While I have tons and tons of character images, maps, info files etc that I refer to when I’m writing, I don’t feel the need to link them up to my writing program. If they’re not going to be in the final document, I don’t need to work with them like that. So a simple writing program works best for me.
Authors have to write, and how they write is usually on a computer these days. Gone are the days of writing entire books with pen and paper or with typewriter (though some people still do these). There’s a lot of software out there for writing.
I don’t really use anything other than good old Microsoft Word and Adobe. All that fancy stuff – Calibre, Scrivener, (Scrivebre?) – just throws me off. The simpler the program, the more streamlined my thoughts can be when I’m trying to get everything down onto the page.
There are so many options out there that, really, you just have to try a bunch of things out and see what works for you. One that I used to use was a free program called yWriter, and it worked for me…
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