Author Organization: Writing Down Your Ideas

Author Organization: Writing Down Your Ideas

Writing down ideas, what is that? I know most of us rely on electronics to keep up with our ideas, schedules, contacts, basically our lives.

Call me old fashioned, but there is something about writing down ideas that helps me stay organized. I always have a little notebook that I carry with me so that I can write down any ideas I have while I am out and about, pertaining to the book I am writing or project I am working on.
You never know when an idea will come to you. If you don’t have a notebook handy, by all means, make a note on your phone. But be sure to transfer the info to your notebook later. Having all of your book information together in one place will benefit you in the long run. You can refer back to it or add on to it as needed.

I buy a new notebook and a colorful pen each time I start writing a new book. Anything I think of relating to that book goes in that notebook. As I stated, it helps me stay organized and keeps me from having to remember all the details. I don’t know about you, but my brain doesn’t always remember all the details! Some days it is all I can do to remember to wear socks that match!

Tips for writing down ideas and staying organized:

Purchase a notebook (colorful pen optional)
Carry the notebook with you
Keep all of your book information in one place
Keep a special notebook for each book you are writing

This is an article about writing down your book ideas, but as you can see, organization is also important for a writer. They go hand in hand.
Write down your ideas and stay organized!

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7 responses to “Author Organization: Writing Down Your Ideas”

  1. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Great ideas!

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  2. Very Informative Thank you for the knowledge mam, now I can make a presentation about organizing Writing down ideas with your blog as my references.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! I appreciate the reference and am happy you found it helpful.


  3. Thank you! I use a notebook or my phone, whatever I’ve by me at that moment 🙂

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    1. Yes! I do, too. I have a note app on my phone that’s super helpful.


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