Tips for Making the Most out of Evernote (For Fiction Writers!)


Hello Friends!

Today, I am going to share my tips for using one of my favorite programs of all time–Evernote!! (Excited Squeal) For those of you who don’t know what Evernote is, you can read all about it here.  So I’m going to dive right into this post, and if you’re not already subscribed, please subscribe! You’ll get all my new posts in your email, and I’m planning on sharing some goodies with my subscribers this summer, so join the party so that you get access to them!

So, my Tips for making the most out of Evernote. Here we go.

  1. Use Evernote for Making Character Profiles.

I’m assuming most of you guys write fiction.  So if you do, write your Character profiles here.  It’s great.  You won’t lose them, and yeah, it’s just awesome.  I honestly don’t know what to say that will convince you to do this.  If you guys want me to share one of my character profile’s in a future blog post, and go through it, let me know in the comments below! I love getting feedback from you guys!

2. Get the app for your phone

In this day and age, everyone has a phone.  So get the app.  The free version of Evernote (which I use) allows you to have Evernote on up to two devices.  I have it on my computer and on my phone.  This means that you have access to all of your notes even if you’re out and about.

3.  Organize your notes in notebooks

This is like one of their most basic features, but I thought I would share it anyways.  This is awesome because you can have your characters in one notebook, or your story ideas in another and it is so sweet because they’re all in one place.  Bonus: Put your Notebooks into Stacks. This is cool.  You can stack your characters, settings and plot notebooks etc.  I don’t use this feature myself, but it is still pretty cool.  So, why not?

4.  Use Tags

Like Notebooks, all of your tagged notes are in one place.  This is great because if you need your boy characters who are good guys, having separate tags for boy characters and bad guys allows you to acccess them both together or by themselves.  I think that this has to be my favorite feature.

5. Scan important papers

Very useful.  Trust me.  You jot down that little note on a sticky note.  It’s like the best story idea ever.  And then, you lose it.  Never again. Scan that sticky note, as well as other important documents onto Evernote.  Even better, put all those documents in a journal so that you can find them all. Ingenious! 

6.  Go Through Your Notes often and Clean out What You Don’t Need

This helps to keep your Evernote account nice and tidy,and then you can also kind and use all of the one-liner notes you wrote down while you were sitting at the waiting room at the dentist, or wherever you were when you wrote down that amazing note that got lost in all of your character profiles and plot outlines. Or, perhaps you realize that amazing idea wasn’t so amazing after all. So chuck it.  Keep your Evernote fresh, and not full of notes you forgot you wrote down.

So those were my tips for making the most out of Evernote.  I really hope you consiter getting this program if you don’t already have it.  It is amazing. Be sure to check back next Monday for a new post.  And don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t already.

Do you use Evernote? What’s your favorite feature? If you don’t have Evernote, is there another program you use to help you during your writing?  Share in the comments below! 

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About Gabriella

Gabriella Slade, Teen Writer and Christ Follower. Gabriella, after writing several manuscripts and short stories at a young age that were never published, dove into the world of dragons and magic with her YA Fantasy Novels. The reveal for her Debut Novel, #destiny17, is in fall of 2017.