Category «Apps for Writers Blog»

Stock Photo Sites

Every author whether Indie or Traditional needs stock photos. Marketing is an enormous part of our jobs as writers. Ads on various social media sites and booksellers only enhance our sales. Here There are tons of stock photo sites out there. I highlighted a few with their pricing plans to help get great quality images …

Ideas for Using Scapple

Don’t let Scapple’s blank page intimidate you. It’s your canvas for anything. So, ideas…I could list the usual projects: Timelines, family trees, brainstorming, story mapping, etc. But what more can we do? Timelines: Scapple is a simpler version of the Aeon Timeline app. If you don’t need all the detail from Aeon, then Scapple is …

How to Use Scapple

Starting a Project Scapple starts you with a clean, blank page full of possibilities (or crippling anxiety, your choice). Whether a plotter or pantser, you can start right in with Scapple, plan or no plan. One Note Double-click anywhere on the screen and a text box will appear. Type whatever data you need, have, wish …

Scapple: Graphic Organizer

Scapple is an easy to use graphic organizer, flow chart maker. It is brought to you by Literature and Latte, the same developer as Scrivener. The program will throw you back to your elementary school days when the teacher asked you to brainstorm an idea or map a story. It’s the same thing, but for …

DIY Book Cover Graphics 3D Mockups

A free tool From DIY Book Covers  (https://diybookcovers.com/) One of my fellow writers showed me this website. It’s been wonderful for making mockup graphics for my website, social media banners, and ads. It’s a super easy process. https://diybookcovers.com/3Dmockups/ 1.                  Pick either single or composite picture.                2.                  Hit Next. 3.                  Upload your cover from your …

Ideas for Using Canva

OMG, what can’t you do with this app? Seriously, with the graphics and fonts available just in the free version, the possibilities are endless. Here’s a list of templates available in the free version: (Scroll down for ideas.) Social Media Animated Social Media Google+ Header Tumblr Banner Blog Banner Instagram Post Tumblr Graphic Blog Graphic …

How to Use Canva

Canva has a wide variety of graphics to pick from, including logos, email headers, Facebook ad, Facebook post, Instagram post, Esty shop icon, flyer, poster, business card, resume, brochure, book cover, newsletter, postcard, and more. Each item has a list of templates to choose from. All templates are free and many of the graphics, but …

Canva: Graphc Generator

     Canva is a web-based app for creating graphics. The site also has a downloadable version for both Mac and Android devices which syncs with the online version. It has both a free element and a premium status with a monthly charge. The paid setting gives the user more access and license with photos and …

Online Communication Apps

Since we are all socially distancing ourselves, let’s talk about chatting online. Warning! I am no expert on the subject. I’ve used a few apps to chat with friends and family. Oh, and work, actual real work meetings too. But since I hate video chat and am happy with Facebook Messenger, I haven’t explored these …

Covid 19 Survival: Getting Books

Hi! I hope you are well during this pandemic. I’d make a crack about working from home in my yoga pants, but that’s the norm here already. I wanted help during this crisis and the only thing I have is books. (I didn’t even hoard the tp!) And no, this won’t be a plead for …