Manage Your Writing Like a Badass

2023 September | Members Only

WHEN: September 1, 2023 – September 30, 2023 via GroupsIO

Course Description:

Do you struggle with finding time and focus to do your writing? Do you have a writing project that’s languishing from neglect, but you just can’t muster the energy to pick it back up? Does your writing feel like an endless slog? Ever wish you could find more discipline for your writing?

Michelle McCraw Orloff is a certified project manager (PMP) with a master’s in business administration (MBA). While working full time as an information technology program manager, she has published five books in her Synergy contemporary workplace rom-com series since 2021. Leveraging more than 20 years of project management experience, Michelle will teach writers how to apply project management principles to their writing to gain more focus, organization, and discipline.

Course topics include

  • Adopting a project management mindset
  • Incorporating project phases and milestones into your writing work
  • Developing a project plan
  • Developing a book plan/outline
  • Expanding project management principles to a series and/or your writing life overall

At the end of the course, participants will have a plan to follow for their next writing project. Michelle will share tools and templates she uses to manage her own writing projects.

About the Instructor:

Michelle McCraw loves reading kissing books and working in tech. One day, she decided to combine her two interests, and now she writes steamy, nerdy contemporary romance that just might make you laugh. Her books feature characters who unashamedly love science, engineering, and technology and also lots of sex.

A native Texan, Michelle now lives where her family considers her a Yankee, but she’ll never stop saying y’all. Michelle enjoys reading, travel, drinking bourbon, and spoiling her extraordinarily ill-behaved but adorable dogs. She has been a finalist in the RWA Vivian Contest, the Contemporary Romance Writers’ Stiletto Contest, and the Windy City Romance Writers’ Four Seasons Contest.

Michelle is represented by Amy Brewer of Metamorphosis Literary Agency.