The Organized Writer: 30 Days to More Time, More Money and Less Frustration
by JULIE HOOD
Everything writers need to get organized in 30 days.
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About the Book
to Publish More When You Get Organized!
With short, easy-to-digest chapters for each day of the month, The
Organized Writer shows you how to streamline your day, your writing
process, and your life, so you can do more of what you love... writing.
Spend an hour a day organizing, and
+ Learn the one secret tool every writer needs to stay organized.
+ Find out the most precious resource of any writer--and how to
+ Create a writer's planner filled with everything you need to stay
+ Get 30 printable forms and checklists to track your ideas, queries,
markets and manuscripts.
+ Determine your "organizing personality" and how to live with it.
+ Learn to smile when you look in your filing cabinet (and how to
actually find the papers you want).
+ Learn tricks to make your computer do your work and save you time.
+ Customize the program to fit the way you think and work.
+ And more!
What's the most common complaint among writers? "I never have time
to write!" They spend their time reading, researching, generating
ideas, making phone calls, contacting editors, filing, doing their
taxes and hundreds of other time-eating tasks.
If you make your living as a writer, time spent on the administrative
side of your business can mean a serious loss of income. After all,
the less time you spend writing, the less money you make.
But with the 30-day roadmap in The Organized Writer,
you'll learn strategies to save time, minimize headaches and reduce
A key to effective writing is eliminating time-wasters -- but reading Julie Hood's 'The Organized Writer' is definitely not a waste of time! Hood's quick quizzes will help you identify your own 'organization personality' (are you a flinger or a packrat?) and thus the strategies that will help you organize your writing (and your life). Each chapter gives you a day of easy-to-accomplish tasks that are designed to turn you into a more productive, organized writer in a single month. Especially impressive are the well-thought-out forms...just print them out and you're on your way!
- Moira Allen, Writing-World and author of The Writer's Guide to Queries, Pitches and Proposals
Sometimes it seems like we're always trying to get more organized...but do we need organization to be better writers? Aren't writers supposed to be free-spirited, creative, messy types? ... By the time you reach the end of this book, ... you'll be the best-organized writer you can be, and you'll do it in a way that suits your personality and style. If you really want to organize your writing life (and maybe the rest of your life, too) this practical and positive e-book is a must-have!
- Sherry Ramsey, author of The New Writer's Guide to Just About Everything
I highly recommend this guidebook and give it a top rating of 10!
- Dallas Hodder Franklin, Sell Writing Online
The information in The Organized Writer will help you maximize your space and time - and preserve your sanity....Although it is difficult to form new habits and even the idea of 'getting organized' can seem painful, this book makes it sound almost, well... fun. Give it a try!
- April Chase, eBook Reviews Weekly
|About the Author
Julie Hood, a former consultant and CPA, worked with Fortune 500 companies to streamline their businesses. As a freelance writer, wife and mother of two, she learned to juggle working-at-home with managing a household. Her website for writers (OrganizedWriter) and the Writer-Reminders newsletter help writers stay focused and publish more.