Ep 73: Production Tools

This week, the Misfits share their favorite digital productivity tolls for everything from getting the words out to researching the marketplace.

October 22, 2019

This week, the Misfits share their favorite digital productivity tolls for everything from getting the words out to researching the marketplace.

Eliza’s action of the week: listeners, what tools do you have in your toolbox that helps you get the words out, market research, etc? Let us know! We might use them!

4 thoughts on “Ep 73: Production Tools

  1. Love Scrivener though I really need to learn the phone version so I can bop back and forth; for now I dump a doc (like a chapter) in google docs if I want to be able access and work on the go. Would really like to learn Dragon. The conference I just attended had a session on Kon Bon boards which was intriguing though procrastaplanning is already a problem for me. Mostly my system is giant post-it-notes filled with smaller post-its with questions I need to answer, or plot problems or research I need to do. Interesting about scheduling posts for social media- I know lots of authors that do and love it – but heard two speakers this weekend saying they stopped because in the current political and random acts of violence culture we currently live they did not want to wake up some morning and find out there had been a tragedy and their social media post was humorous and light. So many things to juggle – you all are amazing.

    1. Hi Maggie! I want to learn about Kanban boards and yet I don’t. I finally have a process that I think works well for me. BUT! I’m also a productivity junkie. So I’d love to learn it!

      I can see where those authors are coming from and it’s a valid point for sure. But I also know for me personally when I don’t have posts scheduled, things don’t go out. And I’m very careful to steer clear of political and other polarizing topics to the best of my ability. I have opinions, but this isn’t the platform for them. That’s not my brand. So I stay on author and series brand for my posts. And I do some organic things when they come up. So there are ones I have that aren’t scheduled. At the end of the day, there’s two things in my mind: 1 – tragedy happens somewhere every day so it’s hard to steer clear of that for everyone. 2 – Everyone has to do what works best for them and what they feel comfortable with and I respect that.

      Eliza

  2. I use Scrivener as my core writing tool, but for drafts my primary tool is the text editor installed on my phone. I write by scene on the go then copy/paste into SC when done.

    1. Hi Edwin! That’s awesome! I write on the go too with Google docs during lunch and on the mobile Scrivener app when I’m on my phone. That only works when I’m drafting though for me!

      Eliza

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