You made it back! Are you as excited for today’s posts as I am? The Literary Lodge is fairly buzzing about these great tools of the trade! I wonder how many of them are already being used by some of you writers. If you use one already, leave me a comment and tell me. I’d love to know.
The hardest part today is going to be choosing which of these tools you think will be the most helpful to you right now. And then getting it. I can’t wait to see what everyone is sharing about. But let me tell you about mine first before you run off.
When I first started writing, I wrote with pencil and paper. I had a big, fat notebook that I used and I was rapidly filling up. But there was a problem. This meant that I had to type it all up onto the computer and that took more time. I tried composing directly onto the computer, but my creativity vanished at the intimidating white screen with its blinking cursor. Ugh! What I needed was an electric typewriter. Something that I could type my stories on away from the computer, but not have to type it into the computer later. Not long after I first mentioned that idea. I discovered NEO. Two days later I had mine ordered and I’ve never gone back to paper and pencil.
This lightweight devise runs on 3 AA batteries for . . . 700 hours! It never gets hot like a laptop does, it automatically saves everything you type so you don’t have to save it. It has 8 different files so you can have 8 different stories going on at once. There is a spell check, a find and replace, cut, copy, paste, delete, and when you have typed your story up, you simply plug it into your computer, hit send, and go off to do something else while it transfers your story to your word document. This little friend has been my writing companion for many years now and I don’t know what I’d do without it. Read my 10 reasons I love NEO here.
Unfortunately, the last time I checked, they don’t make them anymore, but you can still get them on ebay. It’s worth every penny. In fact, I think I need to go and order a back up one just in the sad chance that my NEO ends up dying down the road.
Now go find out what tools the other authors are recommending. And yes, I’m coming too. And don’t forget your Free download!
Rules: Follow the blog trail by clicking on the blog button below and then on button featured on the next blog and so on. Each blog will have a few bold, colorful words. (They probably will stick out Writing and not fit in with the post. See what I mean?) Collect all these words from each blog. (And yes, that is your first word.) Together they will form a quote about writing. Once you have completed the quote, type it into the giveaway space and get your extra entries. Have fun!
What’s a party without a giveaway? We have an exciting Grand Prize for you writers out there, so be sure you enter. And we have 2nd and 3rd place prizes too.
You must actually complete the entries you mark as completed. Any winning entry will be verified and any entries that weren’t actually completed will be disqualified.
- Paper copy of The Emotion Thesaurus
- $5.00 Amazon Gift Card
- Free Cover Design by Victoria Lynn
- $30 Blog Tour Orchestration by Faith Blum
- Free Edit of up to 5000 words by Erika Mathews
- $10.00 Amazon Gift Card
- $5.00 Amazon Gift Card