Wednesday, September 12, 2012

RTW: What Program do You Write With?

So, this week's RTW is fairly self explanatory and I have to say I am not entirely excited about it.  As many of you know I am a writer of many things but I have yet to finish anything substantial.  I have ADD when it comes to story ideas so thus my computer is filled with many great beginnings but few endings.  On to the question though.

What do you use to write?

Like I said the topic is not very exciting but to answer it I use a mixture of Word and Pages.  I am one of the few people who use both Macs and PC.  I grew up with a PC and learned to use word but in high school we were all given Macs so I learned to use both.  As of right now I am writing this on a Macbook Pro but I would be just as happy to use a PC.  

I think Pages is a pretty simple word processing program but there are few things that it cannot do.  Word, I think, is used by pretty much everyone and I have nothing to wrong with this program.  Now, I really do not have any helpful hints for using this programs.  Just type away I guess!  Sometimes I feel as though there should be a better organized way to keep WiP but as of now I am not interested enough to want to relearn something new.  

Well, I am sorry if that was a little boring, but my best advise for writing no matter what program you are using is to occasionally look back at old pieces of work.  You never know what your past self wrote that your current self has forgotten and your future self can rework. 


  1. I've used several different types of word processing programs. What is nice about Google Docs is that it keeps all your revisions. I use Scrivener now. I think learning to use different programs is great since you get an idea of what you like and dislike.

    1. I do like google docs. It makes me feel much more secure when I know my hard work will not be lost in some fatal crash of my computer. I did try using one particular writing tool a couple years ago but I cannot remember what it is called now. I might look into Scrivener, it sounds like an interesting product.

  2. I use Word. :) For me, at least, the tips and tricks have emerged over time as I use it more. I've heard of people who swear by Scrivener, but I'm content for now.

    ~The Feather and the Rose~

  3. I'm a pc and Mac user too. Nice to meet you. :)

    I use Word on both. It works.