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RESOURCES

Research & Note Taking

Evernote | read more...

Evernote has Free and Paid versions.

The Evernote Webclipper is my favourite part of Evernote and I use it often when researching on the web, or just browsing and I want to save something to read later.

I can save anything quickly and simply on any device, anywhere.  Great for my day job and my writing – I can keep meetings and research tagged and easy to find later.

Evernote Business Syncs with:

  • Google Drive
  • Outlook Email
  • Salesforce
  • Slack

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NoteShelf 2 | read more...

This is an Apple App Store app great on an iPad Pro.

I use this app daily to hand write notes and annotate PDF’s using the apple pencil.

It even links to my Apple Watch for taking audio notes when I’m out and about.

Syncs with:

  • Evernote
  • iCloud
  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive

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Dragon Dictation | read more...

Dragon Dictation allows me to create scenes 3x faster than typing.

Be aware, to achieve this without a lot of editing, you need to have practised using this software.

Dragon needs to learn your voice patterns and you need to learn the appropriate voice commands.  It does take a bit of practice and you get better the more you use it.

 

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TIMELINES

Plotting, Outlining, Timeline, Writing

Aeon Timeline | read more...

Aeon Timeline was created by a writer for writers.

It’s the best Timeline, Plotting and Outlining tool I’ve found to date.  It replaced excel many years ago in my process.

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Why I Love Aeon Timeline

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Scrivener | read more...

Scrivener is the most popular writing software I’ve come across.

It is great for organising your manuscript, writing in various views, tagging, outlining, compiling and creating multiple file options for distribution and loads of other features.

Learn More about Scrivener 3 for macOS

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Grammarly | read more...

Grammarly is brilliant for proofing and editing your novel in your 1st rounds of self-editing.

It doesn’t replace sending out to an editor, but is perfect for ensuring your novel is at its best before you do.

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Grammarly – a practical option for 1st draft self-edits

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IMAGES

Image Capture & Formatting

Snagit | read more...

Snagit is my go-to for image capture on anything.

I love that I can grab anything from anywhere and either copy/paste straight into Scrivener or Evernote, or save as a file for later use as an attachment.

 

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Canva | read more...

Canva has a great FREE version for creating your own images for Blogging, Book Covers and printables.

It’s quick and easy to use and you can upgrade to a Business monthly subscription for a few extras, if you need them.

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AUTHORS

Self Publishing

Vellum | read more...

Vellum is a Mac only book formatting software that is easy to use.

It is free to download and play around with, you only pay when you are ready to export your novel for distribution.

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Scrivener | read more...

Scrivener can also compile into various formats as well as be your main writing software.

Learn More about Scrivener 3 for macOS

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Joanna Penn | read more...

Joanna Penn is an author of both fiction and non-fiction and I first found her around 2008 with her eBook on Self Publishing.

She now has a large range of “How To” books for Indi Authors on all facets of the writing journey.  From beginning your novel through to marketing and selling.

Tech Stuff

Funnels and Analytics

Funnelytics | read more...

 

Funnelytics is a relatively new app on the block.  I am recommending it because it has the ability to map your funnel visually AND show your analytics for each page.

You can see what is working in your funnel and what isn’t – no guess work.  Fix the parts of your funnel that need it and get those sales converting.

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