By Kristen Kieffer
Tools & Resources
I’m often asked about the tools and resources I’ve found most helpful in my writing life. Below, I’m sharing them alongside additional resources that may add immense value to your personal writing journey.
Apps & Services
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SCRIVENER — WORD PROCESSOR
This app is designed specifically for writing, organizing, and editing long-form projects such as novels, research papers, television scripts, and plays. Its interface combines a typical word processor with advanced file and folder organization; easy note, research, and reference tools; and more.
Available for Mac, PC, and iOS. $20 — $49 USD. Free trial available.
5 Steps To A Perfect Synopsis
1. Take time to set up the premise
Use the opening paragraph to set up the setting, premise, and other world building ideas. You only have one chance to draw us into your world. If someone hasn’t read your book and is reading your synopsis first what will they need to know?
2. Focus on conflict
We want to know what trouble we’ll be encountering in this book. What are the road blocks? What hurdles does the main character have to overcome? How high are the stakes?
3. Clearly outline the character’s growth arc
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