Year, Revised Goals) | #amwriting #handwriting

Thursday, January 5, 2017


On Thursdays, we do an alternate version of Timer Tuesday—instead of challenging ourselves to sit at the computer and try to crank out as many words as fast as we can, the challenge is to get away from the computer.

fd120-thorsdayWhat Does THORsday Mean?
It’s pretty simple. Our writing challenge for today is:

What that means is that for the length of time you designate (half an hour, 45 minutes, an hour, etc.), you will write by hand (on actual paper). You will turn off all of your Internet-connected devices (or put them away/get away from them). And you will find a remote spot in which to work—in other words, don’t do this at the same place where you usually write. Go into a different room. Go outside. If you can, get out of the house and go work somewhere else, like your public library or a coffee shop.

Otherwise, try to follow all of the [revised] suggestions that we use for regular 1k1hr writing sprints.

Assignment: Leave a comment with your THORsday goal—when, where, and for how long do you plan to do your handwritten challenge today? If you’d like to, for accountability’s sake, come back afterward and post an image of your handwritten work.

Link to instructions for posting images in the comments.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:24 am

    It’s going to be hard to make myself do this today . . . my new laptop should be arriving early this afternoon (or however soon it’s delivered!), and it’s going to take all of my strength of will to set it aside for an hour once it gets here in order to do any by-hand fiction-related work. (Here’s hoping [?] that it will need to download a bunch of updates that will take around an hour during which time I can’t use it, right?)

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  2. Carol permalink
    Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:50 am

    I plan to write for thirty minutes tonight after work. I’ll write longhand, although not in a remote place. 😀


  3. Thursday, January 5, 2017 5:36 pm

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  4. Carol permalink
    Thursday, January 5, 2017 8:01 pm

    So I did do a little longhand writing/brainstorming. Didn’t count words, but I spent about 30 minutes on it.


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