I am a marketing professional turned entrepreneur. I build to help me mirror my writing with my thinking. Since many of us think associatively and write linearly – I found most tools most lacking in their ability to help organize thinking (notes to self and research) and writing in one workspace. I found Word and Google Docs too monolithic (I fear a blank piece of paper!), while Evernote is great for note taking/organization. We designed WriteWell to provide an organized writing workspace to concurrently visualize a high level storyboard, easily move chunks of prose around & organize research (hyperlinks, audio interviews, documents). We’ve also included a bunch of templates for struggling writers (middle school, high school, college and professionals) to help scaffold their writing. We plan on adding scaffolded templates for content/collateral soon e.g. blogs, case studies, white papers to address the needs of marketers (in tech) here in San Francisco.
2. Google — my fact-checker, dictionary, thesaurus, and more, all rolled into one.
3. Google Keep — for quick-saving of blogging ideas (it’s both on my phone and on my desktop)
4. WordPress – my blogging platform of choice
5. Feedly + gReader – allows me to view my RSS feeds offline and scour through articles for blogging ideas
6. Diigo – for academic writing. It saved me during my thesis writing!
What a terrific article. I need my pad and fancy pen or mechanical pencil to make order and lists. The other thing is a clean desk. I have to clean my workspace before I can start.
You did mention Evernote but not as a tool specifically and I cannot live without Evernote. The ability to grab an entire web page, an article from a web page, a “simplified article” from a web page (much easier to read) or a selection from a web page and then insert them into the appropriate folder is pure bliss for me.