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Goal Setting for Writers by Diana L. Flegal

Diana3 June 2016There are many benefits to setting goals as a writer.

At the website, The Happy Manager, the #1 benefit of setting a goal is: Clearer Focus.

“…goals clearly set out your intentions and desires; the things you really want to achieve”.

Examples of goal setting for the nonfiction writer might be:

  • Attend a writing conference.
  • Research material you want to write about.
  • Outline your nonfiction title.
  • Determine the format you will present your material in.
  • Google ‘writing groups’ in your area and attend your first meeting.
  • Finish your books proposal.
  • Work with a marketing specialist to help you nail your brand.
  • Set up a Facebook and Twitter account, and are learn how to use them.

Examples of goal setting for a fiction writer might be:

  • Attend your first writing conference.
  • Write a story synopsis or plot out a story board
  • Write 1,000 words a week
  • Participate in and finish the NANOWRIMO this year.
  • Google ‘writing groups’ in your area and attend your first meeting.
  • Finish your books proposal.
  • Set up a Facebook and Twitter account, and learn how to use them.

Congratulations! You have met several of your goals and a reward is order.

Caution: “Be careful not to reward yourself in an unhealthy manner”.

What writing goals have you recently met?

How do you reward yourself when you meet a writing goal?

 

 

 

 

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