What Should Be on Every Writer’s Schedule?

As writers, we should start off our day at 6:30AM (unless you are in a time crunch and have to get that same article done in a short amount of time). Some people may want to come in early so that they can focus on their work for the day, but most writers will want to take a quick ten-minute nap (with the tv off of course) and then get up and start writing their daily professional articles. If it is still dark outside, go out and exercise for about an hour or two. After that, start working on your writing by doing a first draft of that story you have been meaning to write. Just make sure not to fall asleep in the middle of it during the night; I did that too many times! Once you are done with that, grab some coffee and some breakfast (unless you always skip breakfast), and get on with your day. Some may think this sounds stupid or silly, but I have found it very beneficial for me to get up at these times to start my day off right. It is important to take a shower, get dressed, and get ready for the day. I have found that my performance and productivity are much better when I wake up early in the morning than when I am not doing anything throughout the rest of the day. If you must not, then it is important to be productive during the daytime (such as working on a nonprofit project or writing for an article), but your focus should always be on your work.

brian kirk and the jirks schedule
brian kirk and the jirks schedule

How to Handle Writing Team Member’s Schedules and Their Writers’ Block

If you are a writer, you should be working on your own first draft of articles, but then team up with a “co-writer” and do research for the same article. This way, if one of the writers’ schedules is less flexible than your own, then you will still have an article written and ready to go before they are done with theirs. In terms of writer’s block, I have found a simple trick to overcome it: every time you get “blocked”, just take that specific article and write half of it. Then, come back later and finish the other half. It may sound stupid or “not right”, but this trick has worked for me many times.
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How to Coordinate Multiple Writers and All Their Departments with One Schedule

This is kind of similar to the previous point, but I like to be the leader of my writing team, so I handle all my writers’ schedules. Even if you aren’t a leader, you should still talk with your co-writer about which article you will be working on and then do some research for it. It is important to discuss what your co-writer is going to write in terms of time since some writers are more flexible while other writers will have a hard time writing at certain times of the day.
Now that you have decided which article you want to work on, it is time to figure out how many writers should work on one article. This really depends on the size of your staff but typically, every writer should be able to handle two articles. (This includes editor/opps, who can handle three articles.) So if you are having three writers, then each writer will be working two articles. If you have four staff members, the editor/opps will be working three articles, and each writer will work one article. If you are having five writers and editors/ops, then each writer will be working two articles and the editor/ops will be working three articles.
Now, even if your staff is smaller than this amount of people, you should still have your writers spread out (at least at first) to cover more articles. This will ensure that all your writers are always occupied and that they won’t have to work on some articles more than once (which is not as efficient).

brian kirk and the jirks schedule
brian kirk and the jirks schedule

Conclusion: How to Plan Your Schedule for Success

Make sure to schedule some time for exercise every day and make sure to get a good night’s sleep so that you’re able to create a winning schedule. I hope that this article has helped you understand more about the importance of scheduling, but if this was not clear, I encourage you to either e-mail me or post a comment on my blog and I will try to answer you. Also, if you have any questions regarding this article and how it applies to your own situation, ask me. Good luck in all your endeavors.
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