Writing Software

Writing Software

Professional writing software like Final Draft is not necessary when you’re just starting out. There are cheaper alternatives.

We used to recommend Celtx, but since going from free to a paid model and “browser only” interface, we haven’t tried the paid version.

A free, cloud based option is Amazon Storywriter. It’s bare bones, but nice for short scripts. You need an Amazon account to login. It’s based on Fountain, a plain text markup language for screenwriting. For more Fountain-based programs, visit here.

With any cloud software, it’s important to back up your work to your home PC. Don’t rely on web apps to save your files forever!

Free software

Paid software