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Attacking the Tactics and Strategy for Successful Writing

In continuation from last week’s post reviewing the key points of strategic planning, we’re going to look at how to formulate a simple, approachable strategy to help you reach those writing goals and big dreams you have for your career. We took a look at what a writing vision considers: what you want to be, what you want to have, and what you want to do. If you haven’t laid down that vision, come up with sample statements similar to the ones in that post. (If you’d like to review the more extensive series I posted last year, start with this post.) Continue Reading…

Revisiting Your Strategic Plan

Since we are now done with Shoot Your Novel, and I’m gearing up to present another full year of instruction for novelists, I thought I’d take some time in these last open blog spots to talk about writing goals.

Last year at this time, I shared a number of posts with you on strategic planning for writers. Now that the year 2013 is ending, I thought it would be good to revisit some of the key points from those posts to get you thinking a bit about 2014, to help you set some writing goals that you can aspire to. Continue Reading…

Finding Your Tactical Plan

On this last day of 2012, I’m wrapping up the month-long look at strategic planning for writers. With thanks to author and writing instructor Randy Ingermanson, I’ve been going over the four basic elements writers need to consider to put together a real plan that is practical, efficient, and useful. These four elements are vision, strategy, tactics, and action. I’ve covered the first two a bit, and discussed how to come up with milestones to place along your journey to reach your vision.

Now we’re going to look at tactics and action. My hope is that by going over these posts and writing out your strategy, you’ll get a clear vision for what you’d like your writing career to look like by the end of next year, as well as what you’d like to accomplish. By breaking down your dream into bite-sized pieces, you can really manage it! Continue Reading…

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