Adopting technical tools


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Adopting technical tools

Before you start writing, let's talk about the computer tools you'll need. These fall into three categories. There are tools to handle your words; media tools for graphics, audio, and video editing; and an organizing system. For words, the tools that most people know best are word processors such as Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, and Google Docs. Word processors let you do such things as make words bold or change paragraph margins, but sometimes those functions actually get in the way of writing.

That's why many writers, including me, prefer to write their first drafts using a text editor. It doesn't have as many formatting options as a word processor, but in exchange, it often has extra features, such as a way to do complex text searches. Simple text editors include WordPad on Windows and Text Edit on Mac. My own personal favorite is TextWrangler. The third way to manage words is with a layout program such as Adobe InDesign. Now, you'll probably only need one if you do ...

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