In her book, Writer's Digest Article #2 - What is Omniwriter? Writer's Digest Associate Editor, Ruth Graham offers an alternative to the old writing tools that seem to have been abandoned by the modern writer. The latest digital writing programs allow the writer to focus on the story rather than the technology. If the technology is the problem, then the writer should get out of the computer and focus on what comes next. This book does just that: it gives the writer a break from technology by focusing on the story.
Ommwriter is a simple tool that makes creative writing a pleasure once again, enabling writers to be alone with their ideas; to focus and to write with no distractions. Ommwriter is part word processor, part art work of a new kind, and part tool. As the name suggests, ommwriter is a word processor that allows you to create and save your works in a spreadsheet or text file. You can also export your finished pages in PDF or JPEG formats for others to view and download. The tool works with any word processing program. There is also a page editor on the software that allows you to quickly edit your written files for paper sizes as small as A4.
This simple text tool is not an elaborate hoax. The writer can actually use ommwriter and still have a lot of fun. One of the great features of ommwriter is that it allows you to dictate a word and then the computer spits out whatever comes to the mind, so there is no need to worry about trying to come up with creative ideas because the software will do it for you. And since everything is laid out in a table of contents so you can just jump to the section you need, you can concentrate on the writing task at hand, leaving the technicalities for the humans to deal with. While it might be difficult to concentrate on the writing while surrounded by the technicalities of the software, it is not impossible to get something down on paper, even if you are staring at a blank screen waiting for your thought to flow into text.