Scrivener is HANDS DOWN my #1 must have for writing. It will change your life!
There is a bit of a learning curve with it, but check out some of my YouTube videos that will help you get started. And if you're still stuck, there's a million other YT videos that will teach you all you need to know! You need this program!
Much like Grammarly, ProWritingAid is a program that runs through your text, highlighting not just mispelled words, but weak words or phrases, redundant words, inconsistent spelling, and so much more! I run all of my work, fiction and non-fiction through PWA before publishing it!
Website design can be a pain! Spending hours upon hours getting your author website in tip-top shape is now a thing of the past. I've been using Wix for years now, and LOVE it!! It's extremely user friendly and allows me to get back to what's important--writing and marketing.
I'm a voracious reader! Between self-help books, writing craft books, and fiction novels (and now baby books), I'm constantly reading something.
Scribd has been a godsend for me! There's a ton of writing craft and self-publishing books available with unlimited access for one monthly fee.
I've used Dragon NaturallySpeaking on and off for years. It's great for fast-drafting your first draft, and writing blog posts with higher words per hour than your fingers can manage. Google Docs and Mac has a free dictation to get you started, but the accuracy of Dragon can't be matched.
I've been using PicMonkey since 2014. I love that it's online so I can save a project and pick it up anywhere, and I LOVE that it's so easy to use. No fear of learning Photoshop. Get started creating your marketing and website images right away!
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Whether you want a mic to improve the accuracy of your dictation software or you're starting a podcast or YouTube channel, I've used the AT2020 for YEARS! I've never had any issues with it and it records fantastic audio.
This book is plot GOLD!! My #1 book recommendation on the writing craft.
Every writer needs to read this one! A great system to increase your writing speed!
Truby's book is a little more advanced, but this is a great introduction to plot!