15 Apps for Writers

The following apps are ones I’ve either used or have heard about from other writers. Each app offers help with productivity, promotion, creativity, or the actual act of writing a story. They are listed in no particular order.

I’m linking each of these apps to the Apple store, but many are also available at the Google Play and/or Amazon App Stores.


1) Interval Timer: Focus on your productivity and beat procrastination. By Nasa Trained Monkeys


2) Evernote: Capture notes and sync across all devices. Stay organized. By Evernote


3) Microsoft OneNote: Lists, photos, and notes, organized in a notebook. By Microsoft Corporation


4) Microsoft Word: A word processor. By Microsoft Corporation


5) Pages: A word processor. By Apple


6) TheBrain: Dynamic Mind Mapping, Note Taking and Information Management. By TheBrain


7) SimpleMind+ Intuitive Mind Mapping: Helps you organize your thoughts, remember things and generate new ideas. By xpt Software & Consulting B.V.


8) Lists for Writers: Ideas for creative writing. By Thinkamingo


9) Thesaurus Rex: a thesaurus with modern content and synonyms for new words. By Dictionary.com


10) Merriam-Webster Dictionary By Merriam-Webster, Inc.


11) Wunderlist: To-Do List & Tasks By 6 Wunderkinder


12) Hootsuite: Schedule Posts for Twitter, Instagram & More. By Hootsuite Media Inc.


13) Pocket: Save Articles and Videos to View Later. By Read It Later, Inc


14) White Noise: Ambient sounds of the environment to help you stay relaxed and focused while you write. By TMSOFT


15) Yoga Studio: Play, create, customize and schedule easy-to-follow HD video yoga classes. By Gaiam, Inc.


Setting Inspiration: From Farmlands to City Living

Here are some of my recent setting inspiration finds that I’m saving for future projects:

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Setting Inspiration 5

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Setting Inspiration 4

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Setting Inspiration 1

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Sizzling Summer Reads Giveaway at The Romance Reviews

Sizzling Summer Reads

The Romance Reviews is hosting a Sizzling Summer Romance Party during the month of June. Join in the fun and get several chances to win great prizes, including a copy of my latest book FRIENDS AND LOVERS. There are more than 150 participating authors and publishers with more than 150 prizes up for grabs during the whole month of June, including a grand prize of a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate.

The event runs from June 1, 12:00 am EST to June 30, 11:59 pm EST. My Q&A question will appear on June 5, from 12:00 am EST to 11:59 pm EST. Stop by the Romance Reviews event page to see if you know the answer.

Please note: you need to register and be logged in at TRR before you can play the games.

Good luck!