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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

111 words

 I’m starting a project of writing 111 words a day in a focused way, as Andrew Shields does (I believe). I’ve been thinking this will be a good mechanism to introduce to my students in Spanish 340, "Introduction to Literature," in the Spring semester. My method is to open a word document, write, and stop when the word count arrives at the desired word limit. If I have a few extra words then I will go back and edit so that the exact word count is achieved. I could link this exercise, too, with my world famous “Complete Sentence Game,” in which one speaks in complete sentences as long as possible. 

1 comment:

Andrew Shields said...

I think that’s mostly how my students do it – write up to 111 words and edit for a moment if it’s a bit long. I tend to write more than 111 words and then tighten up.