Every professional has a set of tools at their disposal.

Every professional has a set of tools at their disposal.

Again: no bit of book writing application is going to write your book for you. You write your book, it might be an excuse to avoid doing the hard work of writing if you’re looking for the next “shiny new toy” to help.

Most of us learned simple tips to use computers through the use of Microsoft Word, or a scheduled program like it. Word receives the working job done. Sure, Scrivener is just a little better for books, but I wrote my book that is first on plus it’s fine.

I wrote a long overview of the advantages and cons of using Word to publish books—the problem that is main that as the document grows, it gets to be more and much more hard to work with, whereas with Scrivener, it becomes easier—but the overriding point is, if Word is exactly what you’ve got, don’t let that stop you against finishing your book.

As Jeff Elkins said in his report about Word, “If you aren’t already setting up the time and effort to be the sort of writer you intend to be, it doesn’t matter what new writing software you invest in. It’s not likely to help.”

Cost: $69 / year from Amazon essay helper (includes Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, along with other Microsoft software)

I like to get up and go for a walk when i’m writing for a long time. Sometimes, If only I could continue writing while I walk. Other times, I show up with a notion while I’m walking, type it up on my phone, and want to easily then move the thing I wrote to my laptop without the need to have the hassle of emailing it to and fro to myself.

That’s where Ulysses comes in.

Ulysses is a expressed word processor for Mac which allows you to sync between all your valuable devices, which means you have what you need wherever you might be. Scrivener recently released their iOS app which allows you to do this as well, nevertheless the process is clunky and requires one to purchase both the desktop and iOS apps. Continue reading “Every professional has a set of tools at their disposal.”