Writing Journal: Enhance Your Productivity With 2 Useful Apps

Wish you could be more productive? Your writing journal can help. You can use your journal to relieve stress and avoid feeling overwhelmed by tasks and deadlines. A former writing student contacted me recently about procrastination. She said: “I’ve got too many deadlines. I’m ready to quit writing and get a day job. Is there an app which could help … 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

AI Apps: The Craft App Now Offers AI To Help Your Writing

Do you use Craft? It’s a lovely writing app. It shocked me when the developers announced that they’d added artificial intelligence (AI) functions. In essence, Craft is becoming an AI app. Although I’ve tried various AI writing apps, I haven’t found any of them useful. That said, several of my ecommerce copywriting clients now use AI apps to develop product-related … Read more

Improve Your Productivity With Timers: 4 Tips To Help

Improve Your Productivity With Timers: 4 Tips To Help

Want to improve your productivity? Try this simple strategy: use timers. If you are a Pomodoro fan, you’ve discovered the benefits of focusing for 25 minutes at a time, but you can use timers in other ways too. My favorite timer-productivity strategy takes just five minutes. Improve your productivity in five minutes Here’s what Francesco Cirillo, the developer of the … Read more

Writing Fiction: 5 Tips To Develop A Stress-Free Process

If you’re writing fiction, it’s no wonder you’re stressed. You’ve created an entire world, and you’re keeping it in your head. Sadly, your 30th novel takes as much organization as the first. However, experience helps. With experience, you accept the stress and realize it’s normal. With any luck at all, you’ll find ways to get organized and manage the chaos. … Read more