Obviously, one of the first things you do when you sign a book deal is decide what software you’re going to use to write your book. (Maybe I should have looked into this before I signed the book deal?)

Scrivener Screen Shot

Scrivener Screen Shot

I’ve actually been using Scrivener off and on for more than two years – and I love it. If you’re driving a Mac, I recommend downloading the trial for Scrivener and trying it out. (Good news for your Windows writers, there’s a beta version of Scrivener that you can try too.)

There’s one reason I like Scrivener better than Word (or any other writing tool for that matter) it’s meant for writing books. Everything you need is in one software package. Your entire work is easily accessed – no multiple files, no confusing Word document merging, no unwieldy research folders – everything is in one place.

Back to writing. Please let me know what you think, or if you have any questions, I’d be happy to try answer them.

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6 Responses to Writing Software Evolved – Scrivener 2.0

  1. Writing chapter three of the book this morning and got sidetracked – Writing Software I use http://bit.ly/goXJrl #amwriting

  2. My choice for writing software for my book: http://bit.ly/edhEIe #amwriting

  3. Thank you Andrew Davis @TPLDrew for endorsing Scrivener for writing books! :-) Much appreciated http://bit.ly/eHiHXs. All the best, DJ.

  4. RT @scrivenerapp: Thank you Andrew Davis @TPLDrew for endorsing Scrivener for writing books! :-) Much appreciated http://bit.ly/eHiHXs. All the best, DJ.

  5. i’ve been using Scrivener since it first released. i can take notes, rough entire projects, save versions, whip out 1st drafts, save research …. you name it; if it is something i write, i’m writing it in Scrivener. the formatting tools for scripts is invaluable. it’s flexible. i create individual documents for every project, and then i can focus on each one wholly.

    and this just scratches the surface of Scrivener’s power. created by a writer, not a programmer. ’nuff said.

    • Andrew Davis says:

      T.A.
      So glad you’ve been using it for a long time and you’re still happy.
      I’ve only written 5000 words in it of my book, and I’m really psyched.
      Thanks for the vote of confidence.
      - Drew

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