Tools & Software For Writers

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If it is listed, then I use it, have used it, or really, really want it.  These tools excite me.  I love tech.    Many of the apps, software listed have free versions.  I received no compensation for the majority of these links on this page, except one – Learn Scrivener Fast Affiliate. 

Tools & Software For Writers

PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS

 

If you like this free app you can find it here Mood Writing Progress Meter

Tools & Software For Writers

Snaptimer -Desktop Countdown Timer For Windows.  Stays on top or not, your choice of options.  Sounds to chose from for timer, plus you can enable ticking sound so you hear it while it counts down.  Simple. Easy. Free to use.

 

Tools & Software For Writers

Write to Die2   Time Your Writing with funny alarms. Make that NaNo project, and shut your internal editor up    Brought to you by Dr. Wicked, Write or Die 2 is a procrastination killer designed to help a writer focus on a task with either fear or reward tactics. Run with Windows, Mac, and Linus, this app has several terrifying consequences for if it detects its author not writing and lazing off to procrastinate.

FUN WRITER TOYS

These are not cheap but boy do I want one.  Word processors, Keyboards, and New Fangled Writing Tools.  QwerkyWriter

Tools & Software For Writers

Also the Freewriter

New and improved 2nd Generation with 2x real-world battery life of the 1st gen. Say goodbye to writer’s block with the world’s best distraction-free writing tool.

  • Best-in-class mechanical keyboard with Cherry™ Keyswitches (made in Germany)
  • Ultra-low power and high contrast E Ink™ screen that looks like paper indoors and out.
  • 2nd generation design features a larger battery and improved keyboard efficiency that results in 2x the effective working time of the original Freewrite.
  • Weeks of battery life and local storage for over a million pages
  • Rugged, lightweight aluminum body so you can write anywhere
  • Support for writing in over 20+ languages
  • Comes with 180-day manufacturer’s warranty

 PLANNING, SIGN UPS & FUN EVENT TOOLS

  • Linky Tools v2.0   Having a blog hop or something you want people to sign up to take part?  Expecting possibly a large response or at least hoping?  Want to save time compiling and coding the link list?  This is a great tool for a very small subscription fee.  Your visitors that want to take part or sign up click on one link, add info and their names are automatically added to the list.  Once in the list, once you click on the name they entered you go straight to their blog.
  • Custom Calender Printable Around the World
  • The Plot Spinner  What Does PlotSpinner Do? *Creates a synopsis in 7 easy steps. *Gets to the heart of your story—FAST! *Gives you a solid foundation on which to build your story.

CHEAT SHEETS FOR WRITERS

TEXT TO SPEECH – SPEECH TO TEXT

MIND MAPPING, DISTRACTION FREE, TO DO LIST AND WORKFLOW SOFTWARE

  • Storyboarder  Free  Visualize your stories.  A story drawing tool.
  • Coggle It Simple Collaborative Mind Maps
  • WORK FLOW+/& TO DO LIST Organize Your Brain WorkFlowy is a notebook for lists. Use it to be more creative and productive.
  • Mind Meister Collaborative Mind Mapping
  • HABIT TRACKER Evolution 2. 0
  • DISTRACTION-FREE WRITING  About Omm Writer,  This is inspirational software to help you get in the mood, and promote concentration.  It has sounds effects and visuals, while you write.  It is a tool to encourage you to write.  Writer’s block? Ideas lagging, try this inspirational tool.   WHAT OMM WRITER HAS TO SAY ABOUT THEIR PRODUCT  OmmWriter emerged as an internal tool to help transport us away from the humdrum noise; allowing us to be at one with ourselves and our ideas. All said and done, after having created something so valuable, we figured that OmmWriter was just too good to keep to ourselves.   Omm Writer download
  •  Scapple Trial copies created by Scrivener creators   SCAPPLE Mind Mapping Software 

Scapple is comparable to Inspiration 9 Mind Mapping software, but without as many bells and whistles and priced less.  BONUS feature for me is that Scapple can be imported into Scrivener after you create your mind map, so your project is all in one place, writing and all.

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Scrivener Scapple Trial copies  SCAPPLE Mind Mapping Software    

What is Scapple? According to Scrivener

Scapple is an easy-to-use tool for getting ideas down as quickly as possible and making connections between them. It isn’t exactly mind-mapping software—it’s more like a freeform text editor that allows you to make notes anywhere on the page and connect them using straight dotted lines or arrows. If you’ve ever scribbled down ideas all over a piece of paper and drawn lines between related thoughts, then you already know what Scapple does.

 

WRITING SOFTWARE

Scrivener Featured

THE SCRIVENER STORY BROAD. GREAT FOR CREATING PLOT CARDS & OUTLINES OR A PICTURE STORY.

  • Scrivener Writing Software For MAC and Windows  trial copy   SCRIVENER
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Scrivener Writing Software Beat The Learning Curb With Learn Scrivener Fast  Click The Image For Details
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I invested in the Ninja level for this Scrivener Learning Program and I am thrilled.  I love Scrivener now and wished I had not waited, so long to learn it despite the learning curve.  I love having everything in one project able to view it, reach, note, pictures, timeline, mind mapping from brainstorming, ideas, or anything I want to include all in one project, instead of multiple documents.  I love being able to add my own backgrounds to my writing while I am writing for inspiration.  I also love all the bonuses The Scrivener Coach offers and has added since I bought this tutorial course.  For me, it has been worth the investment long term.  The Scrivener Coach–Learn Scrivener Fast

OUTLINE & TIMELINE

 

Editing, Marketing, Publishing  & Book Covers

EDITORS FOR WRITING STYLE, GRAMMER, SPELLING, AND MORE

  • StyleWriter   This one is expensive but most used by Freelancer and often required in job advertisements, which is how I came across it looking at job listings online.
  • Grammarly  I like this one and use Free version now that my annual subscription expired.  Plan to renew in the future.
  • ProWritingAid  Cheaper than Grammarly annually with lots of features.
  • Hemmingway App
  • Word Rake
  • After The Deadline
FINDING PHOTOS FOR YOUR BLOG OR FOR BOOK COVERS
  • WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW-When you can share photos? When you use photos from the internet (or other sources) you need to be very careful not to plagiarise them.  Read more about it at these links to make sure you are not in violation and understand which can be legally used.  Creative Commonsmeaning they can be shared and use free of charge to public with author having released some rights and waived others, Public Domainmeaning rights, have expired, Fair Use – meaning limited use of copyright material, Copyrightmeaning creator has exclusive use and you cannot use without permission requiring purchase of use from the author.
  • Copyright Infringement: Images You Can and Can’t Share on Your Blog
  • An alternative thought on using images On Visually
  • Illustrator Nancy Barta (Some excellent children book illustrations)
  • Generally, I tend to use creative commons license, public domain, or purchase rights from a site like bigstockphotos.com for use on my blog. BIGSTOCKPHOTOS. com  Photos to use on your website, not free, but reasonable
  • Photopin.com a lot of free to use as long as you include photo credits
  • MorgueFile.com photos free to use and links to other photo sites.  Check above list for terms you need to know for photo use to keep it legal.
  • PIXABAY.COM

PHOTO EDITORS & IMAGE MANIPULATORS FREE & PAID

Record Your Computer Screen, Webinars Tools & Tools For Creating Courses

  • Zoom Meetings Present you offer or teach a workshop or just a place to gather for an online event.
  • Screencast Fast free screen recording

RANDOM UNTIL I GET PAGES FOR THESE BUILT

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