How to Safely Store & Backup All Your Writing Documents for Free

As a writer the thing we fear most is usually losing all our work. It can happen to any writer. But there are ways to protect yourself from this and put securities in place. I have at the end of my daily writing routine to make sure I backup all my work that I’ve done for the day. Included in this post are most of the methods that I use, save for a few or ones I’ve used in the past. Ready to learn how to safely backup and store all your writing work? Keep reading!

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#1 Evernote


This application and website is literally my go-to for keeping my story ideas and flash fiction pieces. I also store and write my story bibles on here. While I don’t keep manuscripts on here, it’s very plausible and easy to do so. I’d just create a notebook and create notes for each chapter and just copy and paste from your original word processor. 

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#2 Dropbox


A basic plan on here is free and it’s easy to use. Since most text documents are such small size you can probably keep quite a few projects on here. I’ve used them in the past but since getting OneDrive I haven’t used it. It’s also a great service to use with a cover designer as well.

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#3 Google Docs


I use Google Docs for all things that I want to share with someone. The Fire Up The Typewriter Treasure Trove has the documents hosted on here. (Want freebies? Click here to access them). So if you’re co-writing a book, Google Docs is one of the best things to use for collaboration. 

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#4 Email


At the end of my writing routine something I’d do is email myself a copy of the document. Then the next day I’d reply to that email with an updated document. It’s pretty simple and as long as you can login, can access it from anywhere.

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#5 Notion


This is my new best friend. While they have a large expanse of features, they’re mainly a project management application to me. Well, scratch that, it organizes my entire life. One feature is that you can embed PDFs or other documents (even Google Docs and edit them in Notion!).

I’ll be having either a blog or video series on how you can use Notion for your writing life because I’ll be honest, this site has changed my life. If you’d like I have a referral link where it’ll take $10 off if you choose to go premium (otherwise it’s FREE). 

How to Safely Store & Backup All Your Writing Documents for Free | www.fireupthetypewriter.com #Writing #AmWriting #WritersLife



How to Safely Store & Backup All Your Writing Documents for Free | www.fireupthetypewriter.com #Writing #AmWriting #WritersLife


#6 Trello


I’ve used Trello many times in the past up until the point where I switched to Notion. But for people wanting just a Kaban board, then Trello is perfect! You can do so much without having to pay even a penny. You can easily attach documents to cards and keep them synced. 

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#7 Zoho Office


A Google Docs alternative that I have not tried yet. It has several options to choose from for formatting. And also quite a bit for the price of Zero. Zoho also have a bucket load of other softwares that writers can implement into their lives. 

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#8 Bitrix24


Another Google Docs alternative and works much like Zoho where it offers a range of other programs. Manage and share your documents, use as a project management software and so much more, all for free!

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#9 Asana


I’ve used Asana in the past and enjoyed it, but like Trello I stopped using it since moving to Notion. Asana can be used for complex projects but also you can attach certain documents to tasks where you can backup your work if you wanted to. 

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#10 Paid Versions


  • External Drives
  • USBs (not very reliable)
  • OneDrive


That’s a wrap! How do you store and backup your writing documents? ✏️ Let us know your answer in the comment section below so we can chat about it! 💬

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