DATE & TIME   |   January 14th, 2023 – Social at 12:00 PM, Business meeting at 12:30 pm, Speaker at 1:30 pm or later–after the business meeting concludes
LOCATION   |   Meeting will be Hybrid via Zoom and Community Room East at the Woodbourne Library, 6060 Far Hills Avenue, Centerville, Ohio 45459. See below for further instructions.
TOPIC   | Michelle McCraw Orloff: Manage your Writing Like a Boss

Manage your Writing Like a Boss

Use Project Management Skills to Get the Most out of your Writing Time

Join Michelle McCraw Orloff as she teaches us what it takes to manage your writing like a boss.

Do you struggle with finding time and focus to do your writing? Do you have a writing project that’s languishing from neglect, but you just can’t muster the energy to pick it back up? Does your writing feel like an endless slog? Ever wish you could find more discipline for your writing?

Course topics include

  • Adopting a project management mindset
  • Incorporating project phases and milestones into your writing work
  • Developing a project plan
  • Developing a book plan/outline
  • Expanding project management principles to a series and/or your writing life overall

At the end of the course, participants will have a plan to follow for their next writing project. Michelle will share tools and templates she uses to manage her own writing projects.


Attending Our Hybrid Meeting

Write-in is free for members and prospective members who have not yet visited for two complimentary meetings. For those members who cannot join us in person, join us via Zoom. The password will be posted in the Central Ohio Fiction Writers Google Group, and on the members-only Central Ohio Fiction Writers Facebook page.

If you are not a COFW member and wish to attend this presentation via Zoom, email Please note, the link spans from the moment we open the room to the social half hour through the business meeting and this write-in.

Per library policy, “Prepared food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed in meeting rooms.”


About Our Speaker

Michelle McCraw Orloff is a certified project manager (PMP) with a master’s in business administration (MBA). While working full time as an information technology program manager, she has published five books in her Synergy contemporary workplace rom-com series since 2021.-+

Leveraging more than 20 years of project management experience, Michelle will teach writers how to apply project management principles to their writing to gain more focus, organization, and discipline.

Learn more about Michelle at her website.