Writers use many tools! Here are some I use online, offline, and by hand.
Essential Writing Tools:
- Pen or pencil. No, you don’t need this $2000, 18k gold pen. Or even this pen and pencil set. These pencils are fine.
Preferred Writing Tools
- Printer, pen or pencil, highlighter pen
- Unabridged Dictionary
- Rhyming dictionary
- Internet Access – prefer Foxfire browser, though I use Google’s Chrome on my netbook
- Flash Drive – my current one holds 4g and actually holds the Ywriter program on it, so I can use it from any computer
- Writing Friends
Online Tools I use daily
- Check up-to-date sales rank on Amazon: Sales Rank Express
- To keep track of real time statistics of visitors on my blog, I use Statcounter.
- To keep track of the blogs I want to read, I use Google Reader.
- Facebook.com – Reluctantly, I’m pulled into this time drain simply because everyone is doing it, therefore, if I want to know what’s happening, I gotta check it, too.
Online Tools I use monthly
- However, for long-term statistics, I use Google Analytics.
- To keep long term tracking of sales on Amazon, use TitleZ.