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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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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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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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Capturing Emotion: Inspiration and Evernote

To slightly misquote Kate Sanborn, writing is 1% inspiration and 99% hard work. When inspiration strikes, the world pauses, and the sky lights up. Everything about your story becomes clear, and you walk with a spring in your step for the rest of the day. You don’t need to capture inspiration; it fills your world. This post isn’t about that 1%. It’s about other 99%, capturing all those little scraps that

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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.

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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3 ways to organize NaNoWriMo (or any big writing project) in Evernote

As sponsors of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), we’ve been talking with writers—from novelists to bloggers—about the ways they use Evernote. One thing we discovered right away is that every writer has a unique approach to organization. This is one area where Evernote excels. Whether you like a lot of structure or prefer to keep things simple, Evernote adapts to the way you work. You can track every detail of

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How Neil Gaiman Writes With Evernote

This article is part of a series that explores how authors use Evernote for writing. Evernote is proud to be an official sponsor for the 2014 NaNoWriMo competition. Where does the time go? With less than two weeks left of November, many of you are scrambling to make your NaNoWriMo deadlines. It’s tough work, but now it’s purely about making sure the words are flowing. The biggest challenge for any

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