Over the years I’ve tested various writing programs to find an improvement over Microsoft Word for managing the development of a novel. They’ve included Grammatica, New Novelist, Story Weaver, yWriter5, and others I’ve forgotten the names of.
None appealed to me.
I had two particular requirements: the ability to export to Word; and a means of locating all scenes in which a character appeared.
When Scrivener for Windows first appeared, I gave it a shot, but it seemed rough around the edges, falling […]