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Top Productive Writing Apps and Tools for Authors in 2024


Hello everyone. Welcome to this week's new blog for authors, bloggers, hobbyists, and readers. The new year is here and January is about to end. I am still personally working on my drama novel. As February is about to enter, I wanted to learn more about some writing tools many authors use. I am now on Reddit and TikTok and have seen some of the tools used on social media. So I wrote this blog to share with authors what they can use to help them be more productive. I have personally seen Prowriting Aid and Grammerly.


Writing is an art, and every artist needs their tools. In the digital age, authors have a plethora of writing apps and tools at their disposal. These tools not only make the writing process smoother but also enhance productivity. Here are some of the best writing apps and tools for authors in 2024.


1. Scrivener

Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and complex documents. It gives you complete control of the formatting and its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.


2. Google Docs

Google Docs is a free, cloud-based tool that allows you to write, edit, and store documents online. The tool is very useful for authors who wish to share their works with others for collaborative editing.


3. Grammarly

Grammarly is a writing tool that helps you check for several types of errors - grammar and punctuation, spell check, plagiarism, and more. It’s also available as a plugin for web browsers, and it can be a great tool for authors.


4. Hemingway Editor

The Hemingway Editor is a neat online editing tool. It highlights complex sentences, suggests eliminating excessive adverbs and turning the passive voice into the active voice, among other things. It’s like having a stern writing coach always by your side.


5. Evernote

Evernote is a note-taking app. It’s perfect for writers who need to organize research and ideas. You can also use it to capture ideas and inspiration on the go.


6. ProWritingAid

ProWritingAid is an online editor and personal writing coach. The app highlights a wide range of potential pitfalls in your writing that your grammar checker might miss, such as overused words, transitions, vague and abstract words, and more.


7. Reedsy

Reedsy is more than a writing tool. It’s a complete system for authors where you can find editors, cover designers, and marketing experts. You can also write and format your book.

Remember, while these tools can provide valuable support, they don’t replace the need for thorough proofreading and the human touch. Happy writing!

Here are some additional writing apps that authors might find useful:


8. Ulysses

Ulysses is a writing app that provides a clean and distraction-free writing environment. It’s similar to Scrivener but has a more minimalist approach.

9. AutoCrit

AutoCrit is an automated editing tool aimed at fiction authors. It analyzes real bestselling novels of different genres to provide feedback on aspects such as pacing, the number of adverbs, and word choices.

10. Bibisco

Bibisco is novel writing software that helps authors organize their work in chapters and scenes, manage notes, and keep track of their characters and locations.

11. Dramatica

Dramatica is a story development tool that helps authors with plot development and story structuring.

12. FastPencil/Opyrus

FastPencil/Opyrus is a comprehensive tool that assists authors in writing, publishing, and selling their books.



13. FocusWriter

FocusWriter is a simple, distraction-free writing environment that allows authors to fully immerse themselves in their work


14. Milanote

Milanote is a tool for organizing creative projects into beautiful visual boards


15. Novellus

Novellus is a writing app that offers a clean writing space with a variety of formatting options


16. Novlr

Novlr is a novel writing app that offers a clean interface and intuitive organizational tools


17. Storyist

Storytelling is a powerful writing environment for novelists and screenwriters


18. The Novel Factory

The Novel Factory is a novel writing software that helps authors structure their novels and develop their characters


19. Writer’s Blocks

Writer’s Blocks is a writing tool that lets you create and manipulate text blocks to streamline the writing process


20. yWritery

is a word processor designed specifically for authors to help manage their novel writing projects



1. Cliché Finder

Cliché Finder is a tool that helps you identify clichés in your writing.


2. Draft

This online tool offers a clean and distraction-free interface, allowing you to focus solely on your words.


3. LibreOffice

LibreOffice is a great free alternative to Microsoft Word


4. Final Draft


This is a professional screenwriting software that is used by many of the biggest names in the film and television industry. It provides a range of features to help you write and format your screenplay, including automatic formatting, revision tracking, and production features.


Remember, the best writing tool is the one that fits your writing style and needs. Happy writing! 😊

Make sure to check me out on TikTok: @tietearoddy

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