7 June 2013

NYWM: Day 7


Do you use technology to assist your writing? We thought it would be worth showing some examples of terrific tools available to help enhance your writing. Poynter has an app for budding journalists which is well worth a look if you want tips and hints. Tile Mill can create detailed interactive maps to accompany stories. For novelists, NaNoWriMo is invaluable if you want to really push yourself to complete a book. For poets there is the Poets Pad app (a tad pricey). Check out this free Story Starters App and Pocket Fiction which is an excellent app to read other people’s creative output. If you’d like free access to public domain audio books, check out Librivox. Dragon Dictation is a handy free dicta phone app. To help you plot and complete your novel, you could use apps such as A Novel Idea or Novel in 30, or sort through some of your thoughts using mind mapping app MindNode. There’s an app or tool for almost anything you can think of, so hit the net and find more.

Opportunities and Events

Voiceworks launch parties for our Cell edition heading your way! In Melbourne on June 28 and South Australia on July 4 where Kat Muscat will also lead a writing workshop in partnership with the SA Writers’ Centre.

Are you a high school student in Melbourne? Join the team of The Under Age, a publication produced by Express Media and The Age. Applications close July 1, see our website for more details. You could also enter the Write Across Victoria competition!

Today’s quote is a reminder of what we’re all striving to achieve

You fail only if you stop writing – Ray Bradbury

Week one of NYWM has concluded! How are you going with your goal…

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