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10 must-have products to help writers stay organized

A new year and a long winter offer plenty of opportunities to get our craft and career ducks in a row. These products will help you defeat both physical and mental clutter, clearing a creative path forward all year long.

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Planning Tools


1. The Writer’s Planner

This coil-bound, undated planner is designed specifically for novel writers, featuring dedicated sections for character development, writing goals, world mapping, and story structure, among others. It also contains tracking pages for word count, expenses, income, submissions, and mood/sleep. 



2. Downloadable book release plan

Create a custom timeline for each book you release into the world with these downloadable planning sheets, offering spaces to schedule everything from final plotting and editing to sending out ARCs and designing countdown-to-launch graphics.




3. Read Harder book tracker

This reading log, created by Book Riot, allows you to jot down each title you read this year, along with space to leave your impressions and reviews. The book also contains reading challenges to expand your bookish horizons, such as “read a book that was originally published in another language” or “read a book about books,” complete with recommended titles that suit each category.