The Perfect Writing Software And Apps For Your Writing Style

Ask any group of writers about their favorite writing program, and you’ll probably get a mix of answers — from Microsoft Word to Scrivener to Google Docs, with some lesser-known software thrown in. 

Some of us use more than one. We choose the tool of the moment based on the nature of the project we’re working on. 

Some prefer to stay out of the Cloud when they write. Others would rather stay in the Cloud because of the ability it gives them to bounce between devices as they write.

So, is there such a thing as “the best writing software” out there? And what are the best apps for writers in 2020?

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17 Steps to Earn Your First $1,000 with Self-Publishing

Self-publishing often can be a frustrating business.

You hear about the success stories from some authors, but the books that you write seem to languish in obscurity.boo

In fact, you might be spending more money on your books than you’re bringing in.

Fortunately, there is a simple process you can follow to get the ball rolling with your publishing business.

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13 Proven Tools for Discovering Bestselling Book Ideas

It’s not easy to find the right topic for your next book.

Either your mind is full of half-formed ideas…

Or, you simply don’t know how to get started.

Fortunately, there are a number of excellent tools you can use to find that next book topic.  In fact, I use a combination of over 13 tools to research the various topics in my book catalog.

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30 Surefire Ways To Bust Through Writer’s Block

Are you feeling stuck and uninspired in your work as an author?

Have you extinguished that spark of creativity that lights up your imagination and ability to write with ease?

Maybe you’ve lost track of where your writing was going, or you feel like the well of ideas has run dry.

Writer’s block affects all authors from time to time, but knowing this offers little comfort to those who are currently experiencing it. It’s a painful, frustrating place to be.

Author and blogger Jeff Goins has narrowed the causes of writer’s block down to these three common culprits:

Timing – your ideas aren’t quite well-formed enough to be memorialized in writing.

Fear – you feel way too vulnerable to put your work out into the world to be judged or criticized.

Perfectionism – you need everything to be perfect in your head before you start.

Science fiction author Charlie Jane Anders says that writer’s block is actually too broad a term for a number of different creative challenges. She breaks up the concept of writer’s block in these 10 problems:

  • Being unable to commit to a single idea.
  • Getting stuck on one part of the outline.
  • Getting stuck in the middle of the story or concept.
  • Hitting a dead end because you took a wrong turn a while back.
  • Feeling bored with characters who aren’t doing anything or material that seems dry.
  • Being paralyzed by future imagined negative reactions.
  • Not being able to think of the exact right word.
  • Thinking the story or idea was great in concept, but now seems all wrong in writing.
  • Getting stuck while slogging through revisions.

Having an awareness of what your block might be can enable you to judge how best to proceed.

Fortunately, authors have a variety of opinions for busting through writer’s block. Just remember that what works in one situation may not work in another. That’s why we at Authority.Pub encourage you to try out many different strategies to figure out what works for you.

Some are practical, some are more creative, and some are a little woo-woo. Whether or not you believe in muses and divine inspiration, don’t rule any out until you’ve tried them.

The most important part is that you do something. Don’t just sit there staring at an empty sheet of paper or a blank document on the screen. Once you get the momentum going, you will be on your way soon enough.

Here are 30 ideas on how to overcome writer’s block.

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71 Insanely Useful Book Marketing Ideas For Self-Publishers

Boom!

Your book is finally written, and it’s freakin’ amazing (if you say so yourself).

You’ve sent it off to the editor for a spit and shine.

You’ve created a kick ass cover that looks, well, bestseller-worthy.

You’ve uploaded that sucker to Amazon, and you’re just waiting for the dollars to start rolling in and the readers to start punching in 5 stars and rave reviews.

But instead of that lovely sound of “cha ching,” all you hear is radio silence. Crickets. The vast void of nothingness.

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How to Launch a #1 Best-Selling Book — The 5-Day Plan That Works

Book launches can be frustrating.

You dedicate a few weeks—even months—to writing the book. Then you spend a week or so promoting it. Finally, when the dust settles, you’re “rewarded” with a handful of daily sales.

But here’s the interesting thing…

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