The Organised Writer
How to stay on top of all your projects and never miss a deadline
by Antony Johnston
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Pub Date 12 Nov 2020 | Archive Date 01 Nov 2020
Bloomsbury USA, Bloomsbury Yearbooks
"Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work." --Gustave Flaubert
The Organised Writer is a practical, no-nonsense system that allows you to write without worrying about administration, business affairs, or scheduling. This straight-talking guide will help you become more productive, cope with multiple projects, and make time within your life to write — while also dealing with non-writing tasks more efficiently. It includes advice on how to:
· Manage your schedule
· Prioritise your writing time
· Take notes effectively
· Work with a ‘clean mind’
· Get more written every day
· Deal effectively with non-writing tasks
· Set up a foolproof filing system
· Organise your working space
Read the book, then spend a weekend setting up the system described, and you’ll make the time back with interest. You’ll get more written every day and complete more of your other tasks without being overwhelmed by all the things you have to do, forgot to do, or don’t want to do.
Antony Johnston is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and creator of The Coldest City, adapted to film as Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron. His prolific output is proof that his system works: he has authored more than 40 graphic novels and comic book series, a dozen video games, three books, more than 120 podcast episodes, and has recorded six albums. His work has been translated throughout the world. In 2007 Antony posted an online essay on the subject of productivity and how he organised his working space and writing life; 6 months and half a million hits later, he realised that he was not alone in wanting to establish better habits so he could allow more time for what he loved doing best: writing. Antony is a lively and experienced public speaker, blogger and networker. He lives and works in England — and he is very organised.