Since I’m writing a piece that’s longer than a short story, I’ve had problems organizing all of my ideas. My usual process of creating a skeletal outline and then filling it in until a full story emerged, just isn’t working.

So, I’ve decided to try yWriter. It’s described as novel writing software, but it’s more like an organizer/database. (Be nice if a program could instantly write out coherently whatever popped into your mind–but then we’d be going into Tommyknockers territory.)

It’s nice seeing all of my notes assembled in one place and being able to move scenes/ideas around with ease. yWriter also gives you the option of setting target dates for writing/revision of specific chapters and scenes.

Hopefully, 2010 will me backing away from procrastination (darn internet–and Netflix) and writing a bit more.

Published by Tawanna

Sometimes writer, most times editor. Lover of mysteries and 70s/80s horror movies. Author of The Next Girl (short story collection) and The Closet Case (mystery).

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