Dabble vs. Scrivener: The Writing Tool That Suits You

So you’re looking for ways to organize your writing projects while at the same time having the freedom to write at your own pace, and still make the deadline. And in your quest to find the best writing app, you come across Dabble and Scrivener–two of the most powerful and well-known writing tools on the…

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Our Favourite Writing Tools for 2024

Having the right tools can make a huge difference to getting the right result, so we’ve put together a list of our favourite tools and resources for writers in 2023. If you find this useful, you may want to consider signing up to our mailing list (link below), because we send out newsletters a couple…

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scrivener vs evernote

Scrivener vs. Evernote: The Best Writing Tool For Your Needs

Writing can be so demanding and overwhelming at times. From managing your notes to conducting research to writing your first draft and editing it, and everything in between. As a writer, you need to be able to focus on what’s important: writing.  Luckily, there are plenty of writing softwares out there designed to alleviate the…

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LivingWriter vs Scrivener

LivingWriter vs. Scrivener: Which Is Better for You?

You’re looking for a great piece of writing software, so you’re trying to find the main differences between Living Writer and Scrivener. That’s a great idea. Because both tools have some significant pros and cons. And depending on your needs and ultimate goals, one could much better suit you than the other. That’s why we’ve…

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How to Outline a Novel: Get a Novel Framework

Novels have shape. Not only do they have a beginning, middle, and end, but a good novel will have peaks of conflict and excitement and quieter moments of reflection and emotional connection. They will rise towards a satisfying climax and conclusion, but not without taking some detours and unexpected turns on the way. So how…

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The Ultimate Fiction Book Cover Checklist

The old saying might work for not making snap judgements about people, but when it comes to books, you most certainly can judge them by their covers. Or you should be able to, anyway. If you’re a writer, then getting the right cover designed might be the most important decision you can make. Because if…

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7 Scrivener Alternatives That Might Be Better For You

Lots of writers love Scrivener. And for good reason. It’s a robust writing software that helps you organize, write, and format your book. But many writers assume it’s the best writing software for them and forgo researching their other options. This is a mistake—one I’m very glad you aren’t making. Because, as you’ll see in…

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Scrivener vs. Ulysses: A Face-off Between Two Writing Apps

The writing process can get real strenuous real quick. From conducting research to keeping tabs on your notes to belting out your first draft and then editing it, there are many moving parts to keep track of. Every writer needs a simple tool that streamlines all these action items and allows them to focus on…

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What Is an Anti-Villain?

In a nutshell, an anti-villain is a character who plays the role of the antagonist in the story, but who does not have the typical traits associated with a villain. In this article, we’ll explore the concept of an anti-villian in literature in a lot more detail, including what defines one, and how to create…

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5 Signs Your Protagonist Just Isn’t Working

By Lewis Jorstad – Guest Post for The Novel Factory A compelling protagonist is a key part of writing a good novel. However, it’s also a tricky one. Protagonists carry a lot of responsibilities, from driving your plot to resolving your story’s conflict, shaping your reader’s experience, and more. A poorly written protagonist not only…

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