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Kitchen Timer

The Kitchen Timer method was lifted from Award-winning comedy author, Lauren Graham's, book, Talking As Fast As I Can. Graham recounts how she learned it from Don Roos, who based it on the Pomodoro Technique. Along with Graham, I can say that this method has transformed the way I write. I now spend way fewer hours, being productive. It gave me structure where there was none. It has changed my life as a writer, and I hope it changes yours too.

The principle of Kitchen Timer is that every writer deserves a definite and doable way of feeling successful everyday. To do this, we learn to judge ourselves on behavior, rather than content. We set up a goal for ourselves, as writers, that is easy, measurable, free of anxiety, and above all, failproof—because everyone can sit, and an hour will always pass.
Here’s how it works:1. Buy a kitchen timer that goes to sixty minutes. Or use a timer app. Or tell Siri to start a timer for sixty minutes.
2. Decide on Monday how many hours of writing you…
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