Author, Books, Writing

Favorite Tools as a #Writer

Hello fellow bloggers, writers, and readers,

As a writer, we all have our favorite tools, so, I want to share some of mine with you all. Of course, I’m still learning tons as I journey through my writing. If you have any tools, sites, or gadgets you’d like to share, I would love to hear about them! Feedback and comments are always greatly appreciated! ❤

Canva – This is an amazing website (also available as an app for your phone!). Whether you need a new book cover, a blog header, or a social media image, this tool will make it happen. The best part is so much is offered for FREE. There are templates to get you started, plus loads of free photos and graphics. The options are truly limitless. I’ve created so many things, from something as simple as a pretty quote to a customized logo. I’ve never made a purchase thru Canva, but from what I have seen, the prices are affordable. (Canva screenshot is below.)

Samsung Notes – There are plenty of options to keep notes on your cell phone. Samsung notes is my favorite option for my Galaxy. It allows me to jot down my random story ideas, my dreams, even my shopping lists. Whether I’m writing paragraphs or a list, or simply in the mood to doodle, this app is perfect!

Google Docs – This is typically where I do all my writing. It’s just like using a word document on your computer, only it’s online so you can access it from anywhere. It’s also a relief to know it auto-saves. Have you ever been working on a story and your computer glitch? Then all that hard work is GONE. With Google Docs, you don’t have to worry. What’s even better is you can download the online file into a different format or share it with someone else, like your editor… 😉

Trello – The book club I was previously a member of introduced me to the magic that is Trello. This is another website that can also be an app on your phone. Another great freebie! This tool is perfect for organizing all your thoughts, your bills, your books, your project. You name it, Trello can most likely assist. You have the option to set up multiple “boards,” and then in each board, you have multiple cards and lists. There are even templates to help get you started. (Trello screenshot is below.)

I have a board where all my bills are laid out that’s shared with my fiance. There’s a card for each individual bill with details of the account. Then, I have a board for each month with a checklist of each bill.

I also have an Author Board, which may or may not be my favorite. I have multiple lists created, which basically serve as headers for the cards. There’s a listing of character name ideas, writing prompts, and vocabulary assistance.

That’s all for now! As I said, these are just some of my favorite tools that make writing so much easier. What are your go-to apps or sites? Share with us in the comments!

Until next time…………………………… Happy writing! ❤

7 thoughts on “Favorite Tools as a #Writer”

  1. Great post, Marlena 🙂 I love Canva and use it all the time. Samsung notes is invaluable! My daughter uses Google Docs but I haven’t yet. I never thought to continue using Trello on my own, good idea! All helpful tools 🙂

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    1. Goodness, as writers, there are tools that are absolutely necessary. Especially as crazy as our minds get with ideas! I use Trello for so many things. I’ve even recently started a board to share with my sister for our dad. (His memory isn’t what it used to be.) Thank you so much for stopping by, Denise. So glad you agree with me on these tools!

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