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Re: Writing Software: Scrivener, Storyist, Contour etc

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kimberlyfdr
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I always wonder abou the portability of writing software. I use Open Office, which works with Word as well, to write. I send my manuscript to myself over email as a back-up and then I can access the latest version anywhere I am, no matter what computer I’m on. I’m afraid that tying myself to a writing software such as Storybook or Scrivener will confine me to just one writing location.

I’ve heard that the software helps with plotting and outlining, but I’m not sure how applicable it would be to me. I already work off an outline and refine as I go along, focusing on one outline point per writing session. Maybe I just need to do some trial runs with the different software to see if any of them would be beneficial to the way I write.