Organizational Tips For Writers: Writing down ideas

Deanna Martinez
Dec 11, 2018 · 2 min read
Pretty notebook: For organizing thoughts

Writing down ideas, what is that? I know most of us rely on electronics to keep up with our ideas, schedules, contacts, basically our lives.

Call me old fashioned, but there is something about actually writing down ideas that helps me stay organized. I always have a little notebook that I carry with me so that I can write down any ideas I have while I am out and about, pertaining to the book I am writing or project I am working on.

You never know when an idea will come to you. If you don’t have a notebook handy, by all means make a note in your phone. But, be sure to transfer the info to your notebook later. Having all of your book information together in one place will benefit you in the long run. You can refer back to it or add on to it as needed.

I buy a new notebook and fancy pen each time I start writing a new book. Anything I think of relating to that book, goes in that notebook. As I stated, it helps me stay organized and keeps me from having to remember all the details. I don’t know about you, but my brain doesn’t always remember all the details! Some days it is all I can do to remember to wear socks that match!

Tips to writing down ideas and staying organized:

Purchase a notebook (fancy pen optional)

Carry said notebook with you

Keep all of your book information in one place

Keep a special notebook for each book you are writing

This is an article about writing down your book ideas, but as you can see organization is also important for a writer. They go hand in hand.

Write down your ideas and stay organized!

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