Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ten Tools for Your Bestseller - Reviews by PC Magazine

Ten Tools for Your Bestseller - Reviews by PC Magazine: "Got the next great American novel in you? These ten sites, services, and apps can help you get it down on paper and share it with (or sell it to) the world.

by Erik Rhey
The English author and playwright W. Somerset Maugham (Of Human Bondage) famously quipped, 'There are three rules to writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.' Others have deemed novel-writing the most difficult human task next to hitting a major league fastball.
For those who have embarked on this odyssey, congratulate yourself, no matter how putrid you feel your first draft may be. And for those who have always wanted to write a book but don't know where to begin, the good news is that you don't have to spend thousands on classes to learn how. Thanks to our good friend technology, there are Web sites, software apps, and services to help you get started."

yWriter - Google Search

yWriter - Google Search: "yWriter is a free word processor for authors. Free story writing software. Perfect for novellists - projects are split into chapters and scenes,"

Q10

Q10: "JoaquĆ­n Bernal

I'm a Spanish programmer, designer and fiction writer who didn't find any plain text editor comfortable enough.

Ok, ok. I was looking for a pet project to spend time on instead of writing, but don't tell anyone.

If you want to show your gratitude for Q10, you can browse my Amazon wish list."