Writing Fiction: 4 Apps To Get Organized and Stay Productive

Writing fiction is a messy process. You’re tracking characters, elements of your plot, scenes, research, and much more. Apps can help you to make sense of it all, cutting down on stress. I like to create mind maps in apps like Obsidian and Ayoa. Mind maps help control stress when you’re writing fiction From Mind Maps For Creatives: Overcome Challenges … Read more

Obsidian And Writing: My Current Favorite Plugins

I’m a big fan of the Obsidian app, as you may know. It’s endlessly customizable and free for basic use. For the last three years it’s been an app I use every single day. Recently a student asked about my favorite Obsidian plugins for writing. Obsidian plugins: turn the app into your writing “home” (Feeling lost? For more info, visit … Read more

Writing On Medium: Is It A Useful Publishing Platform?

“Does writing on Medium help writers?” Whenever I’m asked this question, I respond: “It depends. What do you want to achieve?” If you’re unfamiliar with Medium, the publishing platform was developed by Evan Williams (co-founder of Blogger and Twitter) in 2012. The platform has gone through many changes, but it’s lasted all these years and is popular. I find it … Read more

AI In Your Favorite Writing Apps: New In Notion

Wondering about AI? If you use Notion, you can now try out its artificial intelligence features in your writing—for free. However, you’re limited to 20 uses. If you find Notion’s new functionality in your workflow valuable, you’ll need to consider how often you’re likely to use it and sign up for a paid plan. Details on pricing and usage here, … Read more

Best Writing App For Books: Ulysses, Scrivener, Or…?

A writer asked: “what’s your favorite writing app for books?” I had to think about it. Once, the answer was simple: Scrivener. Today, not so much, because I write in Markdown. For me, writing in Markdown means: It’s easier to meet deadlines. There’s less inclination towards procrastination—I can write on any device, in any app I choose. Enhanced creativity. Primarily … Read more