Top 5 Tools for Writers
Writing is one of the essential skills in modern society.
Being able to
communicate effectively is paramount both at work and at home. It makes
your thinking visible to others, and is the main way in which work,
learning, and intellect is judged by others.
You might think that a perfect tool for a writer is the trusty
word processor. After all, in days gone by, budding authors would tap
away using a typewritter, and a word processor is the modern day
equivalent. However, word processors are actually not the
ideal tool for some forms of writing, particularly novel-writing. In
fact, it could be said that using a word processor for novel-writing is
a recipe for disaster, and actually a retrograde step from a
processors are a general application software that are perfect for
constructing business documents, letters, batch mailings using
templates, etc. However, many word processors are too obtrusive and
distracting for writers. What is needed is software that helps
concentrate on the content of the novel, sketch out the chapters and
scenes, work out the best structure, import research, add locations,
characters and objects etc.
Step forward software that is designed for novelists,
scriptwriters, academics, and journalists. Linux does not have a
particularly wide range of mature open source software for writers.
Nevertheless, we have identified the pick of the cream in this field.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that
is available, we have compiled a list of 5 high quality free writing
tools. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for
anyone who has a passion for writing.
Now, let's explore the 5 writing tools at
hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full
description with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot of
the software in action, together with links to relevant resources and
||Project manager and rich text editor for writers
authoring application like iBooks Author with EPUB export
||Screenwriting software for writing and formatting a
||WYSIWYG e-book editor
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Last Updated Friday, November 02 2012 @ 06:00 PM EST