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The Writer’s Process Planner (2021) – Video preview!

Hello, writers! Here’s a sneak peek of The Writer’s Process Planner (2021). This printable planner for writers is packed with trackers and prompts designed to make your writing practice helpful, healthy, and fun.

The planner will be on sale in just a couple weeks–sign up here to find out when it goes live (and get a special subscriber discount)!

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Call for reader/reviewers/testers!

I am *almost* done with The Writer’s Process Planner (2021) and I am looking for a few writers to try it out for me. I’m taking a page from the knitters and sewing pattern designers I follow and calling this “pattern testing” of sorts…here’s how it works:

The Writer's Process Planner *2021*, written in bold, swoopy font
  1. I send you a copy of The Writer’s Process Planner–keep it! Enjoy!
  2. You try it out by reading through it, maybe printing out a few pages, and filling them in.
  3. You fill out a quick survey giving me feedback within two weeks.
  4. You write an honest review and post it on IG/TW/Facebook/your blog–wherever you like! Tag me or send me the link so I can share it.

That’s it! Basically, I send you a planner, and you give me some feedback and share a post about it somewhere. It’s a win-win: you get a free book, and I get a new set of eyes on my work and a chance to share the planner in action.

Are you interested? Click the button below to take you to the sign-up page. I’ll send out the planner for “testing” mid-October.

Update! Sign-ups for readers & reviewers are closed. Do you want to do this next year? Sign up to my newsletter here to be the first to find out when they open again!

Questions? You can always email me!

Thanks so much, friends.

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Free ebooks, news, and is it 2021 yet?

Hello! It’s been an awful long time, and I’ve been tinkering around on my website, and I wanted to let you know about a few things I’ve updated and changed around here.

First things first, I want to say that I am part of the Black Lives Matter movement. Black Lives Matter, now, always, and forever. You are welcome no matter who you are–I want to be inclusive of all races, genders, identities, and creeds. So, welcome! Finding ways to be more inclusive in my business and my work is a big priority of mine, and if you have any ideas or suggestions, please email me at (or come find me on Instagram–I’m @likesoatmeal).

Next, when the global pandemic really started, my life changed, as I’m sure yours did, too. My priorities are different, and I am focusing on my family.

So, I am not going to make another print planner for writers this year–The Writer’s Process Planner is going to be PDF only. I haven’t settled on the final details for what it will look like/when it will be available, but watch this space if you want to know! Or sign up for my newsletter.

Finally, I decided to make all my ebooks free here on my website (you still have to check out, but I won’t collect your email or anything like that) and $.99 on Amazon. When I first made them free, I kind of thought the pandemic would be a six-week thing. Ha. Ha. Ha. Here we are, and I think I will keep them free for the foreseeable future. I’ve talked about this with my publisher, KMR Publishing (who is also one of my best friends), and she is totally on board.

Enjoy! Share with friends! Just please don’t re-publish my work.

I think that’s it for now. Cheers to you all–stay safe and happy writing!

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5 Planners Perfect for Writers

Looking for the perfect planner for yourself or a writing friend? Look no further. Here are a few planners made *just* for writers.

There are dozens of approaches to organizing writing, life, and work, and each of these planners offers a unique perspective. Some are dated–specific to 2020–and some are not. Others are tailor-made for a particular type of writing (such as novel-writing).

The Novel Planner: an undated year-long planner available in paperback and PDF. It “includes undated monthly & weekly calendars, project organization tools, achievement trackers, and more”–an all-in-one day planner and project organizer for novelists. And you can buy it in not one but two colors–lovely!

Your Words Count: an undated six-month paperback planner for writers. This planner is perfect for aspiring authors; it is described as “the ultimate guide for the beginning of your writing career.” I *love* this one’s cover.

The Ultimate Authorship Planner: A more business-oriented, dated, year-long, coil bound planner. Created by a writing coach, this planner promises to “apply method to the madness of publishing” with space to plan everything from writing and editing to book launch. This planner is a bit pricier than the rest but looks like it’s packed with trackers and worksheets.

The 2020 Writer’s Process Planner: I’m definitely biased, but this dated year-long planner is AWESOME. It comes in printable PDF, hardcover, and paperback formats, is small enough to fit in your classiest bookbag, and is chock-full of concrete steps to take you towards your goals. This planner is flexible enough to meet the needs of fiction and nonfiction writers, and its trackers are perfect for both longer projects (novels and memoirs) and shorter projects (essays, short stories, and blog posts). Also, it’s designed by a working writer–me.

The Writer’s Workbook: Offering a slightly different approach, this is a paperback project workbook. It isn’t a day planner but helps you plan your book, billing itself as “a notebook of ideas for authors who are in the process of plotting a novel.” It would make a great companion to any of these planners. Another winning cover (I dig typewriters).