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Book Writer™ – Word Processing for Writers

Are you writing a book?   Are you a student?   Are you researching?
If you are writing a book, or you have chapters, notes, papers, or any writings spread across multiple files, you can use Book Writer™ to free your creative mind from your computer.

Version 5.50:  Now you can keep records on People, Places, Events, and Notes with your writings!

help for writers writing
  • Combine related files into a project for easy management.
  • Merge individual chapters into a single manuscript for submissions.
  • Open all files in a project with a single click.
  • Move from file to file by clicking notebook tabs.
  • Find any word or phrase in all project files, opened or not.
  • Copy or move all files at once.
  • Zip all files in a project for backup or emailing.
  • Think of the right word easily with Active Thesaurus™.
  • Eliminate needless business functions from your word editor.

If you are a writer—not a business person or secretary—try this word processor made for writers!

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Selected Articles and Stories

It’s Good To Be A New Writer: Breaking The Myth That Experience Is Everything
There’s a rumor out there in the publishing world that an editor won’t even look at the work of a new writer.  It might be true for certain types of writing, but after interviewing hundreds of editors, I’ve found that most are more open to new writers than you might think.
Turn Writer's Blocks Into Stepping Stones!
Years ago at a presentation at the UCLA Extension Writer’s Program, I promised an audience to teach them to conquer this beast once and for all.  Later, another instructor approached me and said “why did you say that to those people?
A New Nonfiction Book Details The Montana Prison Riot Of 1959 And Investigates Jerry Myles, The Psychopath Who Caused It
In Jerry’s Riot:  The True Story of Montana’s 1959 Prison Disturbance, author Kevin S.  Giles captures the conflict that ensued between career convict Jerry Myles, who had done time at Alcatraz Island and other federal and state prisons, and Warden Floyd Powell.
Write A Picture!
It can take quite a leap to get from the written word to a movie screen.  A screenplay, for all its clear descriptions of where characters are and what they say, has to work hard to meet the dramatic immediacy that we expect from films.
Book Proposals 101.: What Publishers Want
Lots of writers like to talk about writing books.  You hear very few talking about writing book proposals.  Maybe that's why it's easy to forget that a strong book proposal is the first step to getting a great deal for your non-fiction book.
Online Bookstores Expand Choices
There are few experiences in life that match curling up with a good book and losing yourself in the lives of the characters, the exotic settings, and the twists and turns of a compelling plot.  Reading continues to be one of the great joys in my life, and I so appreciate the effort that authors put into crafting their work.
How To Select a Great Topic For Your Book or Ebook Part 3 of 5
There is almost no limit whatsoever on the marketability of how-to books.  Everyone wants an instruction manual, advice, and encouragement that they can do anything they read a how-to book for.
Promoting Your Online Writing Portfolio
Dear Writing Reader,One of the most popular questions from Authors on my site, Writing.  Com, is:  "How do I promote my Online Writing Portfolio outside of Writing.  Com?  "Here are my top five tips for increasing the amount of exposure to anyone's online Writing Portfolio:
 
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