When I first started writing I managed quite well with a notepad, a typewriter and a bottle of Tipp-Ex. The advent of the computer and word processor has simply removed the need for the Tipp-Ex. I still use the notepad (although not the same one). I've had suggestions for all sorts of programs designed to help the author. I find all those I've looked at complicated, cumbersome and unnecessary. I'm happy to settle for working with Word or similar. It provides all that I need. I'm often tempted to abandon that and follow the example of another writer who does all his work on Windows notepad. The advantage being that it doesn't try to format the work on behalf of the writer. Can anyone convince me there's a good reason that I've missed for using these other programs?