Do you know the secret to HOW to WRITE FAST? Would you like to learn?

Before I began blogging I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, how to do it, or  WHY I wanted to waste my time. That was before I met the people at COPYBLOGGER. After I subscribed to their blog I learned so much. I’m still learning. I wanted to share something Robert Bruce posted this weekend.

It’s your writing tool tip for the day.


The SECRET lies in 30 minutes. That’s all. Just 30 minutes. Robert Bruce stole this technique from Eugene Schwartz, and says it’s the single most powerful practice for getting words on a page he’s ever used.

Here are the steps:

  • Get a kitchen timer or use a stopwatch or your phone timer.
  • Set the timer for 30 minutes and punch the “start” button.
  • DO NOT get up from your desk (or writing chair) until 30 minutes passes and the buzzer goes off.
  • The trick–don’t try to write. Don’t stress about it.
  • After a few minutes of sitting there staring at the page, or your cat, or gazing out the window at nothing you’ll get bored enough that you’ll write.
  • When the 30  minutes are up, do something else. Get up and move around for a while. Reward yourself.
  • Come back for another 30 minutes of trying NOT to write.
  • If you get six or seven of these sessions in during a day, you’ll be way ahead and wonder why you ever struggled to write.
  • Write a lot. The more you do, the more you’ll write.
Let me know if this works at making you more productive. But be honest. Don’t get up before that 30 minute timer goes off. I’m going to try it all day Tuesday and let you know how well I did. (Or didn’t do.)


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  1. This sounds like great advice.

  2. Robin says:

    Ooh! This is a great idea! I was going to say I’ll try it tomorrow, but I think Thursday would actually be better. This sounds like a great way to get in some good writing and really stay productive.

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