The Organised Writer


“I'm a messy-brained writer. The Organised Writer helped me tidy up, and improved my working life on a daily basis.
Kieron Gillen

THE ORGANISED WRITER is a productivity system designed for writers, by a writer.

Built upon solid, practical principles such as clean mind theory and memory offloading, its purpose is to help you write more, and be at your most creative, by allowing you to focus entirely on writing when you sit down at your keyboard.

Designed and used for more than a decade by Antony himself, THE ORGANISED WRITER is a no-nonsense guide to being more productive — and more organised! — that understands the life and needs of a working writer. It doesn't bamboozle you with lingo, ask the impossible, or saddle you with endless lists.

Written in a conversational, page-turning style, THE ORGANISED WRITER is for everyone — full-time or part-time, fiction or non-fiction, professional or amateur — who's ever wanted to take control of their writing. It's a practical and focused approach to writing in the real world.

“Antony has uncovered a secret I wish I'd learned twenty years ago; writing benefits way less from inspiration than from sound process.”
Merlin Mann

“Johnston packs his book with practical insights and clever methods —┬áthe chapters on calendar management and time-blocking alone were like a bolt of lightning to my daily routine. The Organised Writer is the manual you've been looking for.
Helene Wecker

“I've been a working writer for thirty years. Johnston convinced me I've been doing it wrong. This book is like a cabinet of wonders for the working scribbler.”
John Birmingham

COMING OCTOBER 2020: See for more information and pre-ordering details.

THE ORGANISED WRITER is Antony's no-nonsense productivity system for writers. It's published by Bloomsbury.

The Organised Writer © Antony Johnston.