Thursday, April 25, 2013

yWriter It Is

So I tried out a few other writing programs (Liquid Story Binder and Page Four to be exact). I did not use them for long. Just played around with them a bit. But I decided that I already knew I would go with either yWriter or Scrivener.

As you can tell by the title of this blog post - I have decided to go with yWriter. And here is why:

1. I like the layout and the user interface
2. I like being able to have multiple documents open at the same time
3. I like that it will read my work to me - right there
4. I like that I can highlight character names in a chapter
5. I like that I can see instantly the word count for each chapter as well as the over all document (without any extra clicks)
6. I like that it is free. (Of course I plan to donate to the project with the some of the money I make from my first book).

The things I didn't like (or liked better in Scrivener):
1. No spell check suggestions
2. Formatting (aka "Compile") options

I think I can live without. So on to writing using yWriter! You should check it out.

What program(s) do you use when you write?


  1. I only knew about scrivener, so thanks for telling about ywriter! I'm going to go check it out!!

  2. Ditto to the above comment. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.