Posts by Forrest Dylan Bryant

Reflect, Plan, Organize: Your Guide to a Productive New Year

The start of a new year is a time of promise and opportunity, celebration and reflection. Perhaps you’re riding high on the successes of the year gone by—a business goal met, a fabulous vacation, or the birth of a child. Or you may be in a less secure place after a turbulent year—the loss of a job, personal disruptions, or other worries. Whatever your state of mind right now, you

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Stuck in the Middle: Conquering Writer’s Block

The nightmare begins something like this: You’re in your groove, typing or scribbling away. The words are flowing beautifully, then, suddenly… nothing. You’ve hit a wall. All momentum vanishes. You can’t focus. You can’t think. Your frustration boils over, and the words are abandoned. Pretty scary, huh? Every writer has moments like this. Maybe you’re stumped about what comes next, unsure of how to move forward. Or perhaps your motivation

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10 Tips to Boost Your Writing Productivity

Writing isn’t always easy. Some days, you might be extremely productive, while on others, you don’t get as many words on the page as you had hoped. Whether you’re writing a novel, maintaining a blog, or keeping a journal, the answers to these problems are mostly the same.  Writing is like exercise: adopt a sensible training regimen, apply it consistently, and you’ll grow stronger. But it’s also like meditation: open

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How to Organize Big Writing Projects in Evernote

We’re all familiar with information overload, when demands on our attention start to feel overwhelming. On a typical day, info comes at us in a nonstop flood of work meetings, social media, email, and news that can leave us feeling exhausted, or even paralyzed. For writers, especially those working on a book, there’s another source of potential information overload. Unfortunately, it’s one we can’t turn off or step away from.

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I Wrote a Novel Entirely in Evernote. Here’s How.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that writers love systems. Oh, how we love them. We’re particular about our ways of working, our personal rituals, and especially our tools. So what about Evernote? You already know it’s great for brainstorming and research notes, but writing the actual drafts? Scenes and chapters? Emotions and experiences? That’s when many of us turn to another app, either a utilitarian word processor or one

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12 Creative Writing Templates for Planning Your Novel

It’s that time of year when thousands of writers around the world prepare to type faster than a speeding bullet, drink coffee more powerful than a locomotive, and leap tall deadlines in a single bound. Of course, we’re talking about National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo), and the challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create a 50,000-word story from scratch in just 30 days, from

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Boost Productivity and Reset Your Day With a Brain Dump

Feeling anxious? Can’t focus? Calm the nonstop swirl of thoughts with a simple exercise that makes them easier to process and manage.

3 Ways to Improve Your Adaptability and Manage Your Life

The world is changing faster than ever. Are you equipped to adapt? Here’s how to find direction, expand your options, and adjust your outlook in volatile times.

Decluttering Made Simple: Clean Your Space, Clear Your Mind

The stress of clutter can be managed by following these 3 steps. Digitizing with Evernote can help you declutter your space and destress your mind.

Inventing the Future: Greetings from Our New CEO

Hi, I’m Ian Small. Today is my first day as CEO of Evernote. This morning, the Evernote board announced to the team that Chris O’Neill was leaving the company and that I was joining as CEO. We are all hugely appreciative of the energy and dedication Chris has shown over the last 3 years, and in particular for putting Evernote on a solid financial footing so we can continue to

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