For non-fiction writers, software programs designed to help manage citations and easily create properly formatted bibliographies, footnotes, endnotes, and in-text citations can be a major time saver. They can also be useful as research tools for fiction writers, though in most cases note-taking software will suffice.… Read more
Note-taking is an important task for any writer whose work requires research… which means almost every writer!
There are lots of great software programs and tools to help keep track of everything from citations for scientific and professional publications to character notes and to-do lists.… Read more
Writers, especially speculative fiction writers, historical fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, have a lot of things to keep track of. Traditionally, we keep track of them in notebooks or on index cards. However, an increasing number of writers are turning to personal wikis to keep track of details about characters, places, and events.… Read more
Word processors, writing project management tools, and scriptwriting programs aren’t the only types of useful writing software. This page contains some other cool programs such as Write or Die, a great productivity booster that’s especially popular during NaNo. What they all have in common is a focus on the actual act of writing.… Read more
Thanks to the exploding popularity of e-readers such as the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook, more authors than ever have the opportunity to self-publish their work as ebooks. Ebooks require special formatting. The most common formats include .pdf, .mobi, and .epub.… Read more