So considering that I am not the most dedicated year-round writer as of yet, I have never played around with different writing softwares before. But I was scrolling through the NaNoWriMo Sponsor Offers today and decided I was going to utilize one of the free trials to see if this helps enhance my novel-writing experience.
I know Scrivener is the big one that a lot of people use. I see posts about it all the time from blogs I follow. I watched the introduction video and honestly felt super overwhelmed. Maybe one day I’ll be more in tune with software of this kind that Scrivener will have what I need, but right now, I’m looking for something really straight-forward.
So I found the link to Ulysses for Mac. They also share an introduction video on their website, and while there’s still a lot going on, I think this one seems the most intuitive for me. And I LOVE that it syncs via iCloud to all my Apple devices so I can work on the go. Slow night at work? I could stow away in the back and type up a few lines. 😉
So here’s a current screenshot of my project. Obviously I’m very well prepared for next month (LOL), but I like that I can have different subgroups (and those can have subgroups too) just for plotting my ideas out. I still may do a lot of plotting on paper, but then I can type up my notes and have them stored in one place for easy access.
They’re offering a free trial to last until December 7th, and it’s already live so you can start playing around with it now. Scrivener’s NaNo trial will also be up soon, according to their website.
Do you use any kind of writing software? What do you use, and what do you like about it?