3 Indispensable Software Tools for Writers

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This past Sunday, I sent out the latest issue of my e-newsletter, Electric Speed. It featured 3 indispensable software tools for writers. You can view it here.

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Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman (@JaneFriedman) has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is the co-founder and editor of The Hot Sheet, the essential newsletter on the publishing industry for authors.

In addition to being a columnist for Publishers Weekly, Jane is a professor with The Great Courses, which released her 24-lecture series, How to Publish Your Book. She also has a book forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press, The Business of Being a Writer (March 2018).

Jane speaks regularly at conferences and industry events such as BookExpo America, Digital Book World, and the AWP Conference, and has served on panels with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Work Fund. Find out more.

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Mary Ingmire

I started using Scrivener when I got my Macbook, nearly 2 years ago.  It’s the best of writing software I’ve tried.  Thanks for the affirmation of my choice.  The problem with any writing software is that one does not include all the features I would like.  If I had computer skills I would tweak Scrivener to add features that are important to me. 

Krissy Brady

Thank you SO much for the software ideas! I’m in the process of writing my first e-book, and ended up with chestpains when I downloaded the Smashwords style guide and it was 70+ pages in length, lol! You’ve taken away my fears. I can’t wait to download these programs! xo