Clear the Clutter: Design a Daily Writing Goal

Katherine Peach, Digital Media Strategist

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8 Lessons (49m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Claiming Your Space Before Composing Your Page

    • 3. Borrow Writing Systems

    • 4. Power of the Post-it

    • 5. Set Your Daily Writing Goal

    • 6. Editing Versus New Content

    • 7. Avoid the Illusion of Writer's Block

    • 8. Your Assignment


Project Description

Design your clutter-free writing workflow.


Clearing the clutter is about making a physical space for you to work, as well as setting goals for you to focus on with your writing. You project is to share with the class the workspace, daily writing goal and favorite organization tool you use to create your writing habit. Once you've set your goals for writing consistently in 2015, you can use inspiration from other people's projects to keep your space fresh and inspiration continuous. 


1. Post a photo of your current or ideal workspace.

2. Share you favorite time management tool.

3. Post your numerical daily writing goal for the class.

  • For long-form: aim for 1,000 words to start and then work your way up to 1,500 words. 
  • For short pieces: aim for 500 words and then work up to 1,000, if appropriate.
  • Or scale your writing goal on a per-month basis: For example, if wrote 24,000 words in one month, 800 words would be your daily writing goal for the next 30 days.  



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