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Favorite Tools

I don't use Microsoft Word because after using it all day at work, when I'm writing something fun on my own time, I don't want to feel like I'm back in the office. In years past, I used the following tools:

yWriter yWriter - USB-portable and specifically NaNo-friendly.
The Journal 4.1 The Journal - USB-portable, highly, highly customizable and writer-friendly. I use it for character bios, research notes, and a project journal where I can explore ideas or rant out my writerly frustrations.
This year I'm trying something new due to an obscenely long daily commute. I'm using the aforementioned tools plus:
Dragon Naturally Speaking 9 software package Dragon Naturally Speaking 9, Preferred Edition
Panasonic RR-US395 Recorder Panasonic digital recorder

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