Friday, May 18, 2018
The Pomodoro Technique for Getting Your Writing Done
I recently heard of the Pomodoro Technique--something I've done off and on for years, more or less, without having a name for it.
Here's what I love about it: the name. It comes from those old kitchen timers that look like tomatoes. Tomato, in Italian, is pomodoro. So basically, it's a fancified name for a simple but efficient work strategy.
How to use the Pomodoro Technique:
First, get a kitchen timer (or an internet timer or a fancy Pomodoro App on your phone).
Set it for 25 minutes.
Write until the timer beeps.
Take a five minute break: walk around, play a quick round of a game, get some water, stretch, pet your cat, etc.
It's remarkably effective, and can be used for many tasks, not just writing. Plus, it's got a great name.
Melinda Brasher's most recent sale is a twist on Rumpelstiltskin, appearing in Timeless Tales. You can also find her fiction in Nous, Electric Spec, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and others. If you're dreaming about traveling to Alaska, check out her guide book, Cruising Alaska on a Budget; a Cruise and Port Guide. Visit her online at http://www.melindabrasher.com
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