1 Writing Tool

Today is the hardest of the bunch. I can only share one writing tool. ONE?

#1 Writing Tool

Day 3The tool I have found most useful of late is the WriteMind Planner. You can see a full review of it here.

Some of the things I find most useful about the planner are:

  • One, localized place for all my notes
  • Easily moveable pages (plus it’s fun to freak your family out by tearing a page out of it and putting it back in. Only works once, though)
  • The word count calendar (probably my favorite feature since I’m a bit obsessive about keeping track of my word count)
  • The character sheets have helped me keep my characters straight and consistent throughout the book
  • The scene pages keep my outline steady and I can tailor them to fit the way I do it

There are a few highlights of my favorite writing tool. What is your favorite writing tool?

And an update on the giveaway! There have been so many people entering that we’ve added extra prizes.

Grand Prize:

  • Paper copy of The Emotion Thesaurus
  • $5.00 Amazon Gift Card
  • Free Cover Design by Victoria Lynn
  • $30 Blog Tour Orchestration by Faith Blum
  • Free Edit of up to 5000 words by Erika Mathews

Second Prize:

$10.00 Amazon Gift Card

Third Prize:

$5.00 Amazon Gift Card


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If you visit each blog, you will find three words on each and when you put them all together, it creates an entire quote. Once you gather the full quote, you can put it in the correct spot in the giveaway widget for another entry.

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7 thoughts on “1 Writing Tool

  1. E.F.B. says:

    Hi Faith. That Planner sounds useful! I’ve don’t hand write my stories or story notes much anymore (couldn’t keep up with my brain, hand pain, etc), but I like all the organizational things you mentioned. I’ve kept track of my daily and monthly word counts ever since doing my first Camp Nano this past April and it helps keep me from getting discouraged because I think I’ve written less than I really have. I’ve been keeping the counts on my phone but that planner made me think it would probably be better to keep them in a physical notebook instead. That way I don’t have to worry about losing/accidentally deleting any of them and I can tally everything up at the end of the year and see my progress.

    My favorite writing tool is the Evernote app on my phone and laptop. If I get an idea while I can’t get to my laptop, I write it in the phone app and the phone app syncs with the laptop app, so all I have to do when I get to my laptop is open the app and copy/past what I wrote into my document. That’s been way easier than writing in the phone’s built-in memo pad app, copy/pasting into an e-mail to myself, then retrieving the e-mail from my laptop and copy/pasting to my document. Also, the Evernote app doesn’t run out of room, whereas the Memo Pad app limits how much you can write in one memo.

    • Faith Blum says:

      The planner does sound like it would be a good tool for you. That’s great that you’ve kept track of your daily and monthly word counts!

      I’ve used Evernote a little, but not as much as I probably should. Especially now that I have a phone I can do apps on. Hm… Thanks for the hint! 🙂

  2. Rebekah A. Morris says:

    The more I’ve seen and heard about this the more I think maybe I should try it even if I don’t “plan” my stories out before I write them. It sounds so much fun! 🙂

  3. Bekah says:

    I’ve heard of the WriteMind Planner quite a lot recently. I like what I see and I might end up making a purchase sometime soon. 🙂 😉 Thanks for posting. I’ve had fun during this party.

    -Bekah

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