Are you a word sprint addict and need a steady stream of writing marathons to keep you going? Have no fear. The Sprint Shack has a new fix for you—the Twitter #TalesAndTea Party. Because that’s another thing that most writers have a slightly-more-than-healthy intake of each day: caffeinated beverages. Tea. Coffee. Pure caffeine in a drip. Take your pick.
So what is the #TalesAndTea Party?
Essentially, it’s a word sprint marathon, held between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. GMT (that’s 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. PST), every Saturday. Starting on the hour, each sprint lasts for 20 minutes, followed by a 10 minute break (just long enough to brew a cuppa). That means your fingers should be poised, ready to write, at :00 and :30 during the two hours of the sprinting party. Of course, you don’t have to take part in all the word sprints. Jump in and out as you please!
So that’s the ‘tales’ sorted, but where does the ‘tea party’ bit come in?
This is my favourite part. While the sprints go on, treat yourself to a pot of tea (or your writing beverage of choice) and some yummy snacks (think pastries, cakes, scones and crumpets), and tweet what delicious drinks you’re sipping and what delectable foodstuffs you’re nibbling on to @TheSprintShack, along with your word count for each sprint! You can use the #TalesAndTea hashtag to find fellow Tea Party-ers and report your word count too.
Simple—and scrumptious—enough? Then come join us on Twitter for two hours of tea and text!
Will you be attending the Twitter #TalesAndTea Party next Saturday? What drink will be fuelling your sprints?