I will second the recommendation of Scrivener and would like to add WriteRoom to the mix as well. I have written about 1000 pages with it so far and love the distraction free writing and the small footprint lets it run well on some of my older hardware.
I agree. The OP appears to be confusing writing with typesetting. The publisher has professionals who will do that. All they need from the author is the content. For that, he does not need anything as sophisticated as a word processor. A text editor will do.
I second WriteRoom. It is great for blocking out everything on your computer screen and lets you focus on your writing. It is especially helpful for those of us with ADD!
Looks good. I'll try it later.
thats a good idea. I dont like writing in WriteRoom that much. But i like using Pages '09 fullscreen.I second WriteRoom. It is great for blocking out everything on your computer screen and lets you focus on your writing. It is especially helpful for those of us with ADD!
A trick my wife uses when she sits down to write a book is to have a separate log-in just for book writing- then you can remove all mail, safari, etc icons so you are less tempted to check email or surf while trying to write.
I hate Microsoft Word on Mac. It is just so slow and dull to use. Always to much going on.Good ole fashion Microsoft Word. will do everything you need it to do. That's what my wife uses. I suggest talking to some ppl who are authors so you can get formatting information.
Another vote for Scrivener. I wrote my last book in Word, but once I was done I needed to edit and move a lot of stuff around. Scriv lets you do that very easily, whereas Word is mostly linear. It's very good for researching and outlining too. If you want more specifics, I wrote a blog post about it a while back.
Well there are lots of software for writing a book or novel but i will recommend you to use literal software.Literal software is easy to use and pick up.It has various advanced features like binder,split screen etc.It also have add research option for .pdf files.I have been planning to write a book for a while and have got all the ideas down. What apps can i use to write the novel?
Hi jonbravo,Good ole fashion Microsoft Word. will do everything you need it to do. That's what my wife uses. I suggest talking to some ppl who are authors so you can get formatting information.
It is one thing to come here and shill for a particular favorite software title. You may like Literal. You may have a financial interest in it. However, this is a Mac forum. Literal is exclusively Windows software. If it is ever ported to the Mac, then it may be greeted with a big fat "Meh." Literal appears to be a cut-down version of the the Mac word processor that has been devoted to distraction-free writing for quite a while now, Scrivener.Hi jonbravo,
I agree with you that microsoft word do everything what we need but still there are various softwares with more advanced features that provides better service than ms-word do.Like Literal software has Split screen that allows you to view documents side by side, eliminating the need to switch between multiple software applications.It also has reasearch option which refer to multiple documents and pdf files in the one software application. Literal allows you to view your research alongside your current work.So i think you should try out some other software also.