I'm new here, and I just wanted to formally introduce myself. I'm Jamela Greene and I'm a romance writer. I prefer writing small town southern romances. I have loved writing since I was in Elementary school. I started out writing scripts and making movies is still something that I aspire to. I also would enjoy being a published author one day as well.
I wanted to keep a journal of this journey, so be prepared to hear the ups downs and everything in between. I look forward to making new friends and growing as a writer. Thank you so much for your support.
Fave Five Writing Apps
Hello all! I am taking a break from my Nanowrimo stories. Yes, you heard right, I have a couple of projects I am working on and am very excited about.
A little about me, I'm 32, I live in Georgia, and I have loved writing since elementary school. I love reading and writing different types of romance stories because I love the idea the love conquers all and transcends differences in people and in situations.
I consider myself an awkward introverted nerd, which explains why my first blog post was a little difficult to come up with, so I decided to start something. I've also blogged for a movie site, because I love movies, and the format I used was Fave Five. Which is where I name my favorite 5 movies in a given category. To stick to what I know I decided to do my personal Fave 5 to get a personal insight on me and the things that I love.
To start off in Nanowrimo season form, my favorite writing phone apps. There are always new and cool ways to write, and technology I feel has really complemented new and up and coming writers like myself. I take my phone with me everywhere I go and am able to get more than my share of passive writing done on my phone. Writing a book is as easy as typing a text message, or updating my Facebook status.
Speech Notes- Which can be compared to a cheaper alternative to the Dragon software on your phone. It's free and it is what I use to dictate some of my novels through my phone. It takes work and practice.
(Side Note: Christopher Downing wrote and a great book with exercises to help you get more comfortable with dictation, and time blocking called Fool Proof Dictation. I highly recommend this book it has worked wonders for me.)
Writeometer- This isn't a writing app. This a progress meter and has a cool timer on it. Which means those that love the Pomodoro technique or any other productivity techniques to write in sprints this is a great app. There is also an alarm on it to remind me of my writing times.
ywriter- Is a beta app, which means it is in the testing stage, and actually cost $5. To me, it was worth it. I like to call ywriter, the Android's Scrivener. As much as I love Scrivener, there is no app for my android so that I can transfer my work from my computer to my phone, and back again. yWriter helps me to do this and also organize my writing like Scrivener.
jotterpad- As cool as it is to transfer work from my phone, to my computer, and back, I have to say, I give an app bonus points if it can connect to my Kindle. (Extra, extra credit if it can save my work through Google Drive and/or Dropbox) * ywriter has that feature too, though jotterpad charges a subscription fee for more than one of them and to save in any other format than .txt. But all things considered, it is one of the few free apps that I can use in my unholy trinity of writing tools. Kindle, Android, and Laptop.
That is my five for now. Hopefully, I've given some ideas to aspiring writers, and some insight to some readers on my odd phone obsession with my writing.
I'll keep you all updated on my Nanowrimo progress and upcoming releases. You can also stay updated on both my blog and Tablo account. Tablo is new for me, and I am liking it so far.
Thank you so much for reading. I have to go back into the writing cave.
P.S. All of the app links are for Google Play