Starter Package

(course starts Oct ’18)

Our Starter Package is full of great Tutorials & Resources – all FREE!

Cloud Storage / Backup

Watch the Tutorials on the most popular cloud storage options and learn how to set them up for you.

  • iCloud
  • Google Drive
  • Dropbox
  • OneDrive

4 Tutorials

All Tutorials include Video demonstration, a Downloadable Transcript and Checklists (where relevant)

Timelines, Brainstorming, Plotting

View different applications and processes for creating a timeline, brainstorming your next novel, or planning out your Blog Post Calendar.

  • Scapple
  • Aeon Timeline – for Writers
  • Aeon Timeline – for Bloggers

3 Tutorials

All Tutorials include Video demonstration, a Downloadable Transcript and Checklists (where relevant)

Grammarly - Tips for Self-Editing

Learn when and how you can get the best value from Grammarly.  Editing can be quite costly, learn how you can self-edit with Grammarly.  It doesn’t remove the Editing process entirely, but can help you get your best prepared manuscript ready for your editor.

  • Grammarly – Free
  • Grammarly – Premium

1 Tutorial

All Tutorials include Video demonstration, a Downloadable Transcript and Checklists (where relevant)

Website Creation

An Overview of the different platforms available for Author and Blogger Websites.  With some suggested Pro’s and Cons

  • Wix.com
  • WordPress (plus Themes and Plugins)
  • Hosting (what you need and don’t need)

3 Tutorials

All Tutorials include Video demonstration, a Downloadable Transcript and Checklists (where relevant)

Image Capture

Learn some quick and simple tips for image capture and how to format for use in your Blog, Writing Software or on Social Media.

  • Image Capture with:
    • Snagit
    • Grab
  • Image Formatting with:
    • Canva

3 Tutorials

All Tutorials include Video demonstration, a Downloadable Transcript and Checklists (where relevant)

Scrivener Tips n Tricks

Learn a few tips that will help you move forward with your writing journey within Scrivener.  It can be quite complex, but it doesn’t have to be.  Use what you need, and this tutorial shows you the most useful tips.

  • Scrivener

1 Tutorial

All Tutorials include Video demonstration, a Downloadable Transcript and Checklists (where relevant)

Keeping Track of Research

Watch the Tutorial on the most popular cloud storage options and learn how to set them up for you.

  • Evernote
  • OneNote

2 Tutorials

All Tutorials include Video demonstration, a Downloadable Transcript and Checklists (where relevant)

Processes that Work

View a few options for End to End processes.  These include apps I use now and those I have used in the past (and why I’ve now changed).

  • My current process (mix of Free and Paid apps)
  • My Starting processes (all FREE apps)

2 Tutorials

All Tutorials include Video demonstration, a Downloadable Transcript and Checklists (where relevant)

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FAQ's

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Do I need to buy the software for your online courses?

Yes. TechTools4Authors provides the How To, but you will need to purchase and/or download the software you are learning to better follow the course.

Each course you are interested in will detail if there are any pre-requisites (such as software) and will also provide a link to where to find them.

For the Starter Package you simply need to watch and learn.  There are no pre-requisites to purchase anything.

How Relevant are the Tutorials? Are they current?

All Tutorials are reviewed each quarter to ensure they are still current.  The Digital Age we now live in is moving and change at a rapid pace - I try to stay current with it.

If you notice anything that you feel could benefit from an update please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Do I need a particular Browser to watch Tutorials?

No, we are compatible with your preferred internet browser.  You can watch the tutorials anywhere, anytime that suits you, on any device that connects to the internet.

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Yes, all our courses offer a 100% money back guarantee.

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