Can an internet based service be used for Novel writing? The service should be such that it can be used to sync on the phone, iPad as well as Web.
Using Evernote for Writing Fiction
Ideas NotebookThe second and most important notebook for me is the Ideas book. I usually write Faction (Which is a mix of facts and fiction) and to get the facts write, I research a lot. These notes are kept nicely in the Ideas book. The best way to ideate is to write down the stuff that you think of. Using the Evernote document scanner, these notes are easily uploaded to the relevant notebook. This was the first notes for the project Kumbhakaran
Characters NotebookIf you are anything like me (and I hope not) you have this maddening urge of making characters that are so real. In my characters book, I detail the character and its journey throughout the book. For e.g., if in chapter 6 Dev Karmarkar (he is the one I am working on nowadays) breaks his ankle, I make a note so that I can set a proper time-line for him to get healed.
StructureIronically, the structure notebook is for the unstructured notes and things I think of, which are sometimes useless. If you are working on a thriller and have the need to detail out a crime scene, this unstructured notebook comes in handy. Sometimes, I also add time-line of events to help me focus on the correct sequence. When writing a crime-thriller, it is essential to do a exact layout of the murder location. I usually do it with a pen-and-a-paper, you can scan the document and attach it to the notebook easily.
Evernote Supplementing writingEvernote makes a wonderful tool to supplement your writing. Be it taking notes in the spur of the moment of taking photos etc.
ResearchInternet is a good researching medium. The research notebook can store all your research in one place. I often use it for storing clipping related to my story as well as taking photos. If you want to describe a scene, it is often good to have a accomplishing photos. The photos also help when writing a script, you can give them to the director who can turn them into shots.
Evernote also brings with it a tool called web-clipper. It can clip articles immediately on click of a button.
Make Audio Notes
Bonus: Managing conventions
This is how I use Evernote to keep track of my writing, research and conventions. What tool do you use for writing fiction?