Creative writing takes more thought and patience unlike writing news or blog posts. It is vital in making a novel, a poem or short story.
While writers of the past rely mostly on pen and paper and then eventually on the typewriter, people into creative writing today are more fortunate. The reason is that they can easily get help and they can work much faster with the existence of the internet and the various apps and useful sites available today.
If you’re a budding author or poet, you have many choices these days as to the online tools you can use to make your work easier. The good news is that many of them are free. And once you’re ready to start a career or accept more work, you simply have to find the right one on freelance writing jobs board.
This tool lets writers get help from other people by allowing them to pick at your words. It is up to you then to accept or reject their suggestions.
Draft also features a Hemingway mode which only allows a writer to continue writing without editing or deleting at that particular time he or she is working. The app will let you edit your work only later.
Poetica works as your virtual proofreader. It lets users get help from friends to check on their work whether it’s an email being made on Gmail, a blog post on WordPress or any writeup in Word.
This tool is real time-saver and can also import PDF documents.
Scrivener is a writing software that acts as both a word processor and project management tool. It is user-friendly and flexible that lets thinkers create and compile their work to any format. It features character and setting sketch templates and autosaves your work.
This app lets writers take full control of their work from structuring and writing to editing and formatting as you go. It also allows users to add tables, images, bullet points and markup on your text. With Scrivener, you can be sure that your output is ready to publish whether on Kindle or any other ebook platform.
Sometimes, writers need to do a little socializing too especially with their fellow pen pushers. It does not have to be in the real world scenario, though, because meeting like-minded people can be done online these days.
Meetup.com is one online community to check out. Just make sure that joining such group will help you achieve your goal of learning from the experts and getting fresh ideas that will contribute to your writing work.
These are only but a few of the valuable online tools readily available to creative writers. Take time to check the others that might suit you.
Originally posted on May 28, 2015 @ 3:08 am