I'm delighted to say the first Think. Feel. Write. YouTube video is now live! It's called The Garden, and is a great little creative writing exercise, with all kinds of mindfulness and well-being benefits. It's designed to get you thinking, stimulate creativity and help engender feelings of calm and tranquility. Future videos will focus on… Continue reading New TFW YouTube Channel! 📺
Creative software such as writing applications offer many useful tools, but they're not essential, and can actually hinder the process.
Take control and gain insights into your habits I’ve recently started planning out my week ahead on a Sunday afternoon, and I’ve seen significant improvements in my productivity as a result. I feel in control, and can see progress on my journey towards greater independence as a creative professional. My ideas and projects were all… Continue reading The Benefits of a Weekly Plan 📆
From weekly planning to project management, TaskPaper does the lot TaskPaper icon via https://www.taskpaper.com I’ve struggled to find a productivity, task manager, todo list app, or whatever you want to call it, that’s right for me. I’ve tried Things (twice) and found it frustrating; OmniFocus is all bells and whistles and too expensive; Apple Notes… Continue reading TaskPaper – A Versatile, Flexible, Productivity App 📃
A useful pre-publish check We know Ulysses is a great tool for writing blog posts whatever platform they’re destined for, but the app makes publishing to Medium and WordPress particularly easy: just click the share button and select publish. Kinda makes sense when you think about it. The publishing function opens a new pane containing… Continue reading Ulysses Quick Tip ⚡️
How to work out who’s on yours, and what to do with it Screenshot courtesy of the author, via bbc.co.uk Your name will also be added to the list. What is it?Don’t tell him, Pike.— Dad’s Army episode The Deadly Attachment, by Jimmy Perry and David Croft We all write for different reasons: it’s the… Continue reading The Writer’s List
This is my thing, but aspects of it might work for you, too. Dawn. Image courtesy of the author. This is the routine I’ve developed over the course of 30 years writing as an adult. I'd say it suits me, but perhaps it would be more accurate to suggest it’s the inevitable result of who… Continue reading Awareness, Routine and Truth – A Creative Process Developed Over Three Decades ✍️
Icon screenshot courtesy of the author I've mentioned iA Writer in several previous posts, which indicated the app deserves coverage of its own. Here’s my experience with Writer from Information Architects, and how I use it now. I've owned a copy of Writer since its first lunch in 2010. I was immediately attracted by its… Continue reading iA Writer – Plain Text, Pure and Simple