One of our goals here at Today’s Author is to help all of the writers among us to do what we love to do: write. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by talking to each other and learning from each other. Our Writers Circle series is designed to do just that – provide a chance for us to discuss writing, editing and publishing questions.
This week’s topic is:
We have discussed this topic before, but given how rapidly technology is changing, we like to check in on this subject every so often. What tools have do you use or have you found useful to your writing efforts? Is there software you’ve found helpful for writing, editing or preparing a manuscript for self publishing? A particular type of laptop or tablet that has a particularly useful feature for writers? If you go with pen and paper, do you use specific types of notebooks or other means of organizing and filing your work?
Let’s discuss this in the comments and see what our community thinks.
I can’t write with pen and paper. My handwriting is so bad that even I can’t read it. It’s only the magic of a word processor and keyboard that allows me to write at all. The first tool that helped me as a good spell checker and now I use an iMac for the large screen as my eyes are going bad and a split keyboard as my arms are going bad.
Other writing tools I use include google for research, and dictionary websites.