Think like a Resource Manager.
Writer, Blogger, Salesperson, Artist, and Publisher are just a few hats we wear. And juggling all of them can be a challenge. I mean where do we find the time to have a life?
We juggle and multi-task every day. Kids and dogs need feeding, bills must be paid (if you want the lights to stay on), and laundry, let’s not forget clean clothes. Wearing the same sweats all week gets nasty. And this list doesn’t even cover the stuff you juggle at the office.
Whew! I’m tired and ready for a nap after typing all this. Didn’t realize how much I did in a day.
Maybe it’s time to consider applying those same management skills to storytelling.
Organizing helps, but maybe the missing key is in resource management.
Chuck Wendig, explains how storytelling needs management just as much as everything else you juggle.
- We get kids to school and ourselves to work, making sure everyone is where they should be and for the most part, on time. Our imaginary characters need the same thing.
- Chapters, characters, and events need to be in the right order, in the right place and at the right time.
However, Chuck does point out, getting everything in perfect order isn’t what makes a story great. No, the life you breathe into a story is what makes it great.
Fingers crossed, I’ll write faster and better thinking of my story as just one more project that needs good management.
Head over and read his entire post. Maybe you’ll get inspired to corral any wayward characters running amok.
Have you ever thought of writing as another project to manage?
Do you think that changing your mindset might improve your writing?
Are you one of those super organized people with everything but writing?
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