Writing Advice For Writers

I Wrote 5,550 Words In A Single Day. Here’s Exactly How I Did It.

And how you can too!

Alex Bentley
4 min readAug 14, 2022


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At some point, many writers hit a writing plateau.

Or maybe it’s a 10-foot-high brick wall. And many times, we writers like to bang our heads against this wall. And we keep banging our heads until we give up or bust right through it.

For me, that wall was 5,000 words high.

I’m not a fast writer. In fact, I’m pretty darn slow.

But I cranked out an astonishing 5,550 words in a single day.

Here’s how I did it and how you can, too.

1. I sat down at my desk, with my laptop fired up.

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The day I broke my record for word counts was like any other day.

The golden rays of the sun peeped through the glass panes, seeping into the house. I had just awoke and spent some time with my wife and baby boy.

Then I went into my home office and shut the door behind me.

Sitting at my wooden desk with a cup of freshly brewed coffee, I fired up my MacBook like I usually do.

There’s nothing special about this step, but it’s mandatory. You won’t be able to concentrate if you don’t have a sacred place to write.

So, the first step is to find your sacred space and prepare your mind to write.

For me, it’s also the key event that kicks off my day of writing.

2. I blocked out all distractions.

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No phone. No annoying people. No interruptions.

I had to be in the zone if I wanted to churn out 5,000 words or more. So, I turned off my phone and put it in another room.



Alex Bentley

I write about crypto, personal finance, business & tech. Also, I publish a bit of humor to make you laugh.