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Monday Morning Editor Picks: Screenwriting Software

With most of us working day jobs while we write our scripts, it's critical we use time-saving tools to help us achieve our goals. Screenwriting software is just that.

Software can be expensive, so I want to give you a special DISCOUNT CODE, good until December 31, 2013 (excluding all sales items)!

CODE: J152013 will take 20% off the highest priced item in your cart, including our services!

Here are some of my favorite screenwriting software:

1. Movie Magic Screenwriter 6: I've talked about this software before, but the more I use it, the more I love it. I keep finding new tools and settings to make my life easier. I truly can't imagine writing a script without it. I also have Final Draft, but I keep coming back to MM6, maybe simply because it was my first and where my comfort zone it.

2. Scrivener: Scrivener is my new favorite, sparkly writing tool! Just typing the word makes me giddy... and I'm not exaggerating! I'm writing a novel right now, using the Scrivener Binder. It keeps everything organized, from character notes to outline to format. Not only is it useful for writing a novel, but you can also organize your blogs too. You can export files, add photos to your research files, and set target goals of wordcount and more. I have no idea how I survived before it. Seriously. I'm not blowing smoke here. I love this program.

3. Save the Cat! Story Structure Software: Lots of writers swear by Blake Snyder's Beat Sheet. This revised and updated software guides you through the complete story development process, step-by-step, from title to logline.

Buy Save the Cat! software now and receive a FREE PDF of the Top 20 Beat Sheets from the Blake Snyder blog archives, including: Avatar, Star Wars, Memento, The King's Speech, Tangled, Caddyshack, and more!

For more screenwriting software, visit The Writers Store. The above discount code can be used for software, books, our development services and more!

Editors Picks

Jeanne Veillette Bowerman is the Editor and Online Community Manager of Script Magazine and a webinar instructor for The Writers Store. She is Co-Founder and moderator of the weekly Twitter screenwriters’ chat, #Scriptchat, and wrote the narrative adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name, with its author, Douglas A. Blackmon, former senior national correspondent of The Wall Street Journal. Jeanne also is President of Implicit Productions and consults with writers on how to build and strengthen their online and offline networks as well as face their fears in order to succeed in writing and in personal peace - a screenwriter's therapist. More information can be found on her blog, ramblings of a recovered insecureaholic. Follow @jeannevb on Twitter.