Some authors are comfortable with software such as Microsoft Word or Apple’s Pages but they are not exactly great for authors. There are other products intended solely for writing novels. Check out how you can improve your writing with author-specific tools that make a difference.

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Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. – William Wordsworth

Writing Tools or Services
Book Startup Toolkit

The Book Startup Toolkit: is designed to take the doubt out of the creative process.

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Reedsy

The Reedsy Book Editor: is a beautiful production tool.

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Scrivener for Windows

Scrivener for Windows and Scrivener 2 for Mac OS is designed by authors for authors. This is one of the best programs you can use to organise  your writing.

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Focus Writer

Focus Writer: is a blank canvas writing tool.

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Self-Editing and Writing Macros (free)

Authors may be aware of Tech Tools for Writers, a great website which provides a list of writing macros that we have experimented with via some of our more capable authors. Macros change the way authors can revise their writing. Below is a list that Tech Tools for writers compiled. These are what we call self-editing macros, designed to work with Microsoft Word and have been utilized successfully by our indie authors.

Confusables

Words that are often used incorrectly.

Confusables

Those adverbs which could be deleted.

Confusables

Words that clutter or are needless in your writing.

Confusables

Change passive words to active words.

Confusables

Simple, rather than complex words.

Confusables

Words that suggest instances of telling, where showing might work better.

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Plagiarism Check

You know that your novel or book is entirely your own. However, checking for unintentional plagiarism is a good idea.

Grammarly

Grammarly: is by far the best Plagiarism checker tool available on the market.

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Plagiarism Checker

Plagiarism Checker: has free and paid plans. Plagiarism Checker helps you detect plagiarism in your book.

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Plagium

Plagium: is a quick way to find if content is original or duplicated.

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CopyGator

CopyGator: is a free service designed to monitor your RSS feed.

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Other Writing Tools
Bibme

Bibme: helps you build and style your reference list correctly saving you hours of time.

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Reference Checker

Reference Checker: finds all names, dates or numbered citations in your manuscript.

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