Writers’ Resources

  • Novel Planning Tools and Worksheets

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 8, 2014
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    We recently talked about preparing for NaNoWriMo during October, and I shared some of my own plans such as using the Snowflake Method for this novel's outline. Today I'd like to share some of the best resources for helping you plan your NaNoWriMo novel (or any novel for that matter). Here are links to character planning resources and some of […]
  • Free HTML Cheat Sheet for Writers and Bloggers

    By Jennifer Mattern on September 24, 2014
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    For this week's resource for writers, I've updated and re-released an oldie but goodie -- my HTML cheat sheet for freelance writers and bloggers. The cheat sheet used to come with my now-retired e-book, The Web Writer's Guide, which was released back in 2008. The new version will be available for free permanently in the All Indie Writers Resources Collection. This download includes […]
  • Quick Tip: Customize Your Browser Start Page for Increased Productivity

    By Jennifer Mattern on September 23, 2014
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    As writers we frequently rely on the web in our work. We manage our own websites and blogs. We visit others to stay connected with colleagues and stay on top of industry news. We use social media tools in networking and marketing. And sometimes the sheer number of websites we need to visit on a regular basis can get overwhelming. […]
  • Get The Beginner’s Guide to Writing Quality Online Content by Alicia Rades

    By Jennifer Mattern on September 17, 2014
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    Everyone thinks they can write for the web these days. But not everyone can do it well. Freelance blogger, Alicia Rades, is an exception. I've been a fan of her style since her own blog first came to my attention. And she was a guest earlier this year at All Indie Writers. Read Alicia's "Discover the 6 Variables to the […]
  • Plan Your Writing Projects With Gantt Charts

    By Jennifer Mattern on September 11, 2014
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    Rather than release a new tool this week, I want to share a third party planning and productivity tool that can help you better organize and schedule your writing projects. This tool is called a Gantt Chart, and a great tool for creating them is TomsPlanner.com. Let's take a quick look at what Gantt Charts are and what you might […]
  • Free Action Plan Template for Writers and Bloggers

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 27, 2014
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    For this week's free resource for writers, I'm giving you an action plan template loosely based on my own action plan format (though mine are usually scribbled out on 5x8" index cards). Here's a bit of background on what an action plan is and how you can use this template. And near the end of the post you can find […]
  • Take the “Write Every Day” Challenge

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 20, 2014
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    At some point I'm sure you've been told that writers should write every day if they want to be successful. I don't personally believe that. But I do believe in doing whatever works best to motivate you. If sticking to a strict daily writing schedule is helpful to you, or if you're looking to try something new to motivate yourself, […]
  • Free Word Count Calendar for a New Writing Challenge

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 13, 2014
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    As mentioned before, new writing challenges are being added to the All Indie Writing community. While originally planned as monthly challenges, they're now being set up early and opened to anyone who wants to take them, whenever they want. You can find these in the writing challenges section of the forum where you can follow others' challenge progress, track and […]
  • 7 Time Management Tools for Freelance Writers

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 11, 2014
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    As a freelance writer do you ever feel like you aren't working to your full potential -- that you could get more work done if you could just eliminate some distractions and improve your productivity a bit? Fortunately there are plenty of time management tools that can help you do that. Today I'd like to share some of my favorite […]
  • Recommended Resource: NameSilo for Domain Registrations

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 23, 2014
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    If you've been a long-time reader, you probably know I run a lot of websites. And you might have seen me mention that GoDaddy was my registrar of choice (or at least the one I used and recommended). For years, GoDaddy had the best deals. While that might not matter much if you only need to register a few domains […]