Information: Evernote, a Handy Tool for Personal and Professional Use
I first read about Evernote on Michael Hyatt’s blog. I first set up an account online at Evernote.com. Then, I installed the app on my Android phone and my iPad. Evernote is free, but like most free services, they offer a premium (paid) version, too. Recently, there was a change to the free version. When I first joined, there was no limit to the number of devices you could install Evernote on. With the new plan, you can access it on two devices or upgrade to the paid version if you want to use unlimited devices. Since logging in from the browser does not count, I can keep it both my devices I currently have. If I decide to download the app to my computer, one of the others will have to be deleted.
I store my to-do list, prayer list, and other stuff I need to remember, like membership numbers or combinations to various locks. You can save just about anything to Evernote. That includes photos and URLs of resources you find online. Some writers use it in research. I’m still learning, but, so far, I really like it.
Don’t take my word for it, though.
- Check out the PcMag.com review.
- A must-read is Jessie Kwak’s An Evernote Guide for Writers: 5 Ways to Use it for All Your Projects.
- Here’s a Basics of Evernote video by Sandra Leon (about 10 minutes long).
- Or, browse the slide show by Ana Uy.
- Plus, the Evernote site has a Tips & Tutorials page.
I’m excited about the possibilities for Evernote, and I recommend that you give it a try.
Inspiration: Fear of Writing
I’m currently reading The Courage to Write: How Writers Transcend Fear by Ralph Keyes. The title intrigued me. At first I thought it was silly to think that writing takes courage. But, as I started reading, I realized he has a point. In a section entitled “Page Fright,” he quotes some famous authors who share their fears.
“I suffer as always from the fear of putting down the first line. It is amazing the terrors, the magics, the prayers, the straightening shyness that assails one.” —John Steinbeck
So, I guess even legends like Steinbeck have fears. The blank page sometimes intimidates me. I’ve often feared that readers will not like what I write. What about you? Do you fear writing?
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