The Organized Writer: Benjamin Franklin’s daily schedule

by Jeff Abbott on March 21, 2011

I love this. Think of what all Benjamin Franklin accomplished in his life: writer, inventor, diplomat, advisor, publisher, and more — and you see how the rigor of his daily schedule made that amount and variety of work possible. to repeat: I LOVE THIS.

Have you mapped out your creative work today?

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    The gold digger March 21, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Yes! I have! I am one of six finalists for the Pfister Hotel narrator job (a 6-month blog stint) and have about a gajillion ideas for my sample blog posts. Supposed to be one sample, but in my 90 minutes hanging out in the hotel lobby on Friday, I talked to so many interesting people that I have more than one thing to write about. I have been composing in my head as I have gone running, done body step, and lain in bed waiting to fall asleep.

    Jerry Kyle April 4, 2011 at 5:40 am

    I have just taken early retirement from work and have found myself with loads of time to read. I have never read any of your work but had it recommended and I anticipate that it will be ‘right up my street’. I have collected Panic , Fear, Cut and Run and Black Jack Point so far and feel I’ve got a real stack of enjoyment ahead. Did I ought to read them in any particular order? When I’ve read a couple I’ll let you know what I think!!

    Jeff Abbott April 4, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Black Jack Point comes before Cut and Run in the Whit Mosley series; the other books are standalones and can be read in any order. Thanks and hope you enjoy them.

    kd April 8, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Unlike Dear Ben I cannot get by on 4 hours os sleep anight! Andfind structure difficult- epecially with cellphones. land lines, texting, the internet and the door bell all interrupting.
    i saw you speak at a writers group in Austin years an years ago I think right before you published your first book- you were entertaining and energetic and slightly goofy and endearing. So I have been reading your books and enjoying them since then and have read most in random order. just finished “Cut and Run” wow ! how delightful to see how you are better and better. congratulations! someone at the door and carpool time. keep writing

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