Word Wars to Spur You on to Write

Logo for the National Novel Writing Month

Do you like to run? Ever train for a 3K, 5K or marathon? What helps motivate you to keep running even if you get bored, tired, or your legs are absolutely killing you? Does the thought of competition motivate you to go further and dig deep within you to keep going? Does knowing that others are running at your side, watching and cheering you on, spur you forward?

Final papers and projects are coming due, there is a lot of very important writing that you need to do. Often just writing and churning out the words can get the creative inspirations going. Yet, sitting and looking at a blank screen will cause writer’s block to totally take over. If you find yourself sitting there, not knowing what to write next, perhaps finding a writing buddy to do Word Wars is just the thing that you need

If you signed up to write in the National Novel Writing Month you will already know about “Word Wars.” They have bulletin boards where users can sign up to have 10 or 15 minute challenges with another writer. You push the button and start writing, both of you race to the finish line and see how much you can write when you focus for those few minutes. Just be sure to not post your email address on the site- follow the directions. Click here to find out more.

If you don’t want to sign up, just make your own Word Wars, get a classmate or friend, set a timer and WRITE.  You might be amazed at how much you can get done.

When you are done writing, or if you are still stuck with writer’s block, make an appointment to meet with a friendly consultant at The Writing Center @ MSU.  We can help you any step along the way.  Don’t wait until the last minute and find that the schedule is full.  Make an appointment today!

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