Going Paperless: Paperless Tips Now Available as a Shared Notebook in @evernote

I‘ve had a busy week. A couple of writing-related deadlines loomed, and I am only a part time writer and blogger. So trying to squeeze those deadlines into my day job and time with my family meant a bit of juggling this week. I postponed my biweekly Vacation in the Golden Age post, for instance, and I’ve had to cheat a little here today. Rather than provide you with my usual weekly tip for going paperless, I’m going to bribe you with something else so that I can claim back a little time this week.

Before I get to that bribe, I have to tell you an amusing story. Don’t worry, it relates to both my deadlines and paperless lifestyle. Indulge me for just one moment.

I worked very hard on Sunday to finish revisions to a story that I was invited to submit to a science fiction anthology. My editor had asked for a couple of change. I made the changes and then sent him back the revisions, and wondered whether or not they were acceptable. Not long after, my editor let me know that he was about to print out my manuscript so that he could sit down to read it. Printed. Out. My. Manuscript. As Evernote’s paperless lifestyle ambassador, I felt it incumbent upon myself to point out the folly of this act. Surely my dear editor could read the manuscript on screen! But no, that was not how he worked. Paper must be consumed. So he clicked the print button.

But the paperless gods were with me, friends, for not more than a few minutes later, my editor commented, with some amount of frustration, that his printer had run out of ink 9 pages into my manuscript. Now if only he’d been paperless from the start…

(This anecdote has a happy ending. I sold the story and it will appear in the anthology when it comes out next year, along with other writers like Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, and Nancy Kress.)

So, in return for your patience and understanding, I’ve made all of my Going Paperless posts available in a shared notebook in Evernote.

This means that if you’ve wanted to collect all of these posts together in one place and have them as a handy reference, all you have to do is subscribe to the notebook. Here is the link:


With the posts available in a shared notebook, you can take them with you wherever you go, and easily search them for what you are looking for. As I add new tip posts, I’ll add them to the shared notebook as well.

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For those curious about how I did this, it was actually very easy. I used Evernote’s web clipper for Google Chrome to clip each of the posts. I added them to the notebook, and then shared the notebook to the world.

I promise to be back next with with my usual tips post, and I beg your forgiveness in having to cheat this week. In the meantime, if you’ve got a suggestion for a future tips post, drop it in the comments. And if you want to chat with other folks interesting in a paperless lifestyle, head on over to the paperless lifestyle Facebook page.

As always, this post and all of my Going Paperless posts are also available on Pinterest.


  1. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo happy to have everything in ONE place! Looking forward to shared notebook updates. CONGRATS on selling your story…just remember, MOST of us are NOT programmers,coders..just average folks who want to improve efficiency and get rid of paper. So, you how to do things should be simple..it’s boring, but that’s how we learn…and thanks to YOU, we have and ARE! Now, take a personal day and go play with your family! 🙂

  2. Love it…now I can go to one place to print them all out…JUST KIDDING!!!

    Thanks for sharing the notebook and for your continued wisdom on going paperless.


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