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Tag Archive: online writing tools

Writing to Music Helps Words Flow

How to write to music

How writing to music affects the writing process Writing to music is an effective writer’s tool. Many writers not only enjoy the rhythm of words but the beat of music. When the two are combined, those writers often find themselves in an altered state. So many embrace writing to music. The words come fast, the…

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Piktochart Online Tool to Create Pins

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Kindle Publishing

Piktochart for Authors Piktochart provides an easy way for authors to start using Pinterest to promote their books.

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Popplet for picture book writers

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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Picture Book Idea Month

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Picture Book Idea MonthWays to use Popplet for picture book writing Popplet is a new visual organizing and mindmapping tool that picture book writers will find useful in many ways. To illustrate I decided to use Popplet to create my first popplet called, of course,…

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Weekend Finds – Benjamin Wallace and Twitter tools for writers

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Weekend Writing Finds

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Weekend Writing FindsSocial media tools for writers Social media helps writers and especially authors get the word out about their work. Twitter can be a useful tool for writers but how many of us really understand its ins and outs? Do you totally get the…

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Victoria Lynn Schmidt, Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Contest, The Daily Press weekly writing challenge, and Cropp.me

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Weekend Writing Finds

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Weekend Writing FindsMore resources for writers In search of helpful websites and smart tools to make your writing life easier and more productive? This week’s finds might send you to the moon. They’ll certainly become handy for deadlines, lectures, and cafe writing. If you haven’t…

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Weekend Writing Finds – Eric Maisel, Written Kitten, Snagit, Pixel Ruler, creativity and deep writing

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Weekend Writing Finds

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Weekend Writing FindsTips and tools for writers This week’s tools, apps, and books for writers are fun, creative, and productive. Nanowrimo is approaching and some of you might be ready to try a little warm up or clear the web from the deep creative recesses…

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Top ten favorite books for writers now and to come

Writing the breakout novel, the personal essay, mummies and…. Choosing ten books to highlight for this week’s book post is a challenge even when framed by the years my blog has been in operation since 2003 to the present. The problem is not that I’ve read so few books but so many. Do I limit…

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Memoir Writing with Abigail Thomas, SCBWI, resources for children’s writers and Teamworkpm

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Weekend Writing Finds

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Weekend Writing FindsMore resources for writers In search of helpful websites and smart tools to make your writing life easier and more productive? This week’s finds might send you to the moon. They’ll certainly become handy for deadlines, lectures, and cafe writing. If you haven’t…

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Weekend Writing Finds – Jane Smiley on novel writing, 750 Words, Penzu, and Ommwriter

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Weekend Writing Finds

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Weekend Writing FindsThings that make writers productive Writers tools, apps, and gadgets have a way of capturing a writer’s attention. Where once the IBM Selectric (that’s the stellar electronic typewriter for all you young folk) held sway, today’s crop of tools, activities, gadgets and apps…

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Every story has a secret

This entry is part 34 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 34 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints  Find a secret, unlock a story Everyone has a secret. So it’s only natural for your characters to have them, too. A good exercise to discover more about your character is to free write about his or her’s secrets. Good stories are filled…

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Weekend Writing Finds – Superlative words, a snazzy voice, and a superfluity of digital book news

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Weekend Writing Finds

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Weekend Writing FindsThings have been a bit quiet around here but I still managed to gather a few items of interest I’d like to share. This is a new weekly feature where I post information about books, writing, publishing and writers. Here’s some good web…

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Every photo has a story

This entry is part 32 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 32 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints  Quick creative writing exercise So you’ve had a hard week and all you want to do is throw yourself onto the couch and veg in front of the TV. Sounds great but you know that won’t help you get anymore writing accomplished. What…

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Squidoo – A Tool for Writers

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series SQUIDOO This

Squidoo is a great site for writers and the brainchild of marketing master Seth Godin. I’ve spent the last two weeks swimming around that vast cyber ocean known as Squidoo and find it fascinating. It can be a great tool for writers.

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Internet Tools for Writers: Teamwork versus Basecamp project management

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series Internet Tools for Writers

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series Internet Tools for WritersOnline project management sites can provide useful tools and an additional way to duplicate files of all your ongoing work. Last year I set up a free account at Basecamp for my current novel. I liked it well enough but due to health…

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