Your content is here. The verification ID will NOT be detected if you put it here.

Tag Archive: writing tools

Writing Ambitions

Big ambitions lead to big results for writers

Writing ambitions lead to big results Do you dare to dream big? Are you a writer full of writing ambitions? If you are, I say kudos to you. I’m a firm believer in setting big goals in order to obtain big results. The great thing about setting goals that may seem outlandish or out of…

Share

Track your Writing to Success

track your writing with a wordcount spreadsheet
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Tools & Strategies

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Tools & StrategiesTrack your writing progress Are you a busy writer? Do you have multiple projects? Do you yearn in vain for that one method, app, or spreadsheet that will feed your need to manage your muse? Well, Jamie Raintree’s Writing & Revision Tracker is…

Share

Piktochart Online Tool to Create Pins

ZEUS-CAllisto-01
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.

Share

Popplet for picture book writers

Popplett picture book writers-2
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,…

Share

Nano Prep – Planning for NaNoWriMo

Nano prep helps create a successful NaNoWriMo event.
This entry is part 17 of 20 in the series Nanowrimo

This entry is part 17 of 20 in the series NanowrimoNano Prep readies you for NaNoWriMo Nano prep definitely helps prepare writers for the approaching annual writing marathon known as NaNoWriMo. With hundreds of thousands of writers signed up for this year’s event, you can bet many are busy developing strategies and battle plans to…

Share

Picture book ideas populate November

Picture book writing includes Picture book month and picture book idea month.
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Picture Book Idea Month

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Picture Book Idea MonthPicture book ideas – Competing with NaNoWriMo? Picture book ideas gain prominence in November at a time when many writers have their sights set on the big writing marathon known as NaNoWriMo. While the Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) is a growing…

Share

NaNoWriMo 2013 – Innoculate yourself against writer’s block

NaNoWriMo defeats the fear of writing.
This entry is part 16 of 20 in the series Nanowrimo

This entry is part 16 of 20 in the series NanowrimoNaNoWriMo 2013 – The best prescription for fear of writing NaNoWrimo 2013 is the single most effective cure for writer’s block. Hands down. Everything else is swept away except you and the keyboard. It’s all about the words, words that appear on computer screens and…

Share

Blogging secrets for book bloggers – Armchair BEA

Blogging secrets are as rare as a silver bullet for writing bestsellers
This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014Blogging secrets are about as rare as that magic bullet writers seek to turn a manuscript into a bestseller. As with writing, don’t look for any silver bullet that will come to your aid and guarantee your blog’s rapid rise to…

Share

Kitchen timers boost writing productivity

Writers use time bombs in their stories, plan to use one as a timer for a little Nano prep.

Kitchen timers belong in the writer’s toolbox Kitchen timers are a gift for writers. Forget all those other writing productivity tools. The best get-it-done tools for a writer are those handy and inexpensive kitchen timers. Best of all, kitchen timers come in all sizes and styles. How to use kitchen timers to spur your writing…

Share

Weekend Writing Finds – They’re all a-Twitter

Reed-bluebird
This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Weekend Writing Finds

This entry is part 10 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…

Share

Writing from multiple points of view

This entry is part 42 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 42 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints A point of view creative writing exercise This week’s visual prompt is a great photograph to help you exercise that storyteller’s mind. Every scene has the potential for multiple stories and differing points of view. The trick in writing a multiple viewpoint hinges…

Share

The writer’s annual agony: Notebook, journal, or diary?

Notebooks are classic tools for writers Okay, we’re all writers of one sort or another so it’s probably a given that the annual stress-builder of choosing a diary, journal, or record keeper has captured you. That’s the way it usually is for me but this year my brain seems to have checked out some time…

Share

A simple moment of action unleashes a story

This entry is part 41 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints

This entry is part 41 of 43 in the series Friday Sprints Visual timed creative writing exercise Some people find photographs useful when it comes to doing timed writing exercises. Visual prompts are a great way to get those creative juices flowing. Finding something to write about is a matter of discovery. An action photo…

Share

Julia Cameron’s artist’s dates smash writer’s block

Artist Way’s author Julia Cameron prescribes Artist’s Dates We all know we have to show up at the keyboard if we want to get the work done but when is it okay to play? Do you ever have a passing thought that maybe “you need to work on your creativity?” We all know that creativity…

Share

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…

Share