Writing with Creative Project Management


Having a creative producer is the number one advice I would offer any writer looking for a breakthrough approach to writing. Whenever I get stuck or lost in the minutia of writing, I schedule meetings with my producer and we have production one on ones, or creative one on ones. These are meetings where the author and producer can brainstorm, also known as “blue sky sessions,” and where we plan out small tangible goals using project management tools like Scrum. Project management doesn’t have to be solely for corporate environments anymore. Use these methods to develop your artistic projects, too! In fact, I’ll be talking more in depth about how we invented this breakthrough method to writing novels at a number of upcoming workshops this year: the first being in San Diego on April 21st! Join me and my spectacular producer, Eric Kieron Davis. Here is the link to sign up!

Writing with Creative Project Management: San Diego Writers, Ink

San Diego Writers, Ink is a nonprofit organization that offers classes, groups, workshops, readings and other literary events at The Ink Spot and other locations throughout San Diego County. With a mission to nurture writers and foster the literary community, the San Diego Writers, Ink, facilitates artistic collaboration, and promotes literature and artistic development for writers at all levels.

The Ink Spot

Art Center Lofts
710 13th Street, Studio 210
San Diego, CA 92101
(Open only during events)

Course Title: 

Writing with Creative Project Management!


Course Bio: 

Join author Genese Davis and creative director/producer Eric Kieron Davis for a breakthrough approach to writing. By adding a little bit of structure to your routine you can complete your novel and other artistic projects now! In this course you’ll learn how creative producers and project management can add that missing element you need to complete your novel. Conventional wisdom is wrong. Project management doesn’t have to be solely for corporate environments anymore. In this exclusive workshop, you’ll discover solutions for completing a novel using project management tools such as Scrum and Waterfall. For those moments when you feel stuck or lost in the minutia of writing, find out how production one on ones, creative one on ones, user stories, and goal setting can revolutionize your writing process!

Genese DavisAuthor Genese Davis Bio: 

Genese Davis graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English. She is the author of The Holder’s Dominion, a new adult gaming novel heralded as a breakthrough story by Publishers Weekly. Genese, and her production team, invented a new approach to writing novels using project management tools. On her national book tour, Genese will be sharing how to use project management tools for writing novels, the benefits of MMORPGs, and how to successfully launch and run book campaigns. To find a city near you, visit the “News & Appearances” section at www.GeneseDavis.comDavis is also the owner of The Gamer In You, an online movement offering new meaning to the word ‘gamer.’ As a thought leader in video game culture and its social development, Davis aims to bridge the gap between families and friends of gamers who wonder about the allure behind their loved ones’ fascination with video games. She lives in Irvine, California, where she advocates for her other passion: animal rescue. 

Eric Kieron DavisCreative Director/Producer Eric Kieron Davis Bio: 

Eric Kieron Davis has been producing projects for video games and films for over a decade. As an integral producer for premium projects, Eric has led teams from concept to completion on a number of award-winning projects. With his extensive experience in the entertainment industry, Eric invented a breakthrough approach to completing projects for artists of every entertainment medium. Using project management tools, Eric has extended this approach to novel-writing, and is helping authors develop their creative visions and artistic goals to complete books. Using his innate ability to manage projects (from macro department visions to micro personnel goals of one artist) Eric ensures on-time deliverables, proper work-flow, a highly motivated team, positive morale, and premium, completed projects that reflect impeccable results. Eric specializes in communication, relationship and structure creation, project completion, process improvement initiatives, employee relations, personnel management, artist management, crisis management, asset tracking, and scrum/agile project management.

Over to you! What are your favorite workshops?

Don’t forget to sign up and meet me in San Diego, April 21st!

San Diego Writers, Ink


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  1. Pingback: Guest Post: Project Management for Novels: Genese Davis | Lizbeth's Garden

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