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Published on Jul 24, 2013
Discipline for writers can be difficult to maintain, especially since writers so often spend much of their time alone and tend to be very self-directed. For that reason, it's important for writers to develop a strong sense of self-discipline. Writer's Relief (http://www.writersrelief.com) encourages discipline for writers by working with clients such as Jens Birk to help them set specific goals.
By setting specific goals, a writer can develop a stronger sense of self-discipline. Clients enrolled in the Writer's Relief Full Service program benefit from having deadlines geared toward productivity. Clients are encouraged to submit new work (short stories, essays, or poetry) once every two months. Then, Writer's Relief submission strategists, who are themselves highly disciplined, prepare that new work for submission to literary journals.
Discipline for writers of books is also key. For that reason, Writer's Relief submits book query letters to literary agents on behalf of clients once every two months. But book authors are also encouraged to stay disciplined by writing regularly (and by regularly submitting book excerpts or other short works for publication in order to increase the odds of book publication).
Writer's Relief staffers do all the hard work of preparing a manuscript for submission after it has been finished by the author, including: proofreading and formatting, market research, cover letter and/or query letter creation, printing or emailing submissions, tracking responses, and much more.
Writer's Relief helps foster self-discipline for writers. Some writers have the self-discipline to manage their "butt-in-chair" time but NOT their time spent preparing and sending submissions; that's where Writer's Relief comes in. Writer's Relief handles the submission process from A to Z so that clients can focus on productivity (creative writing!).
Clients are accepted by invitation only. Prospective clients are invited to submit work for consideration to the Review Board. Consideration is free, confidential, and incurs no obligations.
Many writers, including Jens Birk, have found that working with Writer's Relief is a fantastic way to improve self-discipline. Writers report that they are more disciplined and more successful when they have an external deadline to meet. Discipline for writers is often improved when a writer doesn't have to go it alone.
Of course, the traditional methods of self-discipline (clocking hours, tracking time, working toward a specific word count, etc.) work for some writers when it comes to time management. Encouraging discipline for writers is just one of the many ways that Writer's Relief helps clients, like Jens Birk, achieve their goals.