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My Ten Favorite Writing Tools

Author Don Massenzio

Top 10 Favorite Author Tools

low_poly_scrivener_icon_by_benwurth-d71zc46Scrivener – Scrivener is an excellent tool for authors who are working on their first draft. It’s corkboard feature allows you to lay out chapters and rearrange them as you see fit. It is the closest thing to the old index card method without all of the paper.

There are also a number of built in tools like a name generator and others that make this a worthwhile platform for writing your first draft.

The drawbacks of Scrivener include the lack of a version for the iPad. This causes me to carry both a Window-based tablet and an iPad with me when I travel along with my work laptop which I can’t use for writing.

Also, there is no discernable way to track changes which causes me to switch to Microsoft Word when I switch to editing mode.

wordWord – It’s hard to beat Microsoft…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

4 comments on “My Ten Favorite Writing Tools

  1. LOL! You’re cute! @v@ ❤

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  2. Went over and read the whole article. So many tools, so little time and expertise! I need a tech/marketing support person so I can be the creative genius. Like that’s going to happen! 😐

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