Spiffy Gidgets, Gadgets and Gizmos for Writers

So the title here is a little bit of a lie since some of these things aren’t gidgets, gadgets or gizmos, but are instead just websites that I find really cool or helpful.

This post is a long time in the making, and it’s basically a list of things, places, and things that I’ve fond helpful in my own writing and wanted to pass along. Share the wealth and all that jazz, right?

First off is the Aqua Pad which is insanely cool. Showers are one of the places where I get a ton of ideas, and trying to write something down while sopping wet and covered in soap doesn’t go so well  as I have learned after several failed attempts to get an idea onto a notepad while in the shower. The Aqua pad lets you do just this, writing while IN THE SHOWER.

Second is a fantastic website (and now an app!!) Coffitivity. I know a lot of people love writing in a coffee shop but that can get expensive after your third $3 mochai chai dance party latte. This is a great way to save money, but still get the soothing ambient sound of a coffee shop.

Nex up is another website, 750Words which I’ve written about before. They will track your writing, and help you meet the goal of writing 750 words a day. What’s incredible about this is that it will track how long it takes you to reach those words, how many times you were distracted, as well as commonly used words and the emotional tone of the piece. All in all, really awesome and amazing if you like stats!

If you haven’t read On Writing yet then you’re missing out on one of the best books about writing the craft behind it. Whether you’re a fan of Stephen King’s stories or not, the book has an incredible amount of insight and help for writers at all levels.

Another book that has been incredibly helpful is Save the Cat. While it’s mainly discussing screenplays, the prinicipals behind story telling can apply to almost any medium. I loved this from beginning to end and think everyone could use reading this.

The last helpful spot on the internet is Terrible Minds a blog put out by the awesometastic Chuck Wendig. His posts on writing are helpful, funny, and NSFW. The best of all worlds! He also has a ton of  books out on writing, and just some incredible stories. You should go buy them all!

 

Now that I’ve shared a few of my favorite places and things tell me some of yours. I could always use new gidgets, gadgets and gizmos!

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2 Comments »

  1. Laura W. Said:

    I haven’t read On Writing…but I have read ‘Misery.’ Although it is a novel, it’s probably one of the best books about writing and the writing process that I’ve ever read. 🙂

    • Andi Judy Said:

      Hahhahaha! Man I never even thought about that as a book about writing!


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