I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned Scrivener on this blog yet. Scrivener is so integral to my writing process that blogging about Scrivener is the equivalent to writing about my fingers and tagging the post “tool.”
The beauty of the program is that it contains a diverse range of features designed to cover all aspects of the creative process. Some writers will find themselves drawn to some features over others; it helps to address individual weaknesses that way.
For me, the ability to organize mass amounts of random notes and ephemera is critical. Creating folder hierarchies and dragging media content—web pages, .pdf files, and photographs—into Scrivener helps me stay inspired and use all the resources at my disposal.
I couldn’t run this blog without Scrivener—it’s the program that allows me to organize my thoughts, keep track of tags and general topics, and make sure I’ve got one post for every day of the week.
If you don’t know about Scrivener, give it a try. There’s a 30 day free trial. You won’t be disappointed.