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Best-selling author and historian Shelby Foote produced his authoritative three-volume, 2,500-page history of the Civil War using a simple but powerful strategy: To avoid being overwhelmed by the scope of the project, he committed to writing only 500 words per day.

On some days, he hit the minimum. On others, he far exceeded it. Over the course of time, his strategy produced a masterpiece.

If you have to tackle a big writing project, break it into manageable chunks by writing 500 words per day. This will give you a discrete, accomplishable goal every day, force you to focus on producing quality work and keeping you from having to play catch-up as deadlines approach.

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