Writer’s workflow includes a lot of tasks: draft, correct, connect, read, listen, and above all, write. Moreover, you want to be as productive as possible. This 14 resources would help you with all of the above.
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The main skill of writers is actually writing and you should do it right.
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Here are some books to enreach your professional knowladge.
2. Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
“You need tools, not rules,” says the author, Roy Peter Clark. His techniques help you write more effectively and smoothly, no matter what you write.
3. A Pocket Style Manual
After the tools, here come the rules. This manual teaches you grammar and punctuation and gives suggestions on how to write easy-to-read sentences.
4. Keys to Great Writing
This book helps to enhance your writing style with its mechanics and techniques. It will be a good addition to you books collection.
Practice Makes Perfect
These websites provide blogs, courses, tips and groups to get your writing going.
5. The Write Life
This site is all about writing from blogging to fiction. It has a lot of useful information for all kinds of writers, but its specialty is writing for online audiences. Go there for info and advice on blogging, marketing, and freelancing.
6. The Write Practice
This site includes lessons and exercises for you interactive writers out there, as well as prompts, a section on turning an idea into a book, and plenty of advice on publishing, finding inspiration, dealing with writer’s block, and chasing good ideas. You can also find inspirational quotes, sales on writing aides, and more on their Instagram: @thewritepractice.7
More a listener than a reader? Check out these writing-focused podcasts.
7. The Writer Files
8. A Way With Words
This podcast will give you indirect inspiration with its focus on language, funny words, and the origins of idioms. I’m sure you’ll learn something “brand spanking new” here.
9. I Should Be Writing
This is the podcast for you if you’ve ever said these words to yourself. Hosted by author Mur Lafferty, episodes usually include interviews with writers (usually of genre fiction) and plenty of tips and encouragement for dealing with struggles of a writing career.
Connect with Peers
Networking is importatnt. Here are some of the groups you should join.
10. Facebook Writing Groups
That’s right: Facebook isn’t just for scrolling the feed of cats when you have to to be writing. There are a lot of Facebook groups for writers, no matter what your focus is. Try Journey Feed Blogging Community or Blogging Boost to connect with fellow bloggers, Write On! for setting goals, solving problems, and networking with other writers, Fiction Writers Global for, well, fiction writers globally, and Writers Write for prompts, news, contests, and more.
Focus on Your Tasks
Apps for self-organization and time-management.
Capture your ideas on any device, organize them, and share or search with ease. Evernote lets you collect all your ideas in one place. You can make drafts, save articles or images there.
12. Zen Pen
This tool removes all the distractions, included in most writing software. You can still do formattings like bolding or italicizing words, quotes, and URLs. Great tool to just sit down and write yourself off.
13. Tomato Timer
The Pomodoro technique suggests that we work best in 25-minute periods with short 5 min breaks. Try this technique with the Tomato Timer.
My favourite app for todo lists. It has a lot of usefull tools such as prioritization, projects, filters and collaboration.
Use these resources to get skyrocket your writing, but don’t forget that real success comes, when you just sit down and write.