Here’s the bad news for students, and the good news for writers of any other kind: Despite the hype, ChatGPT isn’t going to do your job for you. There’s always going to be a need for journalists, novelists, screenwriters — and yes, essays that prove you know your subject.
However, while tech can’t replace your creativity, it can make your job a lot easier. Scrivener 3, the latest update to the software that professional writers have been using since 2007, is on sale now at a 50% discount. And Cult of Mac readers can get lifetime access to it for an extra 10% off.
Scrivener: Fight for your write
So what does Scrivener do for you that a simple word processor can’t? It’s hard to know where to begin, but the main appeal is the software’s organization. Whether you’re writing a novel or a research paper, there’s a lot of material that feeds the final product but doesn’t end up on the page.
With this writing app, you can keep all those notes in one place, even if they’re not written notes. You can upload photos, sound files, PDFs, web pages and more, all tagged with annotations and bookmarks that let you know what section of text they relate to.
For that matter, you can juggle your actual manuscript any way you want and still keep the story straight. Zoom into an outline view, and you can drag and drop your chapters into a new order or chop out passages and put them into your notes. It’s a great way to break big essays into manageable bits. And creative writers will love the way it lets them jump to different parts of a story when inspiration strikes.
One writing app, from big idea to final draft
Once you’re done, you Scrivener lets you export your final draft in a wide range of popular formats. It really is the writing tool that’s designed for writers who want their work to be seen — whatever kind of writing it is.
Right now, you can get a lifetime license to Scrivener 3 for Mac or Windows. Both are already on sale for $29.99, but you can take an extra 10% off that final price by using the coupon code SCRIVENER10. That will get you the ultimate writing app for the lowest price on the web.
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