Ten Things Writers Can Try for Free
Shareware caution: always scan trial or demo downloads of anything for bugs and other threats before dumping the programs into your hard drive.
1. Looking for one of those 3D book image rendering programs? Give 3D eBook Shot a try.
2. The 15-day trial version of Action Outline will organize your data in tree form.
3. YaduDigital.com offers two shareware programs, Book Writer and Finders Keepers, that mind map ideas and search files for you.
4. Book authoring software Chrysanth NETime Author offers a free trial or demo download (the wording is a bit weird; probably a demo.)
5. Get the look of a paper journal for your electronic scribblings with the free trial version of Forever Journal.
6. Grammar Slammer offers a free demo download; now available with spelling and grammar checkers.
7. Another journaling shareware, LifeJournal, stores your entries, provides writing prompts, searches your entries, and more.
8. Liquid Story Binder XE is a shareware word processor/document tracker program geared specifically for writers.
9. Need a program that actually nags you to write? Give the free trial download of Modjex Coaxer a whirl.
10. Nolad.com's Visual Typewriter shareware allows you to write on a virtual typewriter. I wonder if they have it in a Royal Academy edition.....
For the readers, check out The National Academies Press website, which offers free online access to over 3,000 titles with a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine.