As I am putting my latest book together, I often wonder how many of you use writing tools to help organize your work. The most talked about tool has been Scrivener, which I have looked at a few times and seriously considered purchasing. It’s great Scrivener gives such a generous trial period, because I think generally writers are a cautious breed. And most, I fear, are not a wealthy bunch. The price makes Scrivener a good bargain.
However, the organization and writing tool I use and am heavily invested in with my book is Writer’s Café. To anyone considering Scrivener or a similar product, I would suggest giving Writer’s Café a look. Writer’s Café covers all the basics, such as organization of scenes, lining out chapters, story-boarding, and character development. The software comes with a ton of options, including the ability to use it on a flash drive.
In fact, if there is one aspect of Writer’s Cafe that has caused me some consternation, it is how many options Writer’s Café actually has, which can be a bit intimidating. Just as a footnote, Writer’s Café is also compatible with Windows 8. I took the plunge and upgraded to Windows 8 this weekend and that was one of my questions. Question answered. It works just fine.
As for cost, Writer’s Café is priced the same as Scrivener, which is $40.00. You can also try it for free with a few limitations. And in case you’re wondering, I have no financial interest in Writer’s Café. Just thought I’d share.