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Evernote, OneNote, and Beyond: The 12 Best Note-Taking Apps. Ever feel like you’re struggling to remember everything?

Evernote, OneNote, and Beyond: The 12 Best Note-Taking Apps

You're not the only one—and that's why it's so important to take notes. As author Tim Ferriss says, “I trust the weakest pen more than the strongest memory.” Write something down, and you're certain to remember it. There are plenty of ways to take notes. You could carry a notebook and pen in your pocket, or scribble thoughts on a napkin at lunch. Notebook apps come in all shapes and sizes.

We took dozens of note-taking apps for a test drive in order to separate the must-try options from the weak ones. How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method. Writing a novel is easy.

How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method

Writing a good novel is hard. That’s just life. WRITING TOOLS. Character Pyramid Tool (PDF) Visualize your character’s FLAWS & associated behaviors (for a deeper understanding of this tool, please reference The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws) Character Target Tool (PDF)

WRITING TOOLS

LitLift - FREE novel application. Contest. 750 Words - Write every day. Free Online Diary and Personal Journal. LitLift - FREE novel application. Printing Press. The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.

Printing Press

Teachers and students can choose from several templates to publish class newspapers, informational brochures, and flyers announcing class events. Text added to the templates can be modified using a simple WYSIWYG editor, which allows students to choose text features, such as font size and color. Documentation for the Printing Press includes instructions for using the tool.

Customized versions of the tool, which include additional instructions and more focused choices, are included with some lessons. A basic planning sheet is available to help students gather ideas before working on this interactive tool. Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose Flip Book The Flip Book is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long. Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose. OmPad: Free, beautiful, minimal and inspirational writing web app. Welcome to OmPad!

OmPad: Free, beautiful, minimal and inspirational writing web app

Free minimal writing app that helps you focus and concentrate on writing great content. Format your text with headings, bold, italic, links, images, lists, code and quotes. Customization: Change the theme, size, font and width by hovering over the OmPad logo (bottom left)Formatting: Select the text and a floating toolbar will show up.Images: Type in a URL, select it and click the image buttonHTML: Click the bottom right word-count You can start editing this text you are reading right now, go ahead, click here and start typing!

"This is the best writing app ever, and it's free! " Put your browser on full screen mode for an immersive distraction-free experience. Simple, powerful, beautiful. There is no Save button, everything is auto-saved as you type. Made with ❤ by Xavi Esteve. Creative Mind Mapping for Novelists. Brainstorming ideas seems to be one of the hardest stages in the writing process for many novelists.

Creative Mind Mapping for Novelists

As I discussed in a previous post, this storm of ideas that flash and thunder in our brains often appears unruly and difficult to harness. I introduced the practice of mind mapping, which is used across many disciplines—such as in classrooms for essay writing and in business meetings to problem-solve. Mind mapping can be used in just about any situation when ideas need to be reeled in and transformed into practical application.

Mind Map on the Macro and Micro Levels I’ve never seen anyone specifically focus on novel structure or fiction plotting via mind mapping, so I’m going to show you ways I feel mind mapping can be useful for the novelist. National Novel Writing Month. 10 Great Tools for Creating eBooks. July 10, 2013 by Ronda Bowen Today, eBooks are popular tools for content marketers who want to get their message across to a wider audience.

10 Great Tools for Creating eBooks

Not only can offering a free eBook be helpful for building a mailing list of prospective customers and clients, but a well-crafted eBook can also demonstrate that you have the knowledge, resources, and skills your customer needs. There are a number of tools available to help individuals design professional-looking eBooks. We even have a guide here on Rock the Deadline with tips for creating an eBook in Microsoft Word. Some of the apps on this list, such as Evernote, are best suited for pulling together your thoughts and ideas while others, such as PagePlus, are excellent layout and design tools.

Evernote. An Unofficial Guide to Goodreads for Readers and Writers. Sortable: This customizes an order in your bookshelf.

An Unofficial Guide to Goodreads for Readers and Writers

This can be useful for your favorites shelf (organized it from most-beloved to least), a ‘tearjerker’ shelf (from ‘drowning’ to ‘drizzle’) or whatever you come up with. First select the sortable option and then return to that book shelves page. You will notice new white boxes to the left of your book covers. These adjustable numbers are your new display order. Sticky: Bookshelves are ordinarily displayed in alphabetical order however stickied shelves will always top the list.Exclusive: Books can only be in one exclusive shelf at the time. 3.1.7 Organizing Your Books’ Columns.

Story Generator. Write or Die 2. Inklewriter. Quill.org — Interactive Writing and Grammar.