I’m listing a number of programs I’ve used in the past that I’ve found helpful in my own journey toward publication.
Google Documents-online service that handles documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms. Free
Zoho.com- online service includes documents, spreadsheets, presentation, email, groups, calendar and tons more. Some free, some cost.
ThinkFree.com- online MS Office. includes PDF conversion and viewers.
Skydrive- Windows version of online MS Office.
Ywriter- free novel writing software. There is a slight learning curve, but allows for creating scenes, character biography, and storyboards.
Storybook- free software for writing novels. Donation required to remove ads.
Write or Die- allows writers to use for freewriting and/or timed writing spurts.
Chapter-by-chapter- Handy program that breaks up your documents’ chapter into documents and can later assemble them into a book.
Count Lines- addon Macros for MS Word.
OpenOffice.org- free program that works similar to MS Office. Includes documents, presentations, and spreadsheets.
WordWeb- a dictionary/thesaurus that works with browsers and word processors.
Evernote- works much like Google Notebook but includes Iphone/Ipad apps and a desktop program that syncs with your information. You can make ‘notebooks’ and ‘notes, to store information, photos, links, and even web pages in one spot.
Bubbl.us- free online mind-mapping service
Word Meter- helps you build a word meter to show your progress for a blog or web site.
Book Data Calculator- calculates pages of books from your total word count.
Text Analysis- useful tool for keyword density. A tool for bloggers and web writers.
Tip of my Tongue- helps you find words and phrases.
YLaunch- handy tool to startup multiple programs/documents with one click.
Sonar- submission tracking software Free
Epinions.com – reviews of products and services
AssociatedContent (Yahoo Contributors)- Sell articles and earn upfront payment, then earn residual income.
up-front payments ($3+) for articles of 500+ words.
Amazon Kindle- publish your blogs with Amazon.
Amazon Self Publish-Createspace is a company that offers print-on-demand services.