Essential tools for writers

I’d like to pass this link of 20 essential tools for writers. I didn’t know a lot of them…but I knew Scrivener. I love Scrivener (In fact, I don’t think love covers it).

Katelyn Piontek certainly did her research to find these and she’s added what’s good about each one so you can scan the list and save time.

For me, I loved that Scrivener made the list as number 6. It’s just awesome. But there are some beauties in there I didn’t know about. I’ll have to check them and see. My hope is you find one as well!

P.S. Click on the logo to go to the site.

For writers

I thought I’d mention a great program for writers: Scrivener.

Nope. They haven’t paid me to do this post. I just use it and it’s really something. I’ll never write with anything else again.

Scrivener is super easy to use. It has a side bar where all your chapters and scenes are located and you can easily move them around. That alone sold me because, the way I write, I need to move scenes back and forth and cutting, pasting, then scrolling is a nightmare. As well, Scrivener makes editing easy because you can mark each scene or chapter with a coloured mark to show where they are in the editing process. You can also go to any of them instantly. No scrolling down.

It has a ton of other features, like word count, character sheets, the cork board, etc. But I didn’t want to make it sound complicated because it’s very user friendly.

But there’s more! Scrivener can compile the finished document into epub, mobi (for amazon) or for print. I can add a table of contents (a real nightmare if you want to format the document by yourself) in one or two clicks. That alone is worth a fortune.

When I first got my edited manuscript, I paid someone to format it for me. They did a terrible job and wouldn’t help me fix their mistakes. With Scrivener, I can do it myself. For free.

Here’s a link to the site:

And here’s a very thorough review by Molly Greene: She also includes pictures of what it looks like.

In my humble opinion. It’s so worthwhile.