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About seven minutes, unless the kids interupt. I think that there are two different kinds of 100 words – there are the fresh words that you are pouring out to get your ideas/story down as quickly and clearly as possible, and then there are the hundred words when you sit down to revise and find something that doesn’t work because [insert reason here] and so you have to replace them with something perfect, because you are revising, after all. In that situation I once spent an hour on about a hundred words. I have always looked at word counts in… Read more »

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Usually, it only takes me a few minutes as well, unless I’m in a funk or being over self-critical. Also, if I sit down without knowing what I’m going to write, it takes a lot longer than when I’ve been thinking about it all day.


It all depends is the best answer I can come up with. When the words are flowing it takes a really short time, a few minutes or so. When I’m in the thoes of revising it can take all day. I don’t count each and every word while I’m revising though. I just go back and pick out the sentences and, if I’ve been doing well, the paras the jump out at me, so I usually have done more than the numbers show.


Um…I agree with everyone else. I can crank out 100 words in just a few minutes. But normally they are not worth keeping. If I have been thinking about a scene I can crank that out pretty fast but that ends up being alot more than 100 words and is still pretty rough. If I want 100 really good words i.e., printable, It will take me a good hour. Or more. I am the king of staring at blank screens.


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