Posts tagged organization
Posts tagged organization
Deadlines are a fact of life for writers. And sometimes it’s hard to stay sane when you’re facing a tight deadline (or two or three…). Whether it’s a self-imposed time frame for building your author platform or a publisher breathing down your neck for edits to your novel, working under pressure can be stressful.
Time constraints are usually manageable, but it’s human nature to procrastinate—so many distractions!—and writers sometimes end up working feverishly around the clock right to the last minute. So, how do you stay sane when you’re on a deadline? Here are a few tips.
The Writer’s Kit
This is my sister’s Christmas present that I created for her. It took a bit of work, but I’m very happy with how it turned out!
Included in The Writer’s Kit:
- Pens and Pencils
- Writing Books
- Sketch Book
- Post-it Notes
- Year Planner
- A jar filled with quotes regarding procrastination, writer’s block, etc.
- Coloured Pencils
- Bottle of Wine
Vladimir Nabokov wrote the majority of his novels on 3×5″ index cards. Ernest Hemingway famously carried a Moleskine notebook around at all times. Jack Kerouac just sat down at a typewriter and wrote, first-thought-best-thought.
How do you write?
It’s easy to think you have to use the same writing methods as your favorite authors, but that can actually be detrimental to your creative process. There is no right or wrong way to plan and execute your writing projects. The key is to find the method that’s right for you.
Here are a few ideas on how to organize your writing, brought to you by the Writer’s Relief staff. Because, hey, we’re writers too!
My #writing calendar for the rest of the year, currently affixed above my desk for when I need to be reminded.
Many writers have to work hard to express confidence in their own writing, sweating through open mike readings, struggling with promoting themselves online, and—this may be the worst of all—introducing themselves at meet-and-greet events like conferences and writing retreats. The following tips will help you prepare for those encounters so that you can represent yourself and your writing to literary agents, editors, and fellow writers with professionalism and confidence.
Rejoice, writers! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is almost upon us. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this, NaNoWriMo is a one-month writing event in which people write—and accurately log—fifty-thousand words for the sake of writing a novel. For such a grueling-but-rewarding journey, participants need to train their minds and bodies to survive this thirty-day marathon of the writing world. Writer’s Relief has compiled a list of seven essential steps to adequately prepare yourself for NaNoWriMo and all the trials, temptations, and rewards that come along with it.