Tag creative writing

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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Writing a Book? Let Evernote Help.

Inside each of us is a story to tell. Is “Someday, I’d like to write a book” a statement you’ve made? If so, this blog is written in the hope that your “someday” will be closer to today. For me, the highlight of 2022 has been the release of my book “Get Organized Digitally!: The Educator’s Guide to Time Management.” Every step of the way, Evernote was close by, making

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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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Your Essential Guide to Completing NaNoWriMo in Evernote

Evernote makes it easy to gather your ideas and inspiration, organize your research, and keep track of everything you need to make the writing process smoother.

Love Books? Why Evernote is a Bibliophile’s Best Friend

Prologue: Books are magic Ever since the first scholars and scribes put stylus to scroll and codex, humanity has had a love affair with books. And why not? “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends,” wrote educator Charles William Eliot. “They are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.” More than that: books are magic. They’re bigger on the inside than they

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Podcast: Productivity for Writers with NaNoWriMo’s Grant Faulkner

Productivity isn’t only about our jobs and our to-do lists. The same concepts that help us produce work in the office can also help us tackle personal creative projects. Just ask Grant Faulkner, the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a. NaNoWriMo—the annual challenge where ordinary people commit to writing a 50,000-word story in just 30 days. Evernote is proud to be an official sponsor of this annual creative

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