In answer to a couple of questions (one lately in the Guestbook) I decided to expand the Books I Like topic to Books & etc. I Like. And to include recommendations for software that has done wonderful things for me.
I’d first like to recommend the sanity-saving Inspiration brainstorming software. You can see a few of the ways I’ve used it — for asking the right questions, clustering ideas when I’m lost, and outlining, and thinking, and STUFF. Much stuff.
No matter whether your platform is Windows or Mac, the program itegrates beautifully with Word. It works, and now that I’ve been using it for a couple of years, I love it more. If you write, you owe yourself this program.