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Chris is co-founder of Prolifiko, writing productivity coach, writer and content consultant.

A 7-Day Writing Sprint is a coaching program designed to help you fast-forward a piece of writing over a week. Unique to Prolifiko, our sprints are structured in a way that help you reflect on your progress day-by-day so you start to find a few tactics and approaches that keep you motivated and moving forwards.

Our sprints are for anyone who wants to get a piece of writing done – it can be any type of writing and you can be at any stage of writing it. Planning, structuring and contemplating all count. However, you do need to have something to focus on – if you’re just looking for ideas, this sprint isn’t for you.

Also, if you were wondering… our sprints are free, there’s no charge, never will be and you can go on as many as you want. We put on these sprints to help you but also to provide a taster of our other paid-for coaching programs – but there is no pressure to ever join one of these.

What you’ll receive

We’ll send you an email every day for seven days. Each email has a theme and asks you to take a small action to take.

Your sprint is top and tailed with a pre-race warm and a post-race cool down. These are important to complete and are part of our structure as they help you plan your approach and consolidate your learning.

The principles of sprinting

#1. Train daily: Try to move your project forwards every day – even in a small way. Connecting with your writing each day keeps your writing muscles warm and this helps you to maintain momentum.

#2. Stretch yourself (a little): The key to a good 7-day goal is to make it a teeny bit challenging. Be realistic – but don’t be too easy on yourself either. Otherwise you’ll just get bored.

#3. Go step-by-step: Always focus on the next day’s task – and only on that. The sprint helps you focus on what’s immediately in front of you so you don’t get overwhelmed or distracted.

#4. Reflect and recalibrate: After each writing session, ask how your session went and what you’d change for next time. Use your reflections to adapt your approach throughout the sprint.

We forward to seeing you on the starting line soon – please shout if you have any questions.

Chris and Bec, your sprint coaches