NaNoWriMo is just around the corner and to get you prepared, here are 3 cool new tools to help boost your productivity and meet your writing goals
I’ve used white noise generators for years to get things done without being distracted by household or exterior noises (I live next door to an elementary school, people) but Coffitivity allows your bedroom or home office to be filled with the gentle hubbub of a coffee shop. Desktop and mobile apps available.
If you’re not using the Scrivener writing application, you’re missing out , it’s amazing for many reasons, only one of which is the variety of templates available to customize the program to your needs. Writer Belinda Crawford has created an amazing world-building template for Scrivener that let’s you easily organize your entire world, not just characters and locations, but economy, technology, culture, art, magic and more. The template is based on the World-building Leviathan from Kittyspace.org but places it into Scrivener for maximum wonderfulness.
One of the secrets to winning NaNoWriMo is pacing yourself. ‘1667 words a day, or nobody eats‘ is my motto. If that’s a bit daunting, Pacemaker is a web tool that helps you create a writing schedule. You can switch it up, choosing to start out strong, front loading your word count, back load it, write the same number of words each day or go completely crazy and choose random. It’s fun and will keep your writing life interesting and organized.
Do you know of other tools to help push you through National Novel Writing Month? Share them in the comments!