Guest Post: Top Productivity Tools All Writers Should Know About

16 Aug

Shannon, here, for a quick introduction. A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Robert Morris from Ninja Essays. He wanted me to see the info graph Top Writing Tools of Famous Authors, and I am beyond grateful that he showed it to me. It is amazing. Seriously. Check it out by clicking here. But – onto the next part – I asked him to write a post for you all, and he agreed, so I hope you enjoy his post, Top Productivity Tools All Writers Should Know About.

Top Productivity Tools All Writers Should Know About

For writers, the usage of the Internet can go in two directions: it can either be a great resource for the work they are producing, or it can turn into a black hole that consumes their productivity by luring them with endless distractions. An average writer spends more than 50% of their time on the Internet nowadays. If you belong to that category, then you would surely want to be protected from the overwhelming interferences. The following list of tools will help you increase your willpower and start using the full potential of the Internet.

Anti-Social – Be honest: aren’t social networks the main culprit for your lack of productivity? Anti-Social is a tool that every contemporary author should start using (you hear that Salman Rushdie?). It will eliminate the temptation of checking what’s new on Twitter while you’re in the middle of writing a chapter. You can set the timer and become anti-social for the time planned for working.

Ninja Essays logo

Ninja Essays logo

Ninja Essays – How many times have you wished for an affordable, but effective editor who would get their work done as quickly as possible? Hiring a personal editor is quite expensive, but it’s also something that gives you constant headaches. At custom writing service Ninja Essays, you can put the torture to an end by hiring an online editor who will do an amazing job without spoiling your work with unnecessary “improvements”. The best part is that this is the most affordable editing service you could ever hope for.

There is another way to use this website for the sake of producing better work: you can hire MA- and PhD-holders in nearly all fields of study and get relevant information about the plot you are working on.

OmmWriter – Now this is a real writing tool! Wouldn’t you love to be able to focus while working on your computer and simply ignore all online distractions? This is the right software for you! As soon as you start using OmmWriter, you will limit the fruitless hours spent on your computer and you will start using your time productively.

Xero – As any other writer, you surely have a practical side and you like getting paid for your work. However, not many writers are capable of managing their finances well, so they need a little help from the outside. Instead of hiring an accountant, you can start using Xero – an online accounting tool that you can access from anywhere.

10FastFingers – If you want to increase your productivity, you have to become a faster typer. This tool will help you test and improve the speed of your typing with awesome (and free!) games. This is the best way to spend your free time and use the Internet with a good purpose. Although the games seem silly at first, they will definitely enhance your productivity and train your hands to follow the speed of your mind. You can switch between various typing tests to improve your accuracy and speed of using the most important writing tool – the computer keyboard.

The Internet has a lot of potential. Start using it!

It would be a shame for a writer to have access to Internet and waste its entire potential without benefiting from productivity-improvement tools. You can not only type your novels in a safe and clean environment that’s free of all distractions, but you can also use the advantages of technology for all other aspects of your career as a writer, including editing, accounting, learning, proper relaxation, and everything else you can think of.

The selection of tools provided above will help you use your time at the computer more effectively. You and your readers will notice the difference!

– Robert Morris

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16 Responses to “Guest Post: Top Productivity Tools All Writers Should Know About”

  1. Good Food Everyday August 16, 2014 at 12:21 am #

    I certainly seem to have caught on to all the unproductivity you write about … Thanks for bringing this to our attention!

  2. Phoenix Rainez August 16, 2014 at 3:40 am #

    Thanks for posting this useful info.
    I definitely suffer from all these distractions.

  3. Phoenix Rainez August 16, 2014 at 3:41 am #

    Reblogged this on Phoenix Rainez.

  4. chrishillauthor August 16, 2014 at 4:29 am #

    Top tips, thanks 🙂

  5. eranamage August 16, 2014 at 4:29 am #

    Reblogged this on Library of Erana.

  6. Charlotte Gerber, Mystery Author August 16, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    Reblogged this on Charlotte Gerber.

  7. enkousama August 16, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    And now I know what I’ll be playing with for the next few hours. Awesome post

  8. winterbayne August 16, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    I’ve decided to compartmentalize. I moved my writing space into another room with out internet. Then I come back to my desktop for socializing and marketing. It will work better for me than these, but they do help.

    Good post!

  9. Danielle Lenee Davis August 17, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    Reblogged this on Danielle Lenee Davis and commented:
    Shannon posted about top productivity tools for writers. Take a look!

  10. Michelle Joelle August 18, 2014 at 9:41 am #

    For me, it’s alllll about Scrivener. The ability to keep separate documents all organized together and to be able to split my screen to see more than one at a time without having to bounce around from window to window? Heaven.

  11. theowllady August 18, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    Reblogged this on theowlladyblog.

  12. Margaret Jean August 20, 2014 at 6:11 am #

    Hey, Shannon, thanks for this guest post. But if anti-social can’t be turned off when you’re finished writing for the day–what good is that?

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