Writing Aid Programs

Programs designed to facilitate writing.  I find them helpful for either encouraging me to get the first draft done or get me over those writing slumps. I would appreciate if you used my referral links.

  • 4theWords – Fight Monsters with your words!  This interactive game has monsters with different word amounts and time levels.  Game mechanics applied to writing creates the needed impetus to get over writing humps.  The quests give the user direction but also a reason to keep writing.  I use the game for all my stories but also my Morning Pages, an Artist Way philosophy.  There is a supportive forum which offers:  encouragement, suggestions, and community support.
    • Referral Code – BXUOP58335
  • Grammarly – Grammar software has a free feature (basic grammar, spelling, and coiciseness), but I opt for the yearly premium subscription.  The added features provide another layer of defense to those pesky editing errors.  As a gold star collector, I love getting scored on my writing.
  • Nanowrimo – National Novel Writing Month – this is a world phenomenon that gets you writing.  There are great writing prizes and deals on writing products.  It is free to join.  The international participated program encourages writers to write a novel (50,000 words) in a month.  Camp Nanowrimo is an extension of the traditional November events.  The Camp events are held in April & July.  I prefer the camps over the traditional Nanowrimo.  The camps allow the participant to make their own goals:  word count, pages, or time.  Participants can still win writing goodies, too.
  • Carbonite – It is a backup program.  I pay the yearly fee.  I have used it three times.  Once for lost files, the other two times when I upgraded to a new computer and needed to transfer files.  Again, it is another way to make sure I don’t lose files.