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help for writers writing Software, articles, and other help for writers  If you are looking for software to help with your writing projects, look at our writing tools.  If you like to read about writing, see the articles and ebooks in Writing Books, Writing eBooks, Writing Articles, Marketing Your Writings, Copywriting, Writing Tips, Writing Screenplays, and Your Writings - Stories, Essays, Poetry.
 

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!

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  • 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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Whitesmoke™ – Check and Perfect Your Writing

Need help with grammar?  Spelling?  Punctuation?
No matter what software you are using for word processing, Whitesmoke can help perfect what you write!  Grammar, spelling, and other language checking for fiction, non-fiction, business letters, legal medical documents, and email. grammar checker for writers writing
  • Works with any word processing software—Book Writer™, MS Word®, and others.
  • Perfect your English grammar with our English grammar check, grammar corrector, and grammar lessons.
  • Get just the right word with smart synonyms from our extensive synonyms dictionary.
  • Use the proofreader to check your English grammar and every other aspect of your writing.
  • Spell everything right with the spell checker's extensive dictionaries.
  • Power up your writing with relevant adjectives, adverbs, and phrases.
  • Get your punctuation right with the rules of the punctuation checker.
All these writing tools in one:  Grammar checker, Thesaurus, Spell checker, Punctuation checker, Idioms dictionary.

Whitesmoke works with most applications!  Use Whitesmoke with Book Writer™, Microsoft Word®, Outlook Express, Firefox, Internet Explorer—and many others.

See what it can do for your writing style.
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Selected Articles and Stories

Engage Your Customer – Write About Benefits
Think quick.  In 10 seconds, can you list the 5 key benefits you offer your customers?  I bet you said “Yes”.  But are you sure you listed benefits?  If you’ll bear with me for another 10 seconds, I’d like to test out a theory on you.
How to Identify Great Book Ideas and Writing Opportunities
The first and maybe the most important step in writing a book is coming up with a great idea for some really useful or interesting book.  The great idea makes the writing fun.  The great idea makes the book easier to sell to a publisher.
How To Get Your Book Reviewed In Magazines
In one of my past magazine jobs my office was next to that of the book editor.  He would get boxes and boxes of books daily.  There was a separate room devoted to storing these books, but that still didn't keep them from piling up in his office.
The Subjective World of Book Sales Numbers
Nielsen BookScan reports 4.  1 million copies of J.  K.  Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince sold in the U.  S.  in its first 24 hours of release.  Industry tracker, Scholastic, reports when sales at Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and airports are added, the figure jumps to 6.
Six Tips for Submitting Fiction
You can learn a lot about what it takes to place a story in an ezine by starting up one of your own.  Last month we started work on a new ezine for writers, which we intended to use to publish high-quality, contemporary fiction, from writers all over the world.
5 Questions to ask before purchasing a book online
-- What is it you want to order?  Have a clear idea of what you want to order.  Do you want to browse through a category, or do you want to read a particular author or do you know the name of the book itself.
How You Can Take Advantage of the Increasing Demand for Freelance Online Writers
The freelance writing market is a growing market to be in.  There are many jobs available, but sometimes, it can be hard to find the work that you want, and available at the time you want it to be.
Copywriting Makeover: Making An Emotional Connection - Part 2 of 2
In part one of this article series we began looking at the Cruise Vacation Center site:  a travel site whose copy was sorely lacking in emotional appeal and visual imagry.  (You can see the previous version of the copy here:
 
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