Recent articles on writing, editing, and publishing
Grammarly Blog. Learning a variety of writing skills isn’t as difficult as you may think. We’ve put together a list of steps to help you make dramatic improvements to the quality of your writing in short order. Becoming a better writer takes practice, and you’re...read more
We are a small, independent publisher who believes in our authors. Personal service, a partnership in publishing and promotion, and higher royalties than most other publishers. If you have a sound manuscript, a self-published book, or an out-of-print book, and want to...read more
Heather Webb describes the reasons that changing up your writing process and rituals can bring new creativity. With each book, there were pieces of my process that didn’t change, regardless of the structure. I had to discover who my characters were by exploring their...read more
Here at Sulis International, we are always looking for books on writing, to share with our authors. Here's our current top books for writers: Story Engineering Larry Brooks On Writing Charles Bukowski Writing Tools Roy Peter Clark The Writing Life Annie Dillard On...read more
Most of the authors we work with here at Sulis International use either Ulysses App or Scrivener for their writing. Here is a helpful article about setting Scrivener up to make it easier to compile (export) to final forms for submission. Some excerpts: A common...read more
From Just Write a Book, a nice guide to editing from the macro and micro perspective. Editing your fiction helps you to write novels and serials which sell. You want your readers to love your stories, so that they buy your next ebook, and the next. Think of editing as...read more
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Apps for Writing, Editing, and Research
SCRIVENER (Writing, editing, research)
A wonderful program from a fantastic company. We have used Scrivener since it was in beta before the original release. It is the best writing program available. It is simple enough to use as an outliner and writing tools alone, but has a depth of capabilities that go well beyond just those tasks. Excellent for novels, nonfiction books, eBooks, story-board, lengthy articles, organizing research…the list goes on.
See our series of articles on how we use Scrivener here.
Mac Version Windows version
AEON TIMELINE (Timelines)
This is a easy-to-use timeline program. The graphics you can product with it are beautiful. It is easy to quickly enter information and get a timeline going, or you can dig deeper and set up multiple timelines, characters, banners, etc.
We have used it for novel-writing, for plotting historical events for articles and books, and to assist attorneys in developing timelines for chronologies in legal cases. Useful for any project that needs a visual timeline or chronology.
Mac App StoreWindows version
DAY ONE (Journaling)
The best journaling program, with a beautiful interface.
You can easily add pictures from built-in cameras or from your computer or phone, add tags, location, weather, and includes a search function. For writers, there are daily writing prompts. The app also syncs seamlessly between Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch.
We use it for daily journaling (a good habit for writers) and both personal and writing logs. The ease of finding past entries is great.
2014 Apple Design Award winner.
Mac App StoreiOS version
DEVONTHINK (Document management)
DevonThink is a robust and feature-rich document management program. It can either import documents (of any kind), or track them in an external location. You can then tag, categorize, OCR, organize into folders (dumb and smart), search, and just about any other action you might want to do with documents. It can be used as a document storage and retrieval program, but it excels at document-heavy research applications. We have used it for legal document management and discovery purposes, for book and article research, and to keep track of all of our articles, books, and essays. It also has database program built in.
Mac App StoreiOS version
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