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I didn't really like Liquid Story Binder. It's supposed to work similarly to Scrivener, but we didn't get along for some reason. Unfortunately, I can't provide any specifics, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

I CAN say yWriter is wonderful. I used it in a basic mode for a year or two, and right as I was making the shift to Mac in 2008, I used it during NaNo to write the novel and figured out how to use the wonderful planning tools that come with it -- planning, timelines, POVs. If Scrivener for Windows hadn't come along, I'd have recommended it exclusively, but I ALSO love Scrivener. The two programs work differently, so I'd recommend you try them both to see which resonates with you. Scrivener has a generous free trial window, and yWriter is free. The biggest difference (and I don't know if yWriter has added this in the last four years or not or if I'm forgetting it was there) is graphics. yWriter has a pretty basic (but pleasing to look at) interface. It's not very configurable, but everything you need is easily accessible.

Scrivener has the corkboard, and some other configurable graphics. It can also be overwhelming. If you choose to go with Scrivener, remember you can use it in the most basic mode and turn off almost anything that gets in your way. I do recommend Gwen Hernandez's Scrivener for Windows class at some point.

Of course, there's Word and if you don't have that or want to look into a freely available office suite, I'd recommend LibreOffice (open source, MS compatible files).

Of writing specific software out there, I'd be torn between yWriter and Scrivener for the PC. They are free or free to try, so I recommend you decide for yourself which works best.

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Writing Programs for the PC [View all] , Seleane_Gray, Sat Sep-08-12 01:47 PM
  RE: Writing Programs for the PC, Erin_M_H, Sep 07th 2012, #1
RE: Writing Programs for the PC, Wandering Author, Sep 07th 2012, #2
RE: Writing Programs for the PC, Weird Jim, Sep 08th 2012, #3
RE: Writing Programs for the PC, SamR, Sep 15th 2012, #10
      RE: Writing Programs for the PC, RavenCorbie, Sep 15th 2012, #11
RE: Writing Programs for the PC, Erin_M_H, Sep 08th 2012, #4
RE: Writing Programs for the PC, Linda Adams, Sep 08th 2012, #5
RE: Writing Programs for the PC, jschara, Sep 08th 2012 #6
RE: Writing Programs for the PC, gilroy, Sep 10th 2012, #7
RE: Writing Programs for the PC, Weird Jim, Sep 10th 2012, #8
RE: Writing Programs for the PC, zette, Sep 10th 2012, #9
RE: Writing Programs for the PC, mfassett, Sep 18th 2012, #12
Scrivener Discount, Dreamerscove, Sep 18th 2012, #13

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