Stop Inventing the Wheel!
For anyone interested in just getting down to the meat-and-potatoes of writing your story and not re-inventing the wheel, the Scrivener application is the way to go!
I recently took this one-day course taught by MaryKate Connolly, author of Monstrous and Ravenous, at Mount Wachusett College (Leominster, Massachusetts) and couldn't be happier that I did.
MaryKate walked us through the basics of setting up your preferred personal options and then went through an in-depth guided tour of the application's comprehensive program.
I can't wait to get home and dive in. This is a must-have program for the serious writer. Be it fiction, non-fiction, screenplays, poetry...well worth the relatively-small price tag.