Are you a writer or author?
Whether you write professionally or just for fun you don’t need expensive software to maximize your ability to write your novel or blog. There are countless free options out there that are just waiting for your use.
What Free Author tools are correct for you?
I write all over the place, at home, at the auto repair shop, on my lunch break (when I take one), and anywhere else I get a free minute to write something. Trying to keep from having quadruplicated files that are all different versions of the same file is nearly impossible for me.
Well, there are so many options out and I just couldn’t figure out which was the best. Writing my blog happens to be easiest in my WordPress, but about the books that I want to write. I have already covered other options that might be available for some (here) otherwise here a few of the #free options that might be worth your while. I am hoping that these will help me become more organized with my writing.
This is quite convenient and will have to continue testing this, it includes sectionos like:
* plot lines
This make it really easy for organization.
Currently Website appears to be Parked as of August 1st 2017.
Much like Hiveword, this was made to easily track:
With the ability to work with multiple books, this is a great tool if you are writing multiple books, like me or my wife.
Wow! With all the work I put in to setting up my wife’s book, now I find stuff like Fast Pencil and other where I can easily set up multiple books and looks like it is easily set up to Publish your books from as well as add collaborators to work on the book as well. I cannot wait to dig into such an awesome resource even more. This will be yet another one that I will be testing with one of my smaller ebooks. So you will have to keep an eye out for my ebooks to be complete soon.
What a terrific little place on line to keep all of your document drafts. Easily get help from collaborators. I am even going to be testing this with collaborating on a blog post with another
author. I think this will make an easy way to collaborate on
articles, blog posts. Don’t be put off by the way it looks when you add formating, it allows you to add many formatting options, but it won’t show up until you Preview your draft, which when you are adding photos it can be a little disconcerting, but works like a charm 🙂
You could even try Hemingway Mode unless you are like me and hate looking at mistakes.
At first all I could think of was Pokemon Go and I almost pulled all my hair out, not the PokeZombies again 🙂
But this is pretty terrific to use alongside a normal word
document. You can easily add Copyright pages, upload the
document to create an ebook and print books right on site.
This is one have a to try out for at least one of my books to see how well they turn out.
If you want to knock the socks of your writer wife or girlfriend, the write (ha-ha) way you could easily get her a Synonym finder. Okay, seriously DON’T DO THAT. I did that for Christmas shortly after I married my wife. Although she LOVED it to DEATH (literally) it got the worst reaction, but you could always show your love by telling them about something like this light weight thesaurus.
So when I complete my writing, I just know that it is going to be swamped with spelling or grammar errors, especially since I am normally just trying to spill my brains on the paper while there is still grey matter filling with inspiration inside of them. Grammarly does a terrific job at checking your grammar for you and integrates beautifully with your web browser (well Firefox & Chrome for certain) and there is also a free Addon for Office that I have not had the chance to use yet.
Where do you as an author normally do your writing? Have you found special ways that help you organize and coordinate your writing?
Some of these tools that work great for college students could also make your life easier to organize as you allow your thoughts to pool through your fingertips on to the keyboard, check these out.
What other tools do you use for your writing?