Daily word counts are one of the first things students ask about on our writing course. While we don’t have a set number, we do think it is a good idea to have one as a daily goal. If you want to be a published writer, you should cultivate a writing routine. Almost every writer I’ve interviewed has one.
Creating a habit of writing – even if what you are writing is not good – is vital. Many of them believe that you should write every day, saying that it helps them write with more confidence.
But how many words should you write every day?
Nobody really knows, but here are the daily word counts of 39 famous authors. (Please bear in mind that a double-spaced manuscript page contains approximately 300 words.)
Do you have a daily word count?
Even if you don’t have a word count yet, prompts are an excellent way to exercise the writing muscle. If you want to receive a free daily writing prompt, click here to join our mailing list.
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