The holiday season is just around the corner and your friends and family are probably asking what you want for Christmas. Here are a few things you should add to your wish list.

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Good writers read good writing. I say this a lot. And I think it’s important to read good writing on writing, too. Two of my favorite books on writing are Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott and Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg, which I quote excessively. Both of these books manage to be practical and poetic and not only will give you advice about writing but will set your muse on fire, too.

I believe that no one can tell your story the way you can. This is one of the reasons I devote so much of my life to encouraging women to write and blog. But I think scrapbooking and journaling can also be great ways to share the story of you. If you’re not sure where to start, check out 100 Days of All About Me: 100 Introspective Prompts About Your Right Now Life by Kristin Tweedale, the self-proclaimed feminist scrapbooker behind the blog Be sure to also snag the 100 Days of All About Me workbook

Finding time to write and blog takes proper planning. And that’s why I schedule every hour of every day with my Day Designer. By using my Day Designer I can make time for writing and for blogging, for work and for play. If you’re looking for a new planner for 2019, you should definitely ask Santa to put the Day Designer under your tree.

But wait! There’s more planning to be done. You need to plan those blog posts and your social media content, too. That’s where The Content Planner by Kat Gaskin comes in handy. Not only does The Content Planner have pages to help you plan your posts, but also features monthly themes and a long list of holidays and marketing dates that will help you never run out of ideas. My 2019 Content Planner arrived in the mail today and I can’t wait to start planning content for next year!


What’s on your holiday wish list?