Here are some tools and resources I use for writing, editing, blogging, and crafting. I hope you find them useful.
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For Writing and Editing
I love Canva! It’s like a candy store for creatives. I use it for so many things, from story boarding to social media posts. It is chock full of templates, graphics, and business aids, such as brand building and scheduling posts directly to social media. You can use it for Free or upgrade to their Pro Plan. For tutorials on how to use Canva, click here.
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Grammarly is great for catching mistakes! Even as writers we sometimes look right past obvious typos and errors because our eyes have become accustomed to what we see. A fresh pair of eyes is always useful, but before I share my manuscript with others, I use Grammarly to catch errors that Word doesn’t catch. Grammarly also makes suggestions based on tone, appropriate audience, and engagement quality. It has a free plan and offers premium services as well. Try Grammarly FREE here. Or click on the image below.
Scrivener is my favorite writing tool. I use it to organize my stories. For picture books you can use it to organize scenes for each page. For longer projects, you can isolate each chapter, add scenes, and rearrange them easily. There is a corkboard page just for random notes and ideas, and you can upload images. I like to find images on the internet that serve as inspiration for characters, settings, and themes. I see Scrivener as a digital version of a project notebook. I keep everything in one place and then when the project is done, I can easily upload the text to publishing software. You can start their Free Trial here.
I like to use items that are easily found around the house for my projects, so that most craft projects I offer are either recycled or upcycled. But, for basic supplies, such as scissors, glue, crafts sticks, and wiggle eyes, I use Amazon. Here are a few below.
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