From My Desk To Yours: Evernote For Authors

S. J. Pajonas November 20, 2014
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I often get questions about how I stay organized as an author. Maybe I look and sound really put together? Lol. I don’t know, but I’m happy to pass along my knowledge to other authors, in the hopes that it’ll help them as well. So, I have started From My Desk To Yours (FMDTY), a series of blog posts and videos that will give you my tips and tricks, so you can use them as well.

First up, Evernote For Authors. Evernote is the main way I stay on top of things, it’s the way I write when I’m on the run, and it’s how I keep track of all my notes, links, and ideas. For more information, watch this video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ea0wM5jgWs

If you have any suggestions or questions for future FMDTY, please leave them in the comments!

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  • Kenn

    Enjoyed your video, but was wondering why you still use Scrivener and don’t just wrote the whole thing in Evernote?

    • Hi Kenn, I’m not sure if you’ve ever used Scrivener? Since you’re asking this question, I’m going to guess no 🙂 I can think of a dozen reasons why you would NOT want to write your whole novel in Evernote.
      No word processing.
      No way to save a local file.
      No way to export to Word format.
      No way to export to ebook formats.
      No way to access new changes if you’re offline…

      Scrivener is extremely powerful. I can see my whole novel at a glance in the Binder. I can move scenes around. I can format the book straight in the window OR upon export. I can use Global Find and Replace. I can export to ebook files without having to do my own conversions or buy other software. I can access the files from my local drive without needing the internet… I can go on and on. Evernote is a great place to store little snippets of text or images, but it is definitely not the place to write a whole novel.