By Jennifer Blanchard
As you already know, the grand-prize winner of the first “How I Overcame My Procrastination This Year” essay contest will receive a copy of My Story Writer software.
But did you know that you can download a free trial version of the software right now?
My Story Writer software is the organized writer’s dream. And for those of you who aren’t organized, using this software is a great way to GET organized!
I downloaded my free trial of it last week and I can’t stop using it.
My Story Writer allows you to:
- Plan your stories
- Create character profiles from scratch
- Write and store notes and information for each novel you’re working on
- Schedule important writing dates and deadlines
- Keep track of your writing schedule
- Keep a detailed log of what you’ve submitted, where you submitted it and who you submitted it to
- And SO MUCH MORE.
Honestly, I can’t say enough good things about this software.
One of my favorite parts of My Story Writer is the “character wizard” that allows you to create a character profile that includes the character’s motivations, beliefs, back story, looks, personality, strengths, weaknesses, ethics, morals, mannerisms and more.
I was having a really hard time making the main character of the novel I’m currently working on a three-dimensional character. She kept falling flat. But after using the My Story Writer character wizard, I now have a fully developed, three-dimensional main character who jumps off the page.
And since this blog is about writing procrastination, I have to mention all the great features of the “planning” section of the software. I was able to enter in my entire writing schedule for this week, and that really helped me to stay on track and do what I’m supposed to do (write).
I’m a to-do list junkie, so the fact that My Story Writer has an area for me to enter in my writing to-do list is awesome. I no longer need to have Post-It notes all over my desk and writing area. I can put all the information into the software and be done with it.
I, personally, do all my brainstorming on paper (it works best for me this way and I believe writers must do what works for them), but for those of you who like to brainstorm on your computer, My Story Writer has a cool brainstorming tool that allows you to build detailed mind-maps and add to them whenever you want to.
Another cool feature is the “research” section, which allows you to keep track of all the research you’re doing for your novel projects. What I like about it is it allows you to keep all your research in one place, instead of having papers all over. It’s a much more organized, efficient way of keeping track of things.
One last feature I just have to mention is the “differencing” feature, which allows you to compare your current story draft to a previous one and note all the changes you made. The software gives you a side-by-side view of your stories so you can make changes or revert to the original.
If you’re a writer who loves organization–or a writer who needs to be more organized–this is the software for you.
Download a free trial version of My Story Writer and give it a try. I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do.
About the Author: Jennifer Blanchard is founder of Procrastinating Writers. Be sure to follow her on Twitter.
Ed. Note: NONE of the links to My Story Writer are affiliate links. I reviewed this software for two reasons: 1) Because I think it’s an awesome writing tool and 2) Because My Story Writer is one of the prizes in the Procrastinating Writers essay contest and I wanted readers to get a better idea of what it’s all about.