Writers Using (Non-Writing) Software

Today’s NY Times Book Review has an article about writers using various kinds of software to help them with things like keeping track of characters and plots. Some of these simply help the writer keep track of the timeline and the characters — but others help with the plotting and characters.  The software mentioned include Microsoft Project, Excel, Mindjet MindManager, and even a screenwriting software called Dramatic Pro that asks the writer a series of questions about characters and plot to help them figure out their play or novel.


One response to “Writers Using (Non-Writing) Software

  1. Hi Nancy,

    I work at Mindjet and just noticed you’d done a posting on the New York Times Book Review piece, featuring Richard Power’s use of MindManager among other software applications. We recently hosted a webinar with author, Michael Linenberger, on how he used MindManager to write his second book. Here’s the link to the recorded webinar, if you want to check it out:


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