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What Are The Best Programs For Writing A Book?

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A book is the result of a lot of work - a lot of work indeed! The writer needs to test many things during the creative process. Choosing the software, or writing program, that best suits your needs is also part of this process. 

As we well know, writing is very personal. Therefore, our goal is not to determine which program is better than the other but to present options for you. 

MS Word

Microsoft's program, part of the Office suite, currently available for mobile devices, is the most popular text editor on the market, so we will start with it. It allows you to organize, edit and write texts, generates files in various formats, including PDF and has a proofreading tab, and adjustment tools. 

These features make life easier during the text creation process. Very practical, easy to understand the functions.

LivingWriter

Among the best story writing apps, this app is designed for writers, this program treats the book as a project from the very beginning of the process. It allows the visualization of text statistics in a direct way, and also the visualization of the whole when the writer wants. 

A little more complex in its settings at first, but with great features for those who like to write and keep control of the creation. If this is your case, this could be the one for you. 

It allows you to save your project in several formats, including PDF. It excels at saving in epub and mobi. The program also keeps statistics of the most used words, so it will help you avoid repetition in the construction of your text. 

yWriter 

Easy to use, it is very efficient because it allows you to keep track of the changes made in the project, you can organize the story, trace the timeline, and divide or regroup parts of the text. 

It helps a lot to organize the scenarios and allows the insertion of images, and comments, which also allows you to develop the characters well. It is not as easy to use as Word, but if you allow yourself to explore it, you will soon be able to adapt. Available even for Linux. 

StoryBook 

It resembles yWriter in its features, in the story overview it allows during the writing process. 

It organizes your information in sheets, ideal for you who divide your creative process this way since it allows the creation of sheets for characters, main plot, parallel plot, scenarios, and time. To get started easily, you can choose the writing template as well.

You can generate reports and databases with each of the changes made, and control the points where the story changes its narrative tone, a great resource to avoid holes in the construction of the plot or abruptly change the conduction of the story.

It is not so easy to use, but nothing that taking the time to get to know the program will not change. It is excellent for structuring the book. Giving it body and not losing details. 

ZenWriter

It is a "simple" editor, its main characteristic is that it makes the experience of writing pleasant due to its screen size, despite not offering many editing features.

The idea of using this software is to disconnect the user from things around him, like social networks, for example. It has an environment that overlays everything on your screen, even the taskbar icons are hidden. 

Google Docs

It resembles Word. So are its features and possibilities, although it has a few things that are different. Because it is directly linked to your Google account, you can use it whenever you want and on many different devices. 

Its strength is that the file can be shared with other users, which allows editors or readers to access it while it is being prepared. 

Evernote

Notes are every writer's strong point. Whether it's listing scenes, character names, new words, variations, insights, and so on. 

You can synchronize the devices you use Evernote for, and notes can be accessed automatically. You can organize your notes into notebooks. But the fact is that using it is suitable for note-takers and writers anywhere at any time. 

Scapple 

It is an ideal organizer. Exceptional for organizing text structure. It allows you to create maps, family trees, trace timelines and avoid holes in the story. 

It allows you to relate documents to the text being written, this allows you to define a more coherent plot. You can relate a text or excerpt to others. It has many facilities for those who love to keep their history organized.

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