Raffle Ticket Your Way to a Finished Book

And grow your gratitude along the way.

Rose Ernst
5 min readJan 21, 2020


“Luck is not as random as you think. Before that lottery ticket won the jackpot, someone had to buy it.” — Vera Nazarian

This is for all you writing productivity nerds out there, looking for new ways to write this year.

You know who you are.

Yes, I was aimlessly wandering the stationery supplies aisle, when I came across a raffle ticket book. I was in Cornwall, so it's not surprising I had never seen one like this before:

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I had to pick it up.

Inside were pages of tickets made of regular paper, not like the stiff cardboard affairs in the United States.

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My mind whirred. How could I use this for my clients’ writing practices or my own?

(But really, I just had to fulfill the urge to buy a piece of stationary)

I thought about the Pomodoro technique, Shaunta Grimesgold star technique, the streak technique, the sprint technique, and AcWriMo/NaNoWriMo.

Then I thought about the practice of rewarding yourself after finishing a major project.

And finally, I thought about how unbelievably fortunate I am to be a writer — and to have found the joy in it again.

Why not combine the best of these techniques to maintain momentum and get the writing done?

Raffle Ticket Technique


Step 1: Tickets

Rose Ernst

Scholar, writer, editor, and autistic traveler. Autistic Traveler: https://theautistictraveler.com/ Writing Sprints: https://roseernst.substack.com/