We spent over 30 hours testing 10 creative writing programs and worked with several types of writing, including novels, poetry, song lyrics and screenplays, to see just how easily and effectively each program can help develop stories, edit massive amounts of text and create a full story outline.
We recommend Write It Now as the best creative writing software for anyone needing help with their writing.
Storyist offers plenty of organization tools to help you keep track of the important details in your writing.
It offers customizable style sheets to ensure consistency.
Read the full review here: Storyist is a Mac OSX compatible creative writing application with a sleek, easy-to-use interface.
It has a feature-rich word processor with a dedicated space to jot down notes, so you don’t have to navigate to a new page and interrupt your flow when you think of an idea or question in the middle of writing a sentence.As you write, Write It Now makes it easy to stay organized with its variety of tools that cater to many different styles of outlining, whether you need timelines, graphs or color coding.In testing, we found all of this was extremely easy and intuitive to use, as the application’s modern interface was straightforward.Overall, Storyist is easy to use and offers features for use on both OSX and i OS.Read the full review here: Contour is a good creative writing software application dedicated to movie screenplays.It keeps all your most important story elements in view at the top of your writing interface, so you can keep them in mind while you write.Its Index Cards feature works to sort out plot points, notes, chapters and ideas, which is a useful feature for plot development and structure, especially since Power Structure does not have genre outlines or brainstorming tools.The best thing about Power Structure is that its plethora of tools work not only with long-form prose but also with different genres, including playwriting.It’s a good choice for writers who dabbles in a little bit of everything.The only downsides to Write It Now is that it isn’t great for other types of writing, and the company does not offer phone support.Read the full review here: Power Structure has a variety of formats to assist with several genres of writing.