I have been watching SO many 2017 favorite videos on YouTube that I am beginning to question my life choices. But, it has given me the idea to do this post.
So, behold my favorite writerly things of 2017.
Hands down, this is the champion of my 2017. And if you know me, you know about my stalker-ish obsession with this program.
Seriously, it's bad.
Things I love about Google Drive:
1. It's on the cloud, so no working about my computer dying and losing everything.
2. You can have downloaded copies of everything on your computer and/or tablet, so if you don't have the internet, no problems. It will update when you connect the device to the internet. (Even comments, as the lovely Dawn discovered)
3. This guy allows me to create, edit, and access all of my files on all of my devices. Yup, Apple to Windows. *dies of shock*
So, I am able to create content where ever I am, on which ever device I have access to. Which is super helpful with how much traveling I do, and the fact that my hubs and I share a laptop.
4. It also allows me to share my documents/folders with people. So my lovely writing tribe has unrestricted access to my writing. They can read, edit and comment on the documents (you can restrict access to just viewing if you want to, you can also revoke permissions).
If I update my MS, their's is updated too. They can also see each other's comments (well, that's the way I set it up).
If you haven't already, check this out as a system to store your writing.
Slick Write is new to my editing rotation, but oh my, it has become a quick favorite.
Honestly, it doesn't look like much. But, whoa does this do a lot. It will give you sentence length summaries. Show you what type of sentences you have written. Show you adverbs, adjectives, hidden verbs... the list is endless.
And the best part.... IT IS FREE!!!
I was toying with purchasing an editing program subscription, but when I stumbled across this I quickly put away my wallet. I have yet to play with it for a long period of time, but I have high hopes.
Other editing sites I use:
My writing music of choice is electronic, repetitive and not everyone's cup of tea.
I listen to a lot of live stream radios on YouTube. I find that they are a great way of finding music that I don't have and that suits my mood without having to create a playlist. Plus no advertising - bonus.
Below are some samples of live streams that I listen to.
My favorite sprint hashtag
My favorite writing games (where you post every day using the hashtag)
So, that's it guys. I hope you enjoyed this - it was a little different to what I normally post.
Enjoy the last of your 2017 (if there is any) and I hope to see you all in 2018.
Until next time...