Topic: Writing software

Hello, I just joined the new site last night and I am looking forward to workshopping some writing ideas I’ve been knocking around for a while. I’m curious, does anyone here use any book writing software or could you recommend something? Right now I am using Evernote because I have it and I’m familiar with it, but I’m not sure its the best option for writing a novel. I also don’t want to sink a lot of money into software coming out of the gate. Thanks in advance smile

Re: Writing software

Welcome to the site--it's a good place to be with plenty of helpful people.  I can't help you much with your request as I use Microsoft Word for my manuscripts, but someone will undoubtedly have a suggestion or two for you.

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Re: Writing software

Welcome to TNBW. I use ProWritingAid as my editing software after a rough draft and edit with Word (or Open Office Writer on LINUX). It is a subwcription service, but I highly recoommmend it. There is a free version, but if you want all the features, buy the subscription. There isa  desktop/laptop application as well as a web-based version so you can edit anywhere you want as long as you have Internet capability. I used it while on cruises.

PWA will run over 20 checks on your manuscript from Grammar to Style and offer pointers along the way.

Here's the URL:


Re: Writing software

Scrivener is great. And I think you can try it for 30 days for free. (25 times? - I can't remember exactly what the offer was. It's been too long.) Good luck.

Re: Writing software

Try yWriter6, it's quite useful and it's 100% for free (you may decide to make a contribution, but it's not mandatory to get the software).