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Software for Writers
SCRIVENER - software for authors
Scrivener unites everything you need to write, research and arrange long documents in a single, powerful app. At its heart is a simple ring-binder metaphor that allows you to gather your material and flick between different parts of your manuscript, notes and references with ease. Break your text into manageable sections of any size and leave Scrivener to stitch them together. Integrated outlining tools let you plan everything first or restructure later. And as your project grows, you'll find that Scrivener grows with it.
Click below to buy, or click on the Scrivener "Get your words out" button to learn more.
Learn Scrivener Fast is for those who want to skip through the learning curve and get the essentials of your new software down pat.
We want to see writers become authors and succeed, and if all you need is a template to format your interior, we can help with that. Writing a book may be easier than formatting it. If you're computer savvy and can follow instructions, you might consider buying a formatted-for-you template. If you get stuck for any reason, we can take over managing your project.
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For the author who is serious and ready to go down the traditional publishing path, here are two important resources. No need to purchase if you have a nearby library and a library card.
However, owning your own copy, will help make research a bit easier. Plus, these publications include several relevant and timely articles.