5 Bullet Journal Layouts for Writers

5 Bullet Journal Layouts for Writers by Imagine Forest

There are so many ways to use your bullet journal, such as for travelling, to-do lists, recipe collections and so much more. One way I love to use my bullet journal is to help me with my writing. For example if I am writing a story, I love to use my bullet journal to track my weekly progress in terms of words written. I also love to take a look at my journal for inspiration and to write down some motivational quotes when I need a little motivating. Here are 5 bullet journal layouts for writers to follow.

5 Bullet Journal Layouts for Writers

  1. Reading List

Reading is important to all writers. Reading helps us to get inspired, understand what makes a good story and understand what makes a bad story. A reading list tracker is a perfect way to keep a track of all the stories you read in a week, month or anytime you choose. You could even create a book tracker of books you want to read, but haven’t yet read.

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Reading list layout for bullet journals
  1. Word Count Tracker

When you want to write regularly, it’s great to set yourself daily or weekly targets. A word count tracker can help you keep tracking of your writing progress. A word count tracker can also be useful helping you to finish that novel o you’ve been working on or an essay for school.

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Word count tracker layout for bullet journals
  1. Character Ideas

From time to time ideas for characters may pop-up in your head. I know this happens to me a lot. But the problem is that normally I don’t have a plot or story for the character to fit into, so I just make a quick note of the character. Then in the future if I need some inspiration, I just take a look at character ideas from the past and it definitely helps me out.

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Character ideas layout for bullet journals
  1. Setting Ideas

Similar to characters ideas, you might have ideas for different settings for your story. Don’t just cram these ideas into your current story if they are not relevant, just make a note of them in your bullet journal. Then in the future if you need any cool setting ideas you can easily look back at your bullet journal for inspiration.

Bonus tip: You can also create a separate ideas page for story ideas or plot ideas and fill it with writing prompts and any other ideas that pop-up.

  1. Motivational Quotes

Writing can be a tiresome task and after writing for days, you might need a little encouragement. Your bullet journal can help encourage you to continue writing. Simply create few pages in your journal to include motivational quotes, pictures to cheer you up and anything else which you love doing. This can serve as a great reminder to why you love writing and what else you can do, if you don’t feel like writing right now.

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Marty the wizard is the master of Imagine Forest. When he’s not reading a ton of books or writing some of his own tales, he loves to be surrounded by the magical creatures that live in Imagine Forest. While living in his tree house he has devoted his time to helping children around the world with their writing skills and creativity.