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How to Use Focus To-Do

After downloading Focus To-Do, create a profile. This will allow cloud access for the app. The best apps sync with mobile, laptop, and desktop. You get the most out of a program when you can use it anytime, anywhere. Starting a project. Click on the Plus Sign to add a new project. Give it a …

Focus To-Do

Focus To-Do Inspiration comes from many places. I’m part of a local writing group for romance writers. This past Saturday’s meeting was an eye-opener. Our speaker taught a workshop about overcoming writer’s block. She talked about the reasons for procrastination and other issues. Once again, she helped me over a stumbling block in my writing …

Updates and Feedback

Hi! I hope you’re finding some useful tips in my Apps for Writers Blog. I love writing it and interacting with everyone. We’ve had a great run so far. Your feedback has been wonderful. Thank you! No, I’m not ending it, just switching up a bit. FYI, technology is defeating me. (Not a good thing …

BookBub

     And now for my last book-focused site: BookBub. This site is similar to the Fussy Librarian. It has a subscription element for readers and a marketing aspect for writers. It’s a giant in the book newsletter subscription market.      Readers, through a subscription to the newsletter, can get lists of discounted and free books …

Goodreads

Who hasn’t heard of Goodreads? It’s an extensive website and app for readers to log their reads, look at user-generated reviews, and find new books to read. But there’s so much more. Goodreads is huge. And as a writer, if you aren’t using it, let me give you a little push. What is Goodreads? The …

Book+Main Bites

Book+Main is a self-proclaimed matchmaker for readers and romance authors. It’s actually a great marketing tool for romance authors. Their site is designed to bring readers and authors together on a separate URL, Book+Main Bites. Authors can post small excerpts from their novels (bites) with a picture. Readers can search the site based on categories …

The Fussy Librarian

The Fussy Librarian is a website that provides a newsletter to readers with customized lists of discount and free eBooks. For writers, the site is an email marketing service. There are other services such as BookBub, which is a huge one and merits its own post. I’ll be talking about BookBub at the end of …

Sites for Readers: Series and Recommendations

Welcome to Summer Reading! In July, I plan to highlight some great apps for readers. As a writer, we need to be familiar with these apps. Stay tuned for Goodreads, Book Bub, The Fussy Librarian, and Book+Main. Here are a few sites to help you find books for your own reading. As writers, we need …

Hemmingway

Comment: I should have changed the order of the blog posts. In an ideal world, I would’ve started with Hemmingway, moved to Grammarly, then wowed (overwhelmed?) with ProWritingAid. I say this because the program has underwhelmed me. Hemmingway is an online grammar editing tool. You can purchase the software for desktop for a mere $20 …

ProWritingAid—Updated

ProWritingAid had a major update. This post is a revision of my original post from June 16, 2020. (Yep, if I had just waited a few weeks to write it up…anyway…) ProWritingAid is a multipurpose program that checks style, grammar, and more. It is a free extension on browsers. At the premium level, it can …