My Development Slate

My Development Slate R.S. Mollison-Read

A few months ago, I read an excellent blog post by Steven Pressfield, called Think Like A Studio. In the article, Pressfield describes the production process of Hollywood studios, and encourages writers, and other creatives to adapt that process for their own work. In Hollywood, studios have a production schedule. This means that they have more than one project lined up – and that they usually have several projects that are all in different stages of development.
I found Pressfield’s article to be fascinating, and since reading his post, I have created my own Development Slate.

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Organization In Writing – Release

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Continuing with my series, Organization In Writing, today I will discuss the different elements involved in my organization of a book release. It is unsurprising that the release of a book can inspire a range of emotions, from nervousness, to stress, to excitement. This is why I find it best to be highly organized and sequential when I release a book.

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Organization in Writing – Brainstorming

Organization In Writing - Brainstorming R.S. Mollison-Read

When I first conceived of writing a blog series about organization in writing almost three years ago, it initially seemed a little silly. Because I have so many different projects on the go at once, (plus a day job!), it didn’t seem as though there was any organization involved in my writing process at all! But over the past few years, I have come to realize that not only do I have a system (and a pretty good one at that!), I have spent the last three years honing that system to make it even better!

The first step in my writing process is brainstorming, which I’ve discussed in more detail in this post. Here are several ways in which I organize my brainstorming:

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