These Tips and Tricks for the Productive Writer will help you get organized, prioritize, and finally write that book you’ve been dreaming about all your life. As an author of over 80 published books, I have some insight on this subject and now I’m sharing it with you. So let’s get writing!
Tips and Tricks for the Productive Writer
Can I be honest with you? After almost three decades as a writer, (and almost 80 books!) I’ve found what works–and what doesn’t–for me to be productive. In fact, some say I’m one of the most prolific writers they know. While that all seems encouraging and uplifting for me, the truth is I’ve learned lots of “tricks” along the way.
And now, I want to help you Improve Your Writing Productivity by doing what you can, when you can, in the best way you can. And I believe that anyone can use these productivity hacks to get going and finish their best work. That’s why I’m sharing this teaching session from The Sister Circle Event Bundle. This online event is now available through The 2020 Sister Circle Online Event Bundles!
During my session, we tackled:
Choose your friends wisely. Surround yourself with encouraging and inspiring people who believe in your dream.
Consider what you read and what you watch. Is it uplifting, inspiring? (Catching the theme?) Do you feel energized after reading/watching or depressed and drained? (I don’t watch the news for the very reason it fills me with worry and fear.)
Read the Psalms and praise God. Fix your thoughts on Him!
Spend time alone with your spouse. Keep that relationship strong.
Get up and MOVE! I wake up before everyone else and ride my exercise bike for one hour. Just sitting without movement in my day drains me and makes me overwhelmed and tired.
Could you Improve Your Writing Productivity by being present with the people you are with? Yes! Take a break from your smartphone. When my family is around me, my phone is tucked away and I’m fully engaged with them. When they know I’m there for them they are much more supportive of me taking time away to write.
Clean out your emotions. Are you worried about something? Are you sad? Let the emotions out. Sometimes I have a good cry because I miss my son, daughter-in-law, and grandson who live 2,000 miles away. If I try to keep these emotions inside they come out in other ways. I’m gray for weeks and weeks . . . and unproductive.
Get a life coach. I’ve been able to talk through my life with someone who knows how to direct me with questions (and is familiar with the writing business). Without fail, there is some time within each session that I have a “light bulb” moment.
It might seem difficult to ask for help. But it’s one of the ways to Improve Your Writing Productivity that has been a game-changer for me. It’s crazy how often I struggle without even thinking to ask for help. When I ask my husband or kids to make dinner, watch the toddler, or let me run to Panera for a few hours, they are usually happy to oblige. I just need to ask.
- Focus on ONE THING. Pray and ask God for the “one thing” that you need to do at that moment. Sometimes it’s writing. Sometimes it’s something completely different, but whatever it is, do it with ALL your heart, serving God as you work! I hope and pray these 10 Unexpected Ways to Improve Your Writing Productivity can help you put in the time and effort needed to finish the book God has called you to write. Your words matter and the world needs to hear them. Don’t let your life pass you by and regret not sharing your message with the world.
And SO MUCH MORE!
While this is not the live experience, this bundle is still packed with practical wisdom to help you navigate the rest of your year well. And the added benefit is hearing me share from my heart in ways you won’t hear anywhere else. I can’t wait for you and I to connect on this important issue of producing the great writing God has called you to create!
Join me, friend! Sign up for The Sister Circle Online Event Bundles here: Sister Circle Event Bundles
P.S. In full disclosure, if you purchase a bundle via my link, I’ll receive a commission. That’s one reason why I only recommend events I truly believe in.
All tips are diamonds! Great tips. I often can’t concentrate on one thing. I will follow your prompts.