From: Jason Blackford
Location: Phoenixville, PA
My name is Jason Blackford, aspiring sci-fi writer and a HUGE fan of yours! As a fairly 'green' writer, I've been looking for tools and resources to help me along with all of my writing projects. I've found quite a few writing programs, some have character development, plot development, etc... but there are so many that I really haven't been able to nail one down that I can use for a long time.
Do you happen to use any software to write your novels that you would recommend? Or, if not, what key elements would you look for if you were searching for novel writing software?
Figured I'd just go straight to the top on this one! :)
Thanks so much for your time, and keep your ideas a'comin'... you are hands down my favorite author of sci-fi!
From: Greg Bear
Hello, Jason! While I've been intrigued by screenwriting programs that track plot and so on, I've never used anything like that to write a book. Not to say they can't be useful, but my brain just isn't used to being organized that way!
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