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MSWord 2003 for writers

My absolute favorite writing program is Microsoft Word (MSWord) 2003. I have never found a better alternative and believe me, I’ve looked. It has everything a serious writer, especially a fiction writer, could possibly need. Nothing more and definitely, nothing less. Yes, it came out thirteen years ago and many versions have come since but […]

yWriter for writing novels

Another wonderful writing software is yWriter. I have been using it to outline long manuscripts for years. yWriter has been around long before Scrivener became available for Windows and has a devoted base of dedicated users who are perfectly happy with it. Perhaps the biggest advantage of yWriter is that it’s free. That does not […]

More Scrivener

Initially I thought I’d post at least one entry a week but I guess that didn’t happen after the first few posts. But fear not, I’m back with another entry about Scrivener. One of my best loved features about Scrivener is its full screen edit mode. I remember earlier posts, yes, that’s more than one, […]

Is newer always better?

I don’t think so. Not a day goes by when someone doesn’t asks me whether he should migrate to the newer version of a software recently launched. My reply is almost always the same – if you can’t do something with the older version, what makes you think you can do it with the newer? […]