Plan your writing year

This week’s tip: plan out your year

We’re coming to the end of another year of writing, and summer provides a great opportunity to get pray and think about writing in 2017. Here are some helpful suggestions:

  • Pray and ask God to direct and guide your writing in 2017
  • Write out deadlines and think about possible topics (for example, if you have an article due around a major event or holiday try writing about it)
  • Take some time to enter due dates into your phone calendar with automatic reminders
  • Use a technique like mind mapping to brainstorm some ideas
  • Arrange to get together with other writers in your region to toss around ideas
  • Consider writing a back-up piece to have on hand for when you are extra stressed

If you’re an ultra-planner remember to leave some space to be flexible throughout the year, and if you’re veeerrrry relaxed remember that a little organisation can go a long way to help you meet deadlines. Happy planning!

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