How Do You Organize Your Writing?

7 Weekly Steps to Becoming an Organized Writer with Kelsey Browning

A cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, right? Today, co-founderKelsey Browning shows us how to keep organized for better writing.


How many times have you lamented (okay, out and out whined) about the pressure for writers to do it all these days? Writers are one-person enterprises, overseeing production, marketing, finance, strategy and more. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day, right?

Reality check.

Even if we added another eight hours to each day, we would still press to accomplish more in the limited time we have. So being organized is essential. Otherwise, you wake up one morning to discover your desk has its own zip code and your to-do list is longer than Santa’s. But by investing an hour a week, you can stay on track with your projects and paperwork. The trick is to make this process a part of your regularly scheduled work, not a maybe-if-I-get-to-it task. Commit and you’ll be happy you did.

Writing Schedules: Tips On Creating One

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English: Book and apparatus for writing. Engraving (prints). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Creating a writing schedule is tougher than I thought. I have been struggling with this for a while now. Our busy lives at home can create a huge obstacle for us when it comes to our writing. Daily responsibilities can hinder our writing time in more ways than one. I’ve discovered a few sites that offer tips and suggestions on creating a writing schedule and how to be more productive with the little writing time you may have. Check out this Book TV video on how some writers schedule their writing. Happy writing!

Check out these 6 steps from R.A. Evans on starting out small and keeping motivated.

If you want to be a writer, you have to write. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? The hard part isn’t knowing what you have to do so much as it’s finding when to do it. Sure, you have to write, but you also have to pay the bills, spend time with your family, and take the occasional shower. There’s no shortage of things you want to do, either, from catching up with friends to watching Game of Thrones on HBO. It can seem impossible to fit writing in amid all your other priorities.

What’s a busy writer to do? Don’t give up! Follow these six simple steps, and you’ll find there’s time for writing in every single day. Read more here.

Linda Clare shares tips in regards to the seasonal you.

Writing Tip for Today: Your writing schedule will depend on the “season” of your life. Whether you have a day job, a gaggle of children to care for or you’re working on a college degree, these endeavors obviously drain a lot of your time. And published writers have deadlines to meet, meaning they’re crazy-busy at times. Yet it IS possible to create a writing schedule and stick to it. Here are a few thoughts on writing schedules at all stages of your writing journey: Read more here.

Street Smarts: Beyond The Diploma

Title: Street Smarts: Beyond The Diploma

Author: Jim Randel

Illustrator: Rebecca Kunzmann/Kim Lincon

Paperback: 125 pages
Publisher: Rand Media Company
ISBN: 978-0-9844418-7-7


Do you value yourself? Would you like to have more personal freedom? Do you have a dream and vision for yourself? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, then you are ready to lean how to become more street smart on your journey to success.

Randel introduces readers to the power of you. The road to success isn’t easy but if you know what you’re passionate about you will learn to focus on that by focusing on your strengths and your weaknesses. Think of those close to you as a board of directors that you can bounce ideas off of for solid feedback, good or bad.

Readers will learn how to communicate. Learn how to listen and pace yourself to react and train your thoughts in a positive manner. Learn to manage your time and thought process so you can better express yourself. Be energetic, small differences in the energy you give off can lead to big differences in how people will react to you. Learn about appearance, speaking patterns and vocabulary. Get tips on finding similar interests with those you encounter.

Randel covers how to network and keep a people diary. Readers will learn the importance of social capital and how to build upon it. Time management and how to be productive are simplified by showing the reader how to be more organized with filing and tickler systems.

Readers will learn about contracts, what to do if you are arrested, identity theft, the stock market, investing and so much more, Street Smarts covers all the necessary topics readers may not learn through traditional avenues. Readers will get past their fears and learn to take control.


The Skinny On Time Management

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Title: The Skinny On

Time Management: How to Maximize Your 24-hour Gift

Author: Jim Randel

Illustrator: Lindy Nass/Rebecca Kunzmann

Paperback: 215 pages
Publisher: Rand Media Company
ISBN: 978-0-9841393-9-2


Are you a procrastinator? Do you have gaps in your day and as a result no accomplishments were made? If this is you without a doubt you have time management issues. If you want to maximize your time and get more done then it is time you invested in learning how to manage your time.

Randel will show you step-by-step in simple illustrations on how to account for each minute in your busy day. Readers will learn how to set goals by creating a journal of your day-to-day activities. Would you like to improve your memory? Learn how to stretch your mind, spread out your food intake, exercise and learn memory skills.

Readers will learn how to defeat procrastination by setting goals, breaking up big projects into smaller manageable pieces and by taking notes. Get rid of clutter in your mind and your home. Develop a tangible system which will help improve time management. Randel shows readers how to create goals, make the most of the gaps and be more focused. Helpful links are found throughout the book along with words of encouragement from some of your favorite celebrities.

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