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Tools of the Trade

Posted by Jeff Hendricks

So, you've decided to try your hand at writing something. More than a research paper that you have actually been managing through cheap research papers service anyway, - but something like fiction maybe. So, where do you start? Good question!

Writing, just like any other craft, goes easier and faster with proper tools. With that being said, there are as many ways to write as there are writers, and I can only give you information based on what I know and have used. If I'm writing a novel, or short story (i.e. something that requires plot) then I do my writing in two stages: Outlining, and the actual writing.

Outlining- Every good story needs organization. How can you organize? Characters, places, details, bits and clippings of inspiration, research notes, and the list goes on. Thankfully, there are some talented programmers who are also writers, and they've come up with some excellent solutions! Some of my favorites are: