Another update and maybe no need for additional comments... I selected FadeIn. --- I am currently doing it by just writing in MSWord and formatting as I go. A bit more laborious I suppose so I am wondering what your opinion is about using dedicated writing software in general and what software you prefer. What at the features that make it worth buying? What features do you love? Can’t live without? ...........UPDATE: Thanks for all the helpful advice. I did look into several software but dumped them quickly. They simply didn't download and launch properly or not all functions worked properly or they seemed needlessly complex/cryptic/. I'm using a ThinkPad with Windows 10 and everything up to date. I could probably get them working with some time invested but in my world, if it doesn't work right out of the box then I look for something else. That experience included Trebly, Writer Solo, Arc Studio, Final Draft and a few others I can't recall at the moment. With Final Draft, I was sent a key for the 30 day trial software which was not accepted by the software I installed. Brilliant. But... FadeIn worked immediately and is totally intuitive. As for continuing in MSWord, all one has to do is understand how "Styles" works and create styles that have the proper formatting and that is what I was doing. Simple to do. But FadeIn (and others I am sure) have built in handy shortcuts that make it a little easier to write. Also MSWord can't export your work in the .fdx format which seems to be a big deal.