I’ve been asked numerous times so I figured I’d share the information all in one place.
or buy Scrivener or Vellum and do it yourself. Once you set up your template, it’s easy peasy.
Dragon (I use Dragon for Mac). I dictate all my first drafts and have greatly improved my speed in getting that first draft down.
Scrivener I can’t say enough about how much I love this software. It’s ridiculous cheap ($40 and $20 if you win NaNoWriMo). You can keep your outline, notes, research, character profiles, series bible, back matter links, etc. all in one place. So easy to move around chapters and scenes. I’ll never go back to Word. Though I do output to Word for my editor and proofreader. Then I reimport into Scrivener or Vellum and create my ebooks and paperbacks.
Vellum – create beautiful ebooks.
The Emotion Thesaurus (all of these in the series are great)
Facebook Groups for Writers
Both of these are geared to self-publishing and I’ve found them full of fantastic information.
Agenda. I love my Filofax and my Lilly Pulitzer planners. I keep all of my writing stuff in one and my day-to-day life in another.
Pretty pencils and pens and notebooks. You can find great deals on blank notebooks around back-to-school time.
I love this case to hold clips.
Cute paper clips
Cute animal clips
a magnetic board to keep notes, pictures, etc. I made my own and took some old cloths pins and covered them in washi tape, added magnets on the back. I use them to hold notes, etc. You can see my board here.
Babysit their kids for an evening or a few hours on a weekend so they can write.
Marie Force is a rock star! Read about her self-publishing journey.
Share your favorites in the comments!