Resources

Resources used in writing work (to transfer to blog). Content will vary over time as tends and usefulness comes and goes.

Software

Microsoft Word – https://www.microsoft.com/office

This is my core writing application now, switched from Scrivener as the main text editor.

Notepad++ – https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Used when I need to manipulate a lot of basic text, usually because I need to do some kind of clean-up operation. Also used when editing HTML content.

Paint.Net – https://www.getpaint.net/

Used if I need to do some basic graphics manipulation as it’s quick and easy to use, and free.

Greenshot – https://getgreenshot.org/

I use Greenshot as my screen capture tool, a bit more flexible than the Windows print screen capture.

Calibre – https://calibre-ebook.com/

Used to handle my ebook collection. Also used when reviewing any ebook I’ve generated, although when generating from Scrivener I try to not edit, as I want Scrivener to handle the formatting for me.

AnyBurn – http://www.anyburn.com/

I use this to perform off-PC backups of my work. USB drives can be used as well but this is really the proper backup as it can be stored away from the house and cannot electrically fail as USB sticks/HDD’s can. Obviously you still have the physical security issue.

Websites

Websites resources can vary, as it’s very much dependent on what interest you have in your writing. But my current go-to websites are as follows.