CategoryLivingWriter Updates

The October Update


Expect some exciting new updates this fall… This year we’ve got some amazing updates we can’t wait to show you, and it all begins with a huge overhaul of the way we do things on our end. Our plan with our upcoming major update is to: Bring the mobile apps in line with our web/desktop versions.  The mobile app was created as a companion app for quick on-the-go writing, so it’s...

How to Write a Foreword for a Book


As an up-and-coming writer who might have had a few good books under your belt, you might be surprised that a friend of yours has asked you to write a foreword for their book. That sounds sweet and all, except for the glaring fact that you might have no idea what a foreword is, much less how to write one! Books can have many parts, including the foreword that your friend asked you to write. Well...

8 Tips On How to Write a Short Story Guide

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Penning down a short story is much easier than writing a lengthy novel. It doesn’t demand extensive character and plot development, and you can focus on a few fundamental scenes that crowd your mind. Suppose you’re obsessing over certain emotions and feelings and wish to channel them with a fleeting whirlwind of scenes, or you have a passion for writing but find a shorter time and...

Why LivingWriter is The Best Scrivener Alternative


You know what Bukowski said about writing, don’t you? If you have to sit for hours staring at your computer screen or hunched over your typewriter searching for words, don’t do it. Thankfully, we now have a system to help our creative juices flow with its top-notch functionality, and no it’s not confusing or glitchy like Scrivener. Presenting to you a scrivener alternative that will turn...

Introducing the Research Board

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Here at LivingWriter we value the feedback from our community more than anything else. So in line with the constant communication between our team and our users, we’re always looking to improve the writing software and continue to evolve. In response to an overwhelming amount of requests, we’re proud to announce our newest feature, the Research Board. What is it about? One of our...

Why LivingWriter is The Best Writing Software in 2021

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Think of LivingWriter not just as the best writing software but as your personal book writing assistant. LivingWriter saves you time with organizing and planning thus more time writing and developing your ideas. How does it do this? Let’s take a quick look: 1. The Quick Reasons The Board: It gives you a hawk’s view of your writing as you intuitively drag and drop to plot and recognize your...

Romancing the Beat with LivingWriter

Romancing the Beat With LivingWriter

Alas! The demands and requirements of romance writers are unique. You can’t expect to achieve your romance plotting with nothing but Microsoft Word and some index cards. While those most popular novel outlines like Hero’s Journey and Story Circle are exceptionally great, they don’t address all the queries that you, a romance novelist, have about how to develop an engaging story arc for your...

5 Writing Tips From Best Selling Author Ivy Smoak


Our interview with international best selling author Ivy Smoak was even more than we could have hoped for. In this enlightening interview, Ivy shares her untapped secrets to selling more than a million copies. We were floored to see just how many secrets and writing tips she was willing to share. With no formal training, Ivy was not intending to have as much success as she came into. It was only...

9 Writing Tips for New Writers by Famous Writers

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As a new writer, it’s easy to get unmotivated when you’re staring blankly at your laptop wondering where and how to get started. You may have gotten loads of advice from friends and colleagues on how to be a good writer but are still feeling overwhelmed. Well, here’s some good news for you. We’ve compiled writing tips and advice from some of the world’s most famous writers to...

27 Chapter Method Made Easy


Breakdown of The 27 Chapter Method The 27 Chapter Method, also known as the 3 Act 9 Block 27 Chapter Method, was made popular by Kat O’Keefe, as a way to help guide writers on their story structure. Despite the technique generally known as the 27 Chapter Method, your novel can actually end up not having 27 chapters at all. The idea of the 27 Chapter Method is to be able to identify important and...