This thread is not meant as some dramatic display of reverence, as much as the title might suggest. It is more of an expression of hope I would like to share, one that I find will certainly contribute to my growth as a writer. Some have mentioned the name Scrivener to me in the past, but I always shoo'ed them off, preferring to stick to the old ways and think of the program as nothing more than some fancy way to cash in on the growing number of aspiring writers inhabiting the earth, a surface already overpopulated with aspiring-whatever-you-name-it-and-their's-thousands-of-them-whatevers. How wrong could I be. I used to stick to Word. No, no. OpenOffice, that is. I refused to pay 200 Euros for Word. How right could I be. You might be familiar with it, an OpenSource word processor capable of about 90% of everything MS Word is capable of. I liked it that way. I actually liked browsing through 10's of folders, 100's of individually saved scene doc's, 20'ish final chapter documents, and quadrillions of research notes and ramblings saved in some shady corner of my hard drive. How deluded could I be. I loved it, yes. Did it further my progress? No. If anything, it hampered me. With Scrivener, I can finally go loose in my writing environment, without having to search through endless folders and doc's, without having to search up numerous notes and awkwardly highlighted files in search of that one bout of inspiration I had three days and four hours ago, and filed down in a rush. Most of all, the full-screen option is a godsend, blocking my hypersensitive brain from noticing all those icons, clocks and buttons of my desktop. Sigh. What a relief this is. It even corrects SPAG errors for me, a great addition for a non-native speaker such as myself (I know all the words, but frequently miss or add an s, r, or p every here and there). If Scrivener taught me anything, it hasn't been writing in itself, but how to detach myself from distractions, and foremost; how many distractions there were in the first place. I remember an interview with G.R.R Martin, in which he mentioned that he wrote on an MS DOS computer with a black screen and white text. I now understand the man. After this rant, and in case you are wondering; Yes, I am drinking my 5th Imperial I.P.A right now. And I'm loving it. Special thanks to @Lifeline for pointing this program out to me about half a year ago. Any of you have some good tips and suggestions on how to further exploit all the nifty features this program comes with? Thanks!