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    Software For Writers

    Do you use a program to aid in your writing?

    I am thinking about getting Whitesmoke. Do any of you use Whitesmoke? Is it worth the cost?

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    Never heard of Whitesmoke...

    I've never had much use for writing programs in general, but why not use one of the many free programs out there?

    Liquid Story Binder
    yWriter5
    etc.
    "A plot-driven story is anything with a plot." ~BS
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    Hmm. Are they good?

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    I just use Word, or Wordpad, or actual pen and paper. Usually if I'm in the mood to get all fancy, I just buy a pretty notebook. Because the prettier the notebook, the better the story, am I right or am I right?

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    Like I said, I don't use writing software. But since they're free, what do you lose by downloading them and giving 'em a test drive?
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    I don't use anything except for Microsoft Office Word 2007. It gets the job done. That or I use pencil and paper. I don't like to use Notepad because it's just not as organized to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badjoke View Post
    Because the prettier the notebook, the better the story, am I right or am I right?
    I use Word for all of my main writing and do small snippets in notebooks, and I completely agree. Pretty notebooks make my snippets sound so much better >.<
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    I personally use grammar checker and it has given me amazing results so far.
    Last edited by H.Brown; May 7th, 2018 at 07:00 PM.

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    I tested white smoke. If you insist use the web version. But for some, the dealbreaker is that it doesn't work in Microsoft word which can have read out loud programs. I'd use it with caution since it didn't help me. Depending on what people say on the clarity of your writing as in diction, syntax, or any problem area. Don't rely upon it. Grammar problems don't check for diction or syntax. Nothing beats a human.

    edit: I didn't notice this was a very old thread.
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