Tools for the business of writing

by Julie Hood

Home Book Store FREE Articles Writer-Reminders Resources Media Room


the weekly newsletter from

Are you looking for more time to write?  
Is your writing sidetracked by the rest of your life?


Sign up for the FREE weekly newsletter, Writer-Reminders, which is filled with tips, tricks and resources for combining a writing career with the rest of your life.  

You'll receive the ebook, The Sidetracked Writer's Planner, free to help you get organized.  

Each week, you'll get a weekly checklist to help you write and publish more 
(read a recent issue).

or email.

What's in the ebook, "The Sidetracked Writer's Planner?" 

"The Sidetracked Writer's Planner" contains a shopping list, 20 printable forms, and instructions for creating your own Writer's Planner.   

The forms include: 

  • Submission Tracker
  • Query Index
  • Clips Index 
  • Clip Detail Sheet
  • Manuscript Index
  • Manuscript Detail Sheet
  • Idea Index
  • Income and Expense Records
  • Divider Labels for your planner
  • Project List
  • Project Details
  • Activity List
  • Books to Read
  • Websites to Visit
  • Supplies to Buy
  • How to Index
  • Addresses, and
  • Monthly, Weekly and Daily Calendars.

The Sidetracked Writer's Planner is excerpted from Day 3 of my ebook, The Organized Writer: 30 Days to More Time, More Money and Less Frustration.  (By the way, you get all 20 forms plus 10 new ones when you buy The Organized Writer.)


"[The] tips are excellent.  There is always something I want to incorporate into my life.  The job market listings are helpful.  I don't have to do the searching.  Your friendly, approachable manner and delivery of information makes me look forward to your newsletter in my box every week."  --M.E.W.



What is the Basic Weekly Plan?

The Basic Weekly Plan helps you send "one-query-a-week."  It reminds you of regular writing chores (like checking on outstanding queries and returning books to the library).  

Can I see a sample?

Click here to view a recent issue of Writer-Reminders or visit the archives.

How do I subscribe?

or email.

"The truth is, it [the newsletter] has everything to keep me motivated.  It isn't overly long and yet gives me specific things to get me moving; once moving it stimulates possibilities and creates opportunities that I may not have seen or thought of on my own....

The easy going, try this attitude of the newsletter delivers just the right amount of encouragement and direction.  I would highly recommend your Writer-Reminders newsletter to any aspiring writer.  Thanks for compiling it. --B.W. 


"I just wanted to say thanks for the sidetracked writer's planner.  I'd forgotten how good it feels to be organised, even if only a little!  The simple joy of a new binder, some crisp, unblemished sheets of paper and a decent pen...was always enough to inspire me when I was studying.  Who would have believed that those things would make me itch to sit down and and write now?!!

I am the queen of procrastination and I can always find an excuse not to write.  Those excuses will never cease to be there but with your planner in my arsenal I now have the means with which to studiously ignore them and get on with what I love doing most- writing.

Thanks so much :)
Sincerely, Mel


To subscribe,

or email.


Search this Site

Free Planner

For weekly tips, tricks and resources, sign up for the free weekly newsletter,  Writer-Reminders!

Get the FREE ebook, 
The Sidetracked Writer's Planner, when you subscribe. 

Privacy policy

or email.

For advance notice of site updates, new products, and special offers, sign up for the Organized Writer newsletter!
Privacy policy

or email.

Tell a Friend

Like this site?  Tell a friend:
[ FREE referral systems! ]

Home  |  Book  |  Store  |  Free Articles  |  Writer-Reminders  |  Resources  |  Media Room

Terms of use/Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | About us
© Copyright 2001-2008, Finally Organized LLC
All Rights Reserved. E-mail:

Home | Book | Store
Free Articles | Writer-Reminders
Resources | Media Room