Category «Apps for Writers Blog»

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 …

Ideas for Using Aeon Timeline

Ideas for Using Aeon Timeline 1. Timeline The simple answer to the question “What do I use Aeon Timeline for?” is a timeline. I know that sounds obvious, but think about how that could work for a project. Chart each event of a novel, novella, story, whatever with details added for character, setting, and arcs. …

How to Use Aeon Timeline

  How to Use AeonTimeline To begin, getfamiliar with Aeon Timeline’s vocabulary. Entity—people,locations, story arcs, projects, etc. associated with events Event—anoccurrence on the timeline Relationship—aconnection between an Entity and an Event Group—aset of entities based on their relationship   Aeon Timeline allowsa user to jump in right away in creating a project. No pre-planning necessary,as …

Aeon Timeline: Project Manager

Aeon Timeline is a visual, project management program that creates detailed timelines. It began as an idea for writers to have a more substantial timeline software but has expanded with templates for everyday use, such as legal, financial, and project planning. It can even be used as a day calendar. In general, the program can …

Literature Map

Today, I want to share a site that one of my reference librarians, Trevor Oakley, shared with me. Both readers and writers will find the site useful. It’s called Literature Map. https://www.literature-map.com/ The site assists readers in finding authors similar to those they enjoy, plain and simple.  Type the name of an author and the …

Ideas for Using Trello

Trello has many uses as a project manager. As writers though, we can tweak this program for our own use. Organize Publishing Projects Create a detailed To-Do list with cards for Drafting, Editing, Publishing, Marketing, Social Media, and more. Don’t forget to add Due Date for each card to keep yourself on task. Once the …

How to Use Trello

Make a New Board Click on the plus sign in the upper right-hand corner or click Create Board. You have to add a title to make the project or it’s a no go.  Click a background picture. (Click the three dots for more photos but, be warned, it’s a black hole of awesome pics.)  Then …

Trello: A Project Manager

     Writers whether indie, traditional, or hybrid have more tasks on their plates these days. Trello is a great app to organize all things writing. This cloud-based program allows users to create a project board, add dozens of tasks, and share them with others. The format is visual. Multiple projects can be seen on the …

How I use Keep 3/3

I use Google Keep almost every day. I’m over forty, and my memory is not what it used to be. Keep helps me remember important things like grocery lists, story ideas, and when to go get my kid from that thing… I put everything simple on there, whether it be a list, reminder, or just …