Apps for Authors
These resources will upgrade your writing life. It’s like ordering from a menu of desserts, but without the bloated feeling that follows.*
Plot Your Success
We used to draw out our plots on huge pieces of paper and hang them on the wall. Then came Plotter, an app that allows you to drag and drop your plot points, characters, and locations. If you're visual, you'll love plotting your novel with this. If you're plotting your revenge, something in the cutlery department might better suit you.
Write Like Your Fingers are on Fire
Build an Automated Marketing Machine
When we started freelancing full-time, we realized we couldn't afford to hire a digital marketing team to promote our brand. Plus, we both wanted to be writers–not social media managers. That's where SocialBee comes in. It becomes your entire digital marketing team, posting to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest every day – for you.
After putting our first video on YouTube, we realized no one would find it. But then we found TubeBuddy. It maximizes the SEO of your YouTube videos and helps you take on the "big guys" as easy as pie. And that frees up time to watch more lifehack videos so you can finally nail down the proper way to strain spaghetti with a sock.
10X Your Productivity
Nothing has enhanced our ability to get writing done like being accountable to others. (Well, that and horrific deadlines.) With FocusMate, you can connect with a stranger and keep each other accountable. It boasts a proven 400%+ increased productivity! Sign up then go to WritingMomentum.com/ Focusmate to join our writing group.
Private Internet Access
If you're like us, using a shared network (such as when working at a coffee shop) freaks you OUT. Thankfully, PIA protects your computer and Internet browsing from hackers. There's no better way to keep your personal information safe and make sure no hacker sees that you're browsing exes on Facebook when you should be writing.
We're not designers. But with Stencil, we are. Want to create a social media post? How about design a book cover with a muscle-bound Fabio look-alike on the front? Stencil can help a non-designer do it all. (Though we recommend the Fabio option only for romance books. It might look kinda funny on a cookbook.)
Run Your Freelance Business Like a Pro
Level Up Your Office
Office Star Manager's Chair
Chris used to suffer from back pain from all-day writing. Then Gena surprised him with this chair and he's been slap-happy ever since. He swears there's no chair in this price range that's more comfortable. With breathable mesh and full lumbar support, you'll wonder how you ever put two cohesive sentences together without it.
Logitech 920x Webcam
People always ask us why our online video is so good. Here's the secret: the Logitech 920x webcam. This HD webcam can even make a dimly lit room look like you've got beautiful lighting. Promise: It's better than whatever you've got now, unless what you've got is the Logitech 920x.
Brother HL-L2350DW Wireless
If you've ever felt like you need to be in a support group because of your feelings toward printers, you're not alone. But this one...it just works. Prints lightning-fast, wirelessly, two-sided, in crisp black and white. It's so good that it's always out of stock, so you may need to shop around.
* Some of these are affiliate links. If you click through and purchase, we get a small kick-back from the app makers. It’s not much, but Chris and Gena are kinda hooked on Starbucks, so anything you can do to support that habit is greatly appreciated.