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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!

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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

Do You Really Want to Get Published? Write for Trade Magazines!
Have you been repeatedly snubbed by consumer magazines?  Do you have little to show for your research and querying efforts other than a folder of form rejection letters?  If your writing dream includes earning a halfway decent to excellent income writing magazine articles, there are editors at thousands and thousands of publications worldwide who would open their doors (and their wallets) to work with you.
Copywriting for Sales - Understand Your Audience's Need
Regardless of what you're selling, marketing or promoting, you have to have a good understanding of your audience before you can create effective copywriting.  Without knowing who you're writing for and what they hope to get from the copy you create, your copy might not achieve the desired effect.
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.
Creating A Web Page That Sells - A Look At Graphics and Copywriting
This is a response to a client that we have been working with, and a website they are building that will sell an eBook on "Hair Styling Tips".  We thought the information was important and relevant enough to include in this months newsletter.
Writing Sites: Why You Might Like to Give Them a Try
Journalists are familiar with the panic of deadlines and novelists can identify with the horror of blank pages.  Then, what about the desperation of those who feel the urge to write and do not dare or do not know where to go?
Platform Development Tip #1: Switch Writing Hats!
Platform-Building Tip #1:  Switch Writing Hats!  Around eighty percent of nonfiction books today are written by “experts,” that is people who have a) earned credentials in the field they’re writing about, b) germinated information via articles, live presentations or other media, or c) had extraordinary, unique or memorably told life experiences relevant to their topic.
Some FAQs for Aspiring Copywriters
I get an email at least once a week from aspiring copywriters seeking advice on how to get a foothold in the industry.  It's obviously a popular topic, so I thought I'd put some of the more common questions and answers on paper in the hopes that it might provide a bit of an insight.
How to Find a Publisher for Your First Book
Finding a publisher can be very strenuous.  In fact, it may even be harder than actually writing the book itself.  There are three things to remember when finding a publisher for your book:
 
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