Part of this conversation may lead to ideas about features needed for this site as a whole or for the forum, but it doesn't need to be restricted to forum tools.
I've been using Scrivener to write, revise and reorganize my novel. I used the nanowrimo trial version last November, and purchased a licensed version in December. It's a great platform for dealing with a huge unwieldy pile of text, and handles export to various manuscript formats like a charm.
For getting feedback on excerpts, I've been using Google docs. It's not ideal, mostly because text formatting in Scrivener gets lost in the copy/paste.
A better way to distribute excerpts and maintain some modicum of control would be great!
Heh. I've been using Open Office, copy/paste to move stuff, and export to pdf for what I send people to look at, which is... not ideal, so I'll be seeing what others suggest too.
I've had Scrivener for years, but have never been motivated to work out how to use it properly. I did (well...attempted but fell short) the recent nanowrimo using simplenote
Have a wheel of feelings! Someone posted this on my facebook feed, and I immediately saved it for my "I've used the same word three times in the last page, whoops" moments.