Planning for Writers

An Introduction to The 12-12-12 Planning System + 20 pages of Planner Printables specially made for Writers

“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.”

― Jodi Picoult

“Start writing, no matter what.

The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”

— Louis L’Amour

If you aspire to write more books and be prolific, YOU NEED A PLAN.

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Carving out time to write a book is a challenge. When you add to that, blinking screens, screaming kids and never-ending chores, finding the time to write a book seems impossible.

I have always been fascinated with prolific writers who write consistently and honour their deadlines. After reading and researching this topic, I understood the importance of having clarity in my goals and drafting reliable plans.

Don't make new year resolutions or write down yearly goals. They don't work.

Enter 'The 12-12-12 Planning System.'

The 12-12-12 Planning System

In this course, you will:

  1. Create your Compass,
  2. Find your Direction,
  3. Decide your Destination,
  4. Draw up your Map, and
  5. Embark on your Writing Journey.

Through lectures, slides and videos, you will be guided through this entire journey with step-by-step workbooks and brainstorm sheets.

You will create your own 12-Week Plan to accomplish your writing goals.

What's the difference? This plan is sturdy, reliable, doable and not easily changeable.

The 12 Week Plan

The course clearly explains through step-by-step videos how you can

  • create a writing schedule for the year
  • plan your monthly goals,
  • create a weekly schedule
  • maintain a monthly writing log and
  • arrange your days for bringing out your best.

The course explains the right way to do a brain dump along with how your brain dump must be organised into a To-Do matrix to ensure you can get stuff done without the overwhelm.

Along with this course, you will receive 8 pages of Writing-specific templates such as:

  • Writing Log (Monthly)
  • Reading Log
  • Book Review Brainstorm sheet
  • Writing Schedule generator, etc

You will also receive 14 pages of general undated planner printables that comprise:

  • Monthly Goals
  • Monthly Planner
  • Weekly Goals
  • Weekly Schedule
  • Daily schedule
  • Meal Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Brain Dump
  • Eisenhower Matrix
  • Notes Page

The course includes more than 100 minutes of video explaining how to use the templates.

Your Instructor

Archana Sarat
Archana Sarat

I'm the founder of Read Write Inspire, a writer's studio filled with resources and actionable advice, that will increase your productivity, improve your writing skills and help you build a strong author platform.

I have authored three books that have been traditionally published. You can check them out at

My first book, a psychological crime thriller, Birds of Prey, has gathered wide acclaim for being a gripping and pacy read. It is in the process of being adapted for the screen. My third book, Tales from the History of Mathematics, shows how math evolved over the years through twenty-six short stories. It won the Best Children's Book 2019 award at the Valley of Words International Literature Festival.

My articles and short stories have been published in various popular newspapers, magazines and anthologies like The Times of India, The Economic Times, The Free Press Journal, The SEBI and Corporate Laws Journal, The CA Newsletter, Me Magazine, the Science Reporter, the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, the NaNoWriMo India Anthology, the Writersmelon Jukebox Anthology and many more.

I have a Diploma in Creative Writing from The Writers Bureau, UK.

I have conducted Creative Writing Workshops for both children and adults at various educational institutions and literary festivals. I love sharing my knowledge and experiences with writing, publishing and creating a robust author platform with all writers and thereby give back to the society that nurtured and encouraged me.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. You can reuse the workbook and templates every time you plan a new year/project.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Can I get a refund?
Since the course offers 22 pages of free planner printables that can be digitally downloaded, it wouldn't be possible to refund any money paid towards this course.
What are the planner printables that I will receive with this course?
The course consists of workbooks to help you decide your Mission, create your Aspirational Vision, set clear and actionable goals and break them down. Along with that, you will also receive 22 pages of undated planner printables. Some special ones are for meal planning, project planning, expense tracking, Eisenhower matrix, etc. Apart from this, you will also receive the following templates, specially made for writers: a Monthly Writing Log, a Reading Log, a Book Review Brainstorm sheet, a Writing Schedule generator, etc. The course includes more than 100 minutes of video explaining how to use the templates.

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