While I work on getting back into the Character Archetype Series (S to Z to go), I wanted to share a good blog series recently published as a writing resource.
It is the Winter school holidays in these parts. My family spent a lovely and well-needed family holiday in Hawaii a couple of weeks ago. But I returned with some bad news and an extra bad cold, so it will take a little time to recover.
Update: The Character Archetypes series will have a little rest for a couple of weeks while I catch up and get back into the stream of writing.
But really, this is just a note and ode to my lost writing companion, Rocky.
We are now one week into NaNoWriMo, but even writers who aren’t participating in a writing marathon need to track their progress. For both sets, here are a couple of tools which offer wordcount progress tracking with some customisation features to fit into your own writing time plans.
StoryBundle offers themed packages of Indie books for a reader-defined payment of as little as $4 (an average of $10). I’ve written about StoryBundle packages several times previously, including this introduction. Today StoryBundle has a package going specifically for writers.
Anyone watching the net lately will be well aware of Tom Hank’s typewriter app hitting the iOS appstore and smashing records for the productivity and overall categories. I’ve left it a couple of weeks before profiling the Hanx Writer App and alternatives.
Last week I profiled one web-based outliner, Workflowy. For week 34 of the #52Tech series, Fargo and some other alternative webapp outliners are highlighted.
For week 33 of the #52Tech series, Workflowy is highlighted.
Firstoff – I’m not a huge fan of Workflowy anymore. Some other reviewers have loved it, others hated it. Workflowy – or any outliner – is a bit like vegemite in that respect – you either love it or hate it, there appears no middle-ground.
If you don’t get on with the Workflowy format, in Week 34 I’ll be profiling some alternatives.
A couple of weeks back Poetica became open to signup for everyone, after some private beta testing.
This chrome based web app is worth consideration if you’re after collaborative editing on any web copy you produce.
Over the past three weeks this blog has posted on the general subject of productivity. There have been many productivity hacks and methods discussed with quite a few links and apps shared.
Here is the index to all the posts, listing major topics and tools posted.
In the past three weeks, this website has published 15 different posts on the subject of productivity. Although many of those posts have included relevant links and tips for writers, sometimes a whole heap of different techniques and tips just gets lost in the noise.
Today here’s a very brief recommendation for minimal impact, on how a writer might process some of these tools into their own writing routines, and benefit for it. For newer writers of larger projects like a novel, non-fiction ebook, or series of blog posts (like this one).