Every writer has her/his own system for staying organized. Some writers prefer the old-fashioned pen-and-legal-pad method, while others prefer a more elaborate system to keep various projects, complex plots, and characters straight. Whatever your needs or your particular system, we’ve found a few tools on the Internet that you may want to investigate, including software for a wide variety of uses. Let us know if you have any feedback on these or other writing tools that work for you.
Ashleywilde Publishers. Software to help generate solid story plots and outlines.
Autobiography Software Program. For family heirloom documents.
Backpackit.com. An online account where you can keep your to-do lists, notes, and ideas organized.
Biography Software Corporation. For biography writing and genealogy.
Circa Letter Notebook. A notebook specially designed to keep your paper note-taking system organized. Pages can be moved around from section to section, and printed notes can be easily inserted.
Character Pro for Writers 2.0. Character development software.
Dramatica Pro 4.0. Story and character development software.
Great Dialogue Software. Interactive database with thousands of dialogue samples.
LifeJournal. An interactive journaling software designed for writers.
NewNovelist.com. Software to help novice writers complete a novel.
StoryView. Software to help plan and present story ideas for novels and screenplays.
StoryCraft Writer’s Software. Story development software.
StyleWriter. Software designed to run within your word processor. This program analyzes documents and offers editing, a dictionary-thesaurus, an outliner, and writing guides.
Writer’s Companion. Brainstorm, organize, edit, and publish ideas in one program.
Writer’s DreamKit 4.0. Fiction writing system for the beginner or intermediate writer.
WriterScreen Software. Retains story writing in one place and keeps it organized.
WriteItNow. Novel-writing software.
Novelists and researchers can use these virtual note cards to organize ideas and facts for works in progress: Miss Lonelynotes, SuperNotecard, and Writer’s Blocks (Ashley software).
If you’re looking for idea generators these are helpful: Idea Fisher, WriteThis, and Xerotron.
And, finally, these software packages offer help in editing:
BookWright. An add-in template for editing and formatting book manuscripts.
Editor Software. Offers more coverage and precision than spell-checker and grammar-checker programs already installed.
ScriptWright. Add-in template for editing and formatting screenplays.
WordDog Plain English Editor. For more clear and concise writing.
If you find these helpful writing tools are still more than you can manage, Writer’s Relief is the answer. We can take care of all the pesky legwork and tedious, time-consuming paperwork and research for you. You can continue with the business of writing and we’ll do the rest!