A Few of My Favorite Things . . .

Want to win one?  Stay tuned for details!


I just started using Scrivener and it has already saved me from the many files and folders that tend to form when I’m working on a project.  Everything is easily accessible, whenever I need it, from one screen.

From their website, “Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.”

Kat Crit for Crits for Water

I donated to the campaign in 2011 and her critiques were always thorough, helpful, and spot on. Plus, she’s super quirky and I love it. :) I’ll donate again and you might just get a Kat Crit of 5,000 words.

From Kat, “Any genre is okay! Though I specialize in YA and romance.”

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The Emotion Thesaurus

I loved using the The Emotion Thesaurus on the website and now that the book is out, it’s even better.  It’s super easy to hop around from one entry to another and it’s full of great ideas!

From their website, “The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression is a writer’s best friend, helping to navigate the difficult terrain of showing character emotion. Through an easy-to-use list format, this brainstorming tool explores seventy-five emotions and provides a large selection of body language, internal sensations, actions and thoughts associated with each.”


  1. Great idea! Great tools, too. Kat's crits are the bomb.

  2. I'm honored that the Emotion Thesaurus is one of your favorite things, and just so happy for you and your big news. Here's to the start of many, many great things for you! *clinks glasses*

    Angela Ackerman

  3. I used Scrivener when it was free to try while they got the bugs out. I LOVED it. Then I wasn't writing for forever. I need to go buy it though, because it was seriously awesome.


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