Monday, December 30, 2013

Looking Back & Ahead: A Writer's Workbook 2014

Download my free 14-page workbook
to review and plan your writing life.
For the writers among my readers, I have a little gift: my Writer's Workbook 2014 (download it by clicking on the title). If you're not a writer but another creative soul, it might also work as it is a 14-page tool to review the past year and plan for the next.

At this time of the year, I like to take stock of where my writing has taken me over the past twelve months. This provides me with a mirror of realities I might not yet be aware of, because what’s in my mind is often quite different from what has actually materialized. I have found, for example, that I chase publication in prestigious literary magazines, while I have enjoyed great publication success in journalistic markets. So what’s the obvious path to future success?

In my Morning Pages notebook I've been listing publications, pieces still in the pipeline, as well as ideas for new essays and books. I tried to celebrate my successes; I contemplated my disappointments. As the lists accumulated, I thought, why not organize them? Why not have a central place, a writer’s workbook, to review my writing year and plan for the next, akin to Susannah Conway’s workbooks unraveling the year that I love to complete?

So, I decided to run with that idea, and the result is this workbook. Find yourself a quiet hour and work through it. I promise it will be illuminating! And do let me know what you think, please.

Here's to all your writing wishes coming true in 2014!


  1. I have only scanned your marvelous gift (Writers Workbook 2014) but it looks like pure gold. A wonderful tool for all writers, no matter what level they have achieved. Many thanks, Annette. I also wondered if you couldn't use this as a topic presentation at our next wac conference. I think it would be much appreciated by those in attendance.

    1. Nancy, thanks! Glad you like it. And great idea regarding the next WAC conference.