October 6, 2009


If you are like me, you prefer to flesh out your first drafts without any sort of planning, overhead, or even sense of direction about which way your novel will turn the next day. For that, I prefer to use Microsoft Word or some comparable word processor because it allows me to proceed with insane pace and reckless writing.

But for the editing process, there is naturally a good bit of overhead and hindsight planning that needs to take place, and YWriter is the best software I have used to handle that minutia. It has detailed scene breakdowns, POV tracking, timelines, storyboarding, and a whole ton of other features.

Spacejock Software - YWriter

October 4, 2009

If you have older versions of Microsoft Excel

Thanks to one of the forum posters over at NaNoWriMo site (Penhaligon29), I got this handy link - if you want to use some of my spreadsheets but I've jumped over to Excel 2007 and you're still on 2003. Hopefully this works for you. If it doesn't, I will try to do "Save As" for you on some of the stuff once I've got the bugs worked out.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack