Ok here is a compilation of all the software and useful tools I’ve come across whilst writing. Some of them I’ve reviewed on here already, more coming soon.
Got an idea? Well get planning! Here’s some useful outlining, brainstorming and mind- mapping software:
- Tree Sheets
- Visual Understanding Environment (VUE)
- Oak Outliner
- Work Flowy
- The Outliner of Giants
Just want to get writing? You want a word processor:
- Google Docs
- Microsoft Word
- My Writing Spot
- Open Office
Making notes? Here you go:
Timelines giving you a headache? Try these:
Now perhaps you want to organise those notes. Got a lot of research? Character sheets? Images? Well here’s some tools to keep all that together:
Are you easily distracted? The following tools will keep you on track:
Even more productivity tools to help keep you focussed on your task:
- Cold Turkey
- Productivity Owl
- Simple Blocker
- Strict Workflow
- Time Doctor
- Waste No Time
- Website Blocker
So you’ve got something down? Need to edit?
All done? Perhaps you’d like some e-publishing tools:
- Mobipocket Creator
I’m feeling generous, have some more cool stuff:
Enjoy! I may update the list as I find more, or I’ll make a second list.
"I like airplanes. I like anywhere that isn’t a proper place. I like in betweens."
— Neil Gaiman (via prinsipemo)
This honestly made me tear up. Imagining how great he must have felt that his planned worked and choosing that risk paid off.
I also feel like him and the model have such good chemistry, they’re always so kind and loving to one another.
Holy shit what did he do?? That’s rad as hell!
Since the runway was going to have simulated rain, he wanted to make the outfit become colorful because of it rather than deflect it. He sewed dye into the seams and once the rain hit it the dye ran! Very simple but super effective. He was one of the two winners of that challenge.
Absolutely brilliant. Holy shit.
"You gradually get over the pain. It doesn’t go away, not for a long time, but it becomes easier to live with. One morning you wake up, and he’s not the first thing on your mind. And then a few months down the line, you realize you’ve made it through half the day without thinking of him. Sometimes it takes months, sometimes years, but eventually you reach a point when you only think about them occasionally. You manage to do this because you don’t see them, you don’t hear about them, and you try not to think about them. And then you bump into them walking down the street, or someone unexpected mentions their name and the memories come flooding back. But memories also become less painful in time."
I’ve lost faith in that statement since God knows how long.
Ideal Perfect Day Variations
I really want to have a me day anytime soon. Here is a list of how I’ll spend it and the needed resources (for lack of a better term).
Non-stop Movie Marathon or TV Series Reruns
For movies: drama, romantic comedy, action (series)
For TV series reruns: How I Met Your Mother, Friends, Gossip Girl
For Korean/Taiwanese Drama: reruns of He’s Beautiful
Essentials are pizza and, maybe, popcorn (for reruns) and ice cream (for tragic or melodramatic films).
Make it fully air-conditioned with a comforter so I can wrap my body and a huuuuge bed for the food and the different yoga/non-yoga poses I’ll use while watching
I could deal with a quiet coffee and/or tea shop, provided the chairs are comfy. I can also have a huge room, reading on the bed and facing the window with a beautiful scenery. (This could just be my room.) OH! Add in a bathroom. I’ll just be soaking in the bath tub, reading.
In a coffee shop, I might order a cappuccino. In a (milk) tea shop, I would order my favourite blueberry milk tea. I could also order a cup of green tea. In my room, if I’ll be reading in iBooks, I need a box or two of my favourite pizza. In my room, if I’ll be reading a tangible book, I don’t need food.
- Nothing could beat the beach. Make that beach seem like I own it, though. I mean, no noisy people. I can sit on the sand, stare at the endless stretch of the ocean or walk along the shore while thinking.
- Give me a vacation. I want to capture as many beautiful sceneries as I can. I want to take pictures of how people live in different places—their streets, their food, their culture and their people. I want to get lost in a beautiful place, make new friends and enjoy the long journey ahead.
Harry Potter illustrations by Mary GrandPré