Low motivation and productivity are the twin enemies of every writer. Writer’s block is real and many a writer has fallen by the wayside as low motivation took its toll on their writing productivity. You can beat this by using tools to make your work more organized and efficient as well as do the heavy work. What are some of these apps?
Google is your friend when it comes to research for your book. For any topic, you are bound to come across hundreds of articles and other content of interest. Often, you will scan an article and move on noting it for future reference. The traditional way was saving it as an HTML document on your disk. The problem is that it comes out all wrong later when you view it offline.
Evernote is an app that lets you save any articles or quotes of interest. The good thing is that you can write directly from Evernote, making it easier to incorporate this content.
This is a cloud service by Google meaning that it runs on Google servers. You can log in with your usual Google account. Your account will have a virtual drive on which you can do word processing. The good thing is that you can access this work from anywhere meaning you can do your writing as you are waiting in the bank, in the subway and other places where the inspiration may hit you.
Get past writer’s block with this amazing app. You can develop your setting, plot, and subject using this app. You choose between a slot model or a wheel model to generate prompts. This tool automates idea generation opening up plot and character development paths you would never have considered.
This is also an idea generation tool. You can use it for character, theme and major plot development. It has a feature called IdeaFinder that generates writing prompts for this purpose. Now Novel is different from other idea generators as it enables the writer to share his work with other members directly from the app for critiquing.
This tool allows you to work on your writing structure and research more efficiently. You can storyboard your draft such that you are able to move the virtual index cards visually rearranging the text as you would like.
If you are writing on your computer, you have to contend with distractions as you do your research. Ads, social media, pop-ups and other distracting content can take a toll on your productivity. StayFocusd blocks all these distractions helping you concentrate on the task.
Proof read your text easily with this powerful app. It outdoes MS Word and Google Doc in this task.