Sarah J.


Author, Writer, Freelance Journalist


15 ways how to find time to write


Finding time to write can be tricky for most of us, especially if we lead busy lives with work and small children. This is how I found time to write even when I held down a full-time job, school and had a small child.

1. Download a writing tool to your phone (for example Word or a free app) and take your child outside in the stroller. Find a bench and sit down to write while you push the stroller back and forth.

2. Put on your child's favourite TV show and write for 15 minutes. Repeat once a day.

3. Get up a little bit earlier and write before you need to get ready for work/school.

4. Use 15 minutes of your lunch break to write.

5. If you're a night owl, go to bed a little bit later to write.

6. While on your commute to work/school: write.

7. Keep a notebook and pen in your pocket and write down things for your book throughout the day.

8. Download a writing app onto your phone and write down things for your book throughout the day.

9. Set the alarm on your phone and write when the bell rings.

10. Cook a quick meal, so you get more time to write.

11. Watch less TV, so you get more time to write.

12. Get off a stop earlier on your commute home and write on your phone while walking.

13. Write on your phone or in your notebook while you're waiting in a queue.

14. Write while you wait in a phone queue.

15. Go on a holiday to write.

Even if you only get 15 minutes to write every day, be happy and content with it. I know a few people who have managed to finish a whole book by writing only 15 minutes a day, so if you can get that be proud of your efforts! Wishing you all the best of luck and please share which techniques you use to find time to write every day.

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