Thomas Gaudex

Writer & Editor

Some resources that come with me in my writing life

I wanted to create a page with some useful resources for those who like to tell stories. Well, here it is!

All the tools I am talking about here are tools that I use on a daily basis. I will update this page according to my discoveries, so add it to your favorites!

Bear (free or paid) – My favorite writing tool. I can’t do without it anymore! The only drawback for me: Bear is currently only available on iPhone, iPad and Mac. It is free, but if you want to benefit from synchronization and export, you must choose the paid version, with two possible subscriptions: $1.49 per month or $14.99 per year.

Honestly, after several years of daily use, Bear is well worth the price. The hashtags ranking is interesting and you can use the famous Markdown language.


Unsplash (free) – Over the years, Unsplash has become a must for content creators looking for beautiful images.

All the photos hosted on the platform are royalty-free, so you have a real gold mine to enrich your stories. If you want to know more about this Montreal gem, check out their blog.


Sketch (for a fee) – I create all my visuals and logos with Sketch, a software that has seduced many designers around the world. In other words, this is a serious competitor of Photoshop! Sketch is quite easy to learn, even for a novice, and you can find many explanatory videos on Youtube. I personally trained myself with the excellent LevelUp Tuts tutorials.

Sketch has a blog too: blog.


Canva (free) – Canva is a good alternative to Sketch and allows you to create simple visuals for your blog posts for example.


Noisli (free) – I’m a fan! When I really need to be focused to write, I open a new tab with Noisli, compose my background music and here I go for a long writing session! The crackling of the fire, for example, inspires me a lot. Try it, I’m willing to bet you won’t be able to do without it anymore.


Literary Hub (free) – This place is a unique and valuable resource for contemporary literary culture. I especially like their Writing Life page, which is full of tips for aspiring writers. A must-read!