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Sunday, May 1 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
10J: How to Finish: Project Management Techniques for Writers FILLING

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One of Neil Gaiman's writing rules is, "Finish what you're writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it." Like members of a software project team, writers often become overwhelmed by the work required to carry a project to completion. In this interactive session, Kelly Ford will guide participants though project management techniques that can help writers who struggle with focus or time management. We'll talk about a different kind of setting: that which includes goals, priorities, and deadlines. We'll also discuss common time management pitfalls: how to avoid them, and how to get back on track if you fall into them. Writers will leave the session with an action plan for how they can stay focused on the finish line, whether their goal is to complete a draft or a revision.

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Kelly J. Ford

Author, COTTONMOUTHS
Kelly J. Ford’s debut novel, Cottonmouths, will be published by Skyhorse in Spring 2017. She completed GrubStreet Writing Center’s Novel Incubator program and is a contributor/editor for Dead Darlings, a writing-focused website. Her fiction has appeared in Black Heart Magazine, Fried Chicken and Coffee, and Knee-Jerk Magazine.


Sunday May 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:45pm
White Hill Room