I'm not sure if it should be here or in the lounge, if it should be in the lounge, sorry! Every writer works in different ways and with different tools. I was wondering what do you guys and girls use to write a story? Do you use pen and paper? A gigantic cork board or a fancy writing program? And why? I shall start. I use a notebook to scrabble ideas in and some minor scene when I have no access to a computer. While I love writing in a notebook, I find it rather hard to change things in a text since it becomes a mess rather quickly. Especially since I have a terrible handwriting. I used to use word for writing, but it became too cumbersome. Every other chapter was in another file and I had a map for research. Opening up everything at the same time wasn't very practical. Now I use Scrivener (for Windows) and I love it! Everything I need is there! All my research, plotting, characters and writing in one single project! It's also very handy that you can save sites into the program and browse them from within Scrivener! I am a very messy and chaotic person, but I manage to organise everything a bit with Scrivener! While I think Scrivener is ideal for me, I am still curious what other writers use for their writing, plotting etc.