Tag Archive | Time Management

One Simple Way to Increase Writing Productivity

One Simple Way to Increase Writing Productivity

Like a lot of writers, I struggled to make room for writing. There are so many other demands on our time: paying work, church work, family, friends… It’s way too easy to let your writing fall off the end of the day. That’s why many writers do their writing first thing in the morning. I […]

Paper or Pixels?

Paper or Pixels?

  We’re at the start of the new year. For Many people that means a new planner. In this electronic age, I still prefer a paper planner. Until last year a weekly one was sufficient. However I more and more rely on to-do lists and want to be able to track my time by the […]

7 Ways to Get Things Done as a Writer

7 Ways to Get Things Done as a Writer

Guest Blogger: Victoria Grace Howell Work. School. Kids. Household chores. Events. Errands. These are just a few of the things we juggle in our day to day lives. Now that you’re a writer you have to squeeze in writing, editing, and eventually social media as well. Here are seven ways you can manage the writing […]

How to Maximize Your Writing Time

How to Maximize Your Writing Time

Guest Blogger: Jennifer Slattery Today I’d like to share a few ways to avoid time-sapping pitfalls while maximizing every moment for optimum productivity. In A Woman After God’s Heart by Elizabeth George, she talks about foregoing the good to find the better and foregoing the better to find the best. In writing, this means evaluating each moment […]

Don’t wait for a muse–she doesn’t exist

Don’t wait for a muse–she doesn’t exist

The worst stereotype of the angst-ridden writer is the one who is forever bemoaning writer’s block, waiting for a muse who never shows up. But is there a hint of truth behind this stereotype? We joke about the muses, those Greek goddesses who supposedly were the source of inspiration in all the arts. But don’t […]

Writing: Our Beloved Burden

Writing: Our Beloved Burden

A friend recently rededicated herself to writing. She’s been a prolific blogger for many years, but now she’s ready to tackle other projects. Using a website called 750 Words, she set that as her daily word count goal. Here’s how the site’s founder describes this goal, which she first read about in the book The […]

Training the Family

Training the Family

Writing can be a business in and of itself. Some writers treat it as a hobby, some treat it as a dream. But once you’ve made your mind up that being publishedis your end goal, writing is a business, and it should be treated as such. When I first started writing with the intent on […]

How to find your optimum writing time

How to find your optimum writing time

Time management isn’t so much about managing time as it is about managing our own behavior—how we spend time. A financial planner I know notes that people hate the word “budget” because it sounds like a restriction. So instead she advises her clients to develop a “spending plan.” You know you’re going to spend your […]