Podcast: Organizing Your Writing

Podcast: Organizing Your Writing

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In this episode, Sonya and Abbie dive into what it looks like to organize your writing, from Google Docs to Scrivener to plain old sticky notes. They’ve also got a bit of a pep talk to share with you, straight from our own Callie Feyen.

Sonya and a few other C+C writers keep a “kill your darlings” file as mentioned in Stephen King’s On Writing.

In this episode of the Hope*Writers Podcast, Emily & Myquillyn share how they organize their own writing.

Scrivener is a software download you can purchase to help you organize larger writing projects, like a novel or full-length book.

Abbie loves Evernote. LOVES. She keeps all her random thoughts about life in there that eventually becomes something.

Sonya is using the Passion Planner this year.

Abbie has used the Get To Work Book for several years and already ordered her 2019 book. Ashlee and April use this one, too. Exhale members get a 15% discount with code EXHALE15 at GettoWorkBook.com!

Back even those SFDs up! Abbie uses BackBlaze. It’s $95 per year and helps her sleep at night.

Our prompt for you is to do three things:

  1. Take a few minutes to think through a simple system for yourself. Don’t get overwhelmed.

  2. Think about what motivates you and build some accountability for yourself around that.

  3. Set aside some time to just write. And do it!

Submission idea:

Literary Mama is a monthly publication that features writing by mother writers about the complexities and many faces of motherhood. They are looking for top-notch creative writing: fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. They publish columns, book reviews, profiles of mother writers and artists, guest blog posts, and original photography. You can find all the details at literarymama.com/submissions.

Our quote we shared with you:

“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” ― Gustav Flaubert

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