- Scrivener – You can find free romance templates for Scrinver at Gwen Hayes or Jami Gold’s websites.
- Jot from Boogie Board– An Etch A Sketch for note-taking and will send notes to an app.
- Nuance’s Dragon Naturally Speaking: I’ve doubled my output and spend less time at my desk by getting the Professional Individual version where I can digitally record and the software transcribes the recording. It’s expensive, but for me, it’s well worth it for the increase in output and a decrease in time spent writing. (Get rewards using Swagbucks or Rakutan)
- Digital recorder: You can use your phone, but I like to use my phone to refer to my plot, so I use a small Sony Recorder that has the USB plug built in. I record and then plug the recorder into my laptop.
Romance Resource Books
- The Romance Writer’s Phrase Book (book)
- Master Lists for Writers
- The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression – There are several great books in this series, but this is the one I refer to the most.
- The Synonym Finder
- Another Way to Say That (website)
- Other Ways to Say (Pinterest) – This is a board I created that has all those infographics on “Other Ways to Say” (this I tend to pull up on my phone if needed)
- Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels (How to Write Kissing Books Book 1) – How to plot and write a romance.
- Write True: A Bestseller’s Guide to Writing Craft and Achieving Success in the Romance Industry – Insights and tips on being a romance author.
- The Writer’s Guide to Training Your Dragon: Using Speech Recognition Software to Dictate Your Book and Supercharge Your Writing Workflow– How to maximize voice recognition software to write more in less time.