GP: Creative organisation by Devon Ellington

This week’s guest poster is the wonderful Devon Ellington, author of the Gwen Finnegan mysteries.  As a full-time writer, organisation is important and in this post she discusses her method for creative organisation.

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How my new schedule made me super productive

After I failed my monthly goals in July, I decided I needed to try something new.  I have more tasks and work requirements on my plate now, but still the same 24 hours in a day.  So something needed to change.

So in August, I instigated a new schedule to see if that would help.  And wow did it ever!  This was why I managed to complete almost all of my August goals and started a few new projects.

The biggest surprise was writing 14k for my new WIP in just 3 days. 

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20 things I want to share with you about blogging

Happy Thursday!  This will be my last post in The Blogger Series.  I have loved writing this series and was overwhelmed with how popular it became and how many questions and comments I received from people who found the information useful.

Both those who are thinking about starting a blog as well as those who already have one.  I hope that those who have been considering starting one, find it a little less daunting now.

All the posts will remain accessible in my Blogger Series section.

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How to boost your Marketing with collaboration

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you most likely know that I post marketing articles on a Monday.  And if you don’t, you do now 🙂

One of the reasons I started to write marketing posts was because I saw so many writers who just froze at the very mention of marketing.  I get it, marketing is awful.  Especially for us creative.  But it is necessary.

Marketing shouldn’t be this huge scary task that overshadows everything.  It is small steps you can take that build up.  Now one way to get over the overwhelm of marketing is through collaboration, which is today’s topic 🙂

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How to be productive while working from home

Following our relocation last year, I made the decision to focus full-time on my business and writing so I now work from home.  However, working from home brings with it new challenges. 

So I thought I’d make today’s article about best practices to stay productive.  And since I have only been working from home for a year, I cajoled a few of my writer friends from Twitter to share their advice here too. 🙂

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September Goals 2018

We are already into another month, where is the year going!?  For those of you new to my blog, what I do is set myself a list of goals for the month.  These cover several aspects such as writing, blogging, personal etc.

As well as listing them here I also include them on their own page called My Goals where I update the progress.  Goals help to keep me focused and boy do I need that!  They also help to drive me towards long-term goals.

Title Image: 2018 Monthly goals: September. Image: Pen resting on a calendar

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