Tech Savvy Creatives

For those of you not familiar with all of Evernote’s features there is one that I use on a regular basis — Templates!

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Whether you are plodding away on your magus opus, or planning another sprint with NaNoWriMo, or you have your own writing process, you can benefit from the power of the Evernote Template Gallery.

Evernote Template Gallery


As a writer or a blogger, do you prefer Mac or Windows video tutorials?

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My personal preference a Mac every time. I have been in a products user for over a decade now and I don’t usually consider anything else. However for my day job as an IT consultant all the products we use there are Windows-based. And all the hardware devices are Windows-based and usually Microsoft products.

So when it comes to my personal work, I’m always an Apple user, and the software is always Mac compatible.

When I started TechTools4Authors and my first course, Learn Aeon Timeline, I created all the video tutorials with the Mac version of the software. …


For a faster and more productive plotting process check out Aeon Timeline — I did and it’s my only brainstorm tool now. Post-it’s and hand written journals are gone.

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Last year I wrote about how you can use Scapple to quickly plot your next book and a lot of you liked the idea.

My Favourite Plotting Tool

Now for those who are looking for something more feature rich, including an option to sync your plot directly into Scrivener or Ulysses, I suggest you check out Aeon Timeline. …


As a Content Creator I’m sure you are across how to repurpose your posts to share multiple different ways, aren’t you?

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Re-Purpose for More Eyes on Your Work

It takes a lot of time and effort to write a good solid post and then to only post it once on your website, or social media platform of choice is such a waste. It won’t be read by as many eyes, plus it might not find the write audience. So, as so many others have advised, repurposing a single blog post to be used multiple different ways is a creative and efficient use of your content. …


As a Blogger just starting out it can be confusing figuring out how to mange your creation workflow. This post is one example where Evernote can be your workflow solution.

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As a blogger you can brainstorm, research, and write your posts all in one application and then copy/paste into your online blog of choice and take snippets for your favourite social media platforms.

Evernote has the option for free and paid plans and if you’ve never used it before I recommend starting with the Basic free plan and testing it out. What have you got to lose?


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Aeon Timeline is my 1st and only choice to brainstorm and outline both my fiction and non-fiction writing. I use it for my blogging calendar as well as project planning for course launches and for my fiction series.

A tip I’d like to share today is the Relationship View feature.


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Aeon Timeline > Display Settings > uncheck the ‘Show event dates’ to Hide

There are many brainstorming, plotting, bubble-like, Gantt charts, project management tools out there, but you don’t really need all the bells ’n whistles when you just want to get your next book idea out of your head and onto the page.

Scapple was developed by the same brains that created the holy grail of writing tools — Scrivener, by Literature and Latte. There was a need for a simple and cost-effective brainstorming/plotting tool and Scapple is the result.

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Scapple — a cheap and simple plotting tool

Brainstorm Demo

The video shows a very quick and simple way to start plotting your next novel, no matter if it’s Fiction or Non-Fiction. It can be any genre or topic. …


Trello Boards have replaced my To-Do lists Forever

Recently I’ve been trying Trello and have really surprised myself by how much I like it and how productive I am becoming. Here is why I choose Trello for my To-Do lists.

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Example Blogging Calendar To-Do Lists

I’ve come from a background in corporate and working within various types of project methodologies which usually centre around Microsoft Project. So using complex, team-focused project software is what I am used to. Now that I’m working to grow TechTools4Authors.com I’ve been struggling with something that works for a 1 person team. Plus it needs to fit my startup budget of FREE.

Using Reminders on my Mac was OK, but it’s not easy to view all the tasks in my life let alone just for the business. The same for Tasks in Outlook, it’s just a list and I really need something I can categorise, and easily view the status. …

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