Non-Fiction Writer's Journal
The Non-Fiction Writer's Journal was designed by Jamie Davis Whitmer, author of "America's Most Haunted Hotels," and "Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums." While traveling to research her books, Jamie realized that she needed a journal with an indexing system to help manage both her book projects and her personal website and blog.
The daily content sections that are used in the indexed journal are designed with prompts that are broken out into three primary topic sections of a non-fiction writer’s life that include: research to do; people to interview/call; and deadlines to meet.
The indexed journal was designed with a basic productivity principle of focusing first thing on three medium-to-large sized work projects per day. The content outline inside the indexed journal is born of the basic format that Jamie used in connection with traveling for and writing her first two books (“Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums,” and “America’s Most Haunted Hotels”), and was also used for blogging. Your priority items for tomorrow are best determined at the end of your current working day. To the high achievers of the world, Jamie says: “Don’t worry!” There is plenty of room left in the notes section if you have extra time to log more projects after you have completed your top three tasks.
Prioritizing your day will save you time and energy, and can also help keep you motivated and focused throughout your work day. The indexing system used for journaling also aids in reflection and planning throughout the year. The last few pages of the journal come with marked pages that have been indexed for you. Topics include: Article / Book / Blog Ideas; Social Media Posts; Biggest Challenges & Issues This Year; Best Things About the Year and Why; Worst Things About the Year and Why; Goals for Next Year; Networking / Associations; Work Published This Year; Reading List; and Contacts.
Jamie has often thought to herself: “I document, therefore I am.” It is her hope that this indexed journal not only makes you feel better about your progress with writing, but that it will also serve as a useful tool for you as far as giving you some personal satisfaction and motivation by taking ownership over your action plan. We must make records. We must prove what we have done, and what we can do.
Each indexed journal features 200 ruled pages that are numbered for your ease of use. The numbered pages with an index will help keep you organized and make it easy to find your important entries. To really make your brain sing, we recommend that you use tabs and update your journal’s index as necessary immediately after you have completed your morning journaling.
The Non-Fiction Writer's Journal is just $12.99 and can be purchased directly from Amazon.