Writers of all stripes from around the world have been waiting for the Scrivener for iPad and iPhone release for years. Read on to prepare yourself for my dream come true.

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Sometimes you are the biggest impediment to your own productivity. Everything is a distraction, or perhaps your need a way to connect with collaborators or check your grammar. These eight online writing tools can keep you focused and streamline the writing process.

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Tools for writingIf you're a writer that has to create web content on a deadline (freelancer, student, staff writer, etc.), you probably need some special tools to get the job done right.

Below is a list of tools to help online writers submit work on time, create better content, and share their writing with a wider audience

After the Deadline —This is an elementary software, compatible with WordPress and other writing applications, that checks your text for spelling and grammar mistakes. You will still have to proofread your texts, but After the Deadline is a good last-minute solution when you're in a hurry. WordPress — The blogging platform WordPress is the most used tool for online writing. WordPress offers a large number of features, so you'll want to take some time to learn the basics. Also, if you're most comfortable using WordPress for your website/blogging/content-creation needs, HostBaby can help you host a WordPress site. WordCounter — Knowing the exact number of words and symbols in a text is extremely important for writers. Nuances make a huge difference, which is why everyone needs a precise word-count tool that goes beyond the basic features of popular word processors. Check out the new WordCounter tool by essay writing service NinjaEssays!

Social media automation tools

These tools are vital for those who use multiple social networks. They help you manage the presence of your content – and give you data that will help you make smarter decisions about when and where to post it. The most popular tools are Buffer and HootSuite. Buffer is a tool that allows you to share your posts and to select the best content using one simple application.

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And what writing tools do you use?

Curious how J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and many others get the writing done? Picture your favorite author writing a new book. Where is she sitting? What is she using to write? A computer, a typewriter, pen and pad, taking notes on an iPhone? The famous authors in the infographic below (from NinjaEssays.com) are all pretty lo-tech when it comes to the composition process — which, of course, isn't a stunner when you're talking about Agatha Christie or Mark Twain. But a few of the other examples did surprise me.

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MasterWriter’s unique features, paired with an array of searchable reference dictionaries, provides everything you need to make your writings better than ever in one easy to use program.

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