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How to hire an illustrator for your novel – Part 1: The Setup

Thinking of hiring an illustrator? Want an illustration commissioned for your novel? Then you are in the right place! Welcome to Part 1 on Hiring an Illustrator for your novel - The Setup

How to hire an illustrator for your novel – Part 2: The Design Process

Thinking of hiring an illustrator? Want an illustration commissioned for your novel? Then you are in the right place! Welcome to Part 2 on Hiring an Illustrator for your novel - The Design Process

Lesson 1: The Time Management Matrix

Welcome to the first of four posts on how to manage your time effectively. These posts will walk you through the practical steps on how to manage and prioritize your tasks, from creating a simple Time Management Matrix to generating powerful ideas and learning how to link these ideas together, and ultimately, how to convert these powerful ideas into a successful project plan. The overall aim of these lessons is to teach you to make the most of your time and plan your tasks accordingly. You will get some great, practical tools that will enable you to reach your goals - whether it be publishing your book, or launching a successful blog. For this first lesson, we'll kick off with the Time Management Matrix and how to use this tool to manage your 'to-do' lists to the best extent possible. 

A quick summary of this week’s articles that are rocking the publishing boat

Backing Up Your Information 101 - Dropbox

It’s happened to all of us. Your memory stick disappears down a gutter. Your phone was stolen. Your laptop decided to implode. Until we learn that hard-drives actually fail and that physical media such as laptops and cell phones aren’t infallible, we are susceptible to the ever-present threat of data loss. Losing a work presentation is an annoyance. Losing the novel that you have been crafting for two years is a tragedy, and in a time where we are so reliant on electronic media, a decent backup solution can ultimately make the difference between keeping your 100,000 word draft safe, and a loss of epic proportions. Luckily for you, help is at hand in this, our friendly guide to backing up your information - the ultra lazy way.