by Nina Amir
Organization can prove a challenging task for creative people whose desks often tend to be a jumble of papers, sticky notes and books and whose filing cabinets contain more random acts of filing than anything else.
(Their computer files are often just as disorganized.) I know I have this problem.
When I settle down to write a non-fiction book, however, I have to force myself to get organized. This is especially true if I want to do it quickly, like when I have a deadline or I take on a challenge such as National Nonfiction Writing Month, also known as the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge.
Non-fiction books can entail a fair amount of research and detail. Keeping all of this material arranged in a systematic way is important, especially if you don’t want to stop writing to find what you need. Sometimes you need that information to write!
Organization becomes essential if you want to write a book in a month (or less), or if you simply want to get it done as efficiently and quickly as possible. [Read more…]