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Technology Can Help You Write Better

At the NCWN 2018 Fall Conference, CharlotteLit’s Paul Reali will lead the session “Technology Toolkit: Software and Tech Stuff for Writers.”

He’ll discuss “Scrivener vs. Microsoft Word (and the seven things that will make you go to Scrivener and never come back); online grammar and proofreading tools; how to back up and never lose your work (external drives, Dropbox, backup services, etc.); and other tools for the tool kit, such as dictation software, timers, and note-takers.”

Some savvy writers are already taking advantage of the technological tools at their disposal, including mobile apps.

In a recent online article, The Writer magazine featured 15 apps to make life easier—and more fun—for the writer on the go.

Want to be more productive? You might consider using an app such as Evernote, “organizational software for saving everything like a virtual file cabinet.”

Taking a lot of notes? What about Keep My Notes, a “handy digital notepad that takes text, audio, and finger-written notes.”

The review also includes apps for journaling, the office, distraction blockers, dictionaries, and “fun” apps that test your writing knowledge or turn your writing into Google-able quotes.

For the full article, click here.

One glaring omission from The Writer article? Freedom, coincidentally a sponsor of our 2018 Fall Conference.

Freedom helps you focus on what really matters most to you: writing. Freedom is used by over 750,000 people worldwide to control digital distractions like social media, email, videos, online shopping, chat, games.

Schedule a Freedom session and block the websites and apps that you find most distracting. Freedom syncs across all your computers, phones, and tablets.

Freedom users report gaining 2.5 hours, every day!

Freedom is sponsoring the Fall Conference session “Shut Up and Write” with Michele T. Berger.

This session will ask registrants to do exactly that: Shut up, and write. Think of it as study hall, except you’re writing instead of reading (or passing notes—none of that, now). Registrants for this option will get ninety minutes of glorious, uninterrupted silence in which to dream, plan, create, or edit.

Fall Conference registration is open.